Hakuouki 15 – a demon’s promise
October 28, 2010
Hakuouki episode 15 (Hakuouki Hekketsu-Roku) principally covers the Shinsengumi escape from the Rasetsu warriors created by Koudou, and Chizuru’s further discoveries about the secrets of the Yukimura clan. We also say good-bye to more Shinsengumi members.
Wonder of wonders, Chizuru participates in a real sword fight. Kaoru informs her that he is her brother, and explains that he is working with the man she thought was her father to develop a Rasetsu army to destroy mankind. When Chizuru refuses to leave her post guarding Isami Kondou, Kaoru attacks her. She does fight back, but Kaoru gets the better of her.
Souji Okita appears, and saves Chizuru and Kondou for a time, but his tuberculosis kicks in and Kaoru tries to take advantage of the situation, only to be killed by an unexpected ally. Kondou helps bury Kaoru. Even though Kondou and Hijikata are acquiring new recruits, Sannosuke Harada and Shinpachi Nagakura decide it is time to leave the force. Chizuru wants to try to convince her uncle (the man she still thinks of as her dad), to give up on his plan of destroying mankind with his demon army. In my experience, that’s the sort of thing that is hard to talk people out of.
It wasn’t as great an episode as the previous one, but I’m glad to see Chizuru still showing resolve.