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Aug. 31st, 2010



Tumblr Promo: Fuck Yeah Shinsengumi!

(I hope it's all right to post this; I didn't see anything in the rules about promoting sites. If it's not, please just tell me and I'll take it down immediately!)

If any of the members here use Tumblr, we'd like to invite you to follow Fuck Yeah Shinsengumi, which is devoted to--you guessed it!--all things Shinsengumi. We aim to provide eye candy from all possible sources: Peacemaker, Hakuouki, Kaze Hikaru, Rurouni Kenshin, various movies, real life ™, et cetera. Hope to see you there!

Jul. 10th, 2010

Big Bad Miburo


Live Action Rurouni Kenshin Movie Coming Soon!

Someone on my f-list posted this link on her journal last night: http://www.tokyohive.com/anime-manga/rurouni-kenshin-to-come-back-as-live-action-movie/

Apparently, Sato Takeru will play Kenshin in the movie. No word yet on who will be playing Kaoru or the others. Also, it's way too early to know if Saito or other members of the Shinsengumi will be turning up in the film at all, but here's hoping!

Apr. 13th, 2010

Leadership Requires Genius


New Book by Romulus Hillsborough

Romulus Hillsborough has a new book coming out called Samurai Tales: Courage, Fidelity, and Revenge in the Final Years of the Shogun.

The product information mentions Kondo Isami. I don't know if it will have anything that new about either him or the group in general, but it's nice to have another source to check.

If you're interested, it's supposed to be out on September 10, 2010. However, considering how many times his last book was pushed back, it wouldn't surprise me if this one is delayed a time or two as well.

Apr. 4th, 2010




Hakuouki Shinsengumi is out! Someone posted the raws on youtube. There is a sub but I'm no longer posting it since after watching for 5 minutes the translations became unsatisfactory. I'll just wait for another English sub.

For now enjoy the raws at least


Here is the torrent of the raws: http://www.nyaatorrents.org/?page=torrentinfo&tid=122535

(ps: Sorry for the cross posting)

Nov. 1st, 2009



Live Action Drama Peace Maker Kurogane Coming Soon

I'm a little pressed for time but animenewsnetwork just announced that TBS/MBS is going to have a drama adaptation of PMK. There's a lot of things to look forward to early this year, it looks like... Hakuouki Shinsengumi should release around the same time as well... Thanks to safetygirl for posting the news on HNK (ANN and Hakuoki is on the frontpage). Lots of things for Shinsengumi fans to look forward to this coming new year.

Aug. 2nd, 2009


[req]Hijikata Toshizo Shiro no Kiseki OVA

I am a fan of the Shinsengumi and i heard about this short OVA which i never get the chance to watch or even notice it was made! I've been looking for it online but can't find any to download since from torrent there's no seeders at all and its all dead!!! =/

Just wanted to know if anyone is awared of this OVA and has it to shared with english subbed? thanks in advance!!!! Hijikata rock!!

p.s. my apology if this isn't allow to be post on here or if i make any mistake in posting this^-^

its my very 1st time posting on here and nice to meet everyone! yoroshiku ne~!!^^

Jul. 27th, 2009



Hakuouki Shinsengumi Kitan soon to be an anime!

From Animenewsnetwork

An anime adaptation of Idea Factory's Hakuōki Shinsengumi Kitan romance adventure game was reportedly announced at the end of the first Otomate Party 2009 event in Tokyo on Sunday. (Otomate is Idea Factory's brand aimed at female players.) The story of the 2008 Sony PlayStation 2 game centers around a female protagonist and the historical Shinsengumi samurai group in Kyoto during the 19th century. Sunday's announcement did not provide further details such as the anime's release format.

If you'd like to know more about Hakuouki Shinsengumi please visit our website HNK. Here are some links to get you started. Our members also contributed some walkthrough and description for the game itself.
Hakuouki Introduction

Jun. 7th, 2009



Peacemaker Kurogane - Anime Music Video

This anime music video is dedicated to all Peacemaker Kurogane fans! This awesome Shinsengumi anime needs more attention!

Peacemaker Kurogane
Music: Lightning Field by Sneaker Pimps
Characters: Souji, Hijikata, Tetsu, Susumu

Another Beyond Breakdown Production.

WARNING: Blood, lots of blood. Yaye!

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Apr. 11th, 2009


some Shinsengumi fanart

Hiya, me again. :D I drew some fanart of the Shinsengumi, just thought I'd share.

( fake cut to my lj )

Apr. 5th, 2009


some icons and a wallpaper

It's been a while since this comm has had any posts, and since I made some Shinsengumi related media recently I thought I'd share.

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Jan. 10th, 2009


English Translation of a Shinsengumi Novel

"Moe Yo Ken" -- the samurai epic chronicling the life of Hijikata Toshizou, the Vice-Captain of the Shinsengumi in the last days of the Tokugawa Period.

This book is full of romance, epic duels, and lots of history concerning the Bakumatsu, so if any of that is of interest to you, I'm sure you'll enjoy it. Also, this book does not pull its punches, so be prepared for a darker, grittier Japan than you might be used to. Here's a sample from the first chapter:

    As he made his way out of the main town, an acquaintance called out to him from the fields.
    "Hey, Toshi, where are you going?"
    He didn't answer, though.
    It's not like he could say that he was going to rape a woman.
    Tonight was the Rokusha Myoujin Ceremony. In more colloquial terms, it was known as the Darkness Festival.
    Toshizou's mission tonight was to take advantage of the darkness during the festival and sneak in. There, he would strip off the kimono of one of the girls visiting the shrine, push her down, and violate her. Then, he would take off his own yukata and lay it across the grass, moist with evening dew, to keep the woman from getting wet as she slept. The reason he was wearing a judo gi was for preparation in case a fight broke out between any male companions.
    Toshizou wasn't the only criminal.
    That was the nature of the festival.

The story is located here: "http://moeyoken.blogspot.com."

Hope you enjoy the story. Please leave a comment and let me know what you think.

Nov. 15th, 2008

[Loveless] Fangirl


[FanFic] PeaceMaker Kurogane - Snippets of Shinsengumi Life


Several unrelated one-shots, following the everyday life, unrequited love and hopeful future of some Shinsengumi members, but not only. To be posted over the next two weeks.

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Jan. 12th, 2008



If someone could just kindly point me in the right direction

I've looked over Amazon.com and look through Borders, to find books on the Shinsengumi.  I've only been able to find only one.

"Shinsengumi, The Shogun's Last Samurai Corps" by Romulus Hillsborough.

Are there any other books about the group in English?  Books don't do me much good, if I can't read them.  ^_^ 

Also, if ever I decide to try to make the uniform, any suggestions for patterns and material?

If this has been posted before here, just point out where it is.


Jan. 10th, 2008



Just wanted to say hello.
I read through your web site, so much better and more detailed than wiki. Thank you for that. I'm afraid that I can't add anything useful. I'm fairly new to all of this and still feeling my way around but I do like reading about the actual history. 
Looking forward to more,

Dec. 19th, 2007

[Loveless] Fangirl


(no subject)

I have just finished watching the PeaceMaker Kurogane anime and couldn't help writting some drabbles about it.

x-posted to hijikataxokita; pm_kurogane and wolves_of_mibu

Nov. 29th, 2007



Matters of the Heart pt. 6 Character Reflections Okita Souji

O.K. L.J. is gay, and I've been forced to split the fic post into two parts. Here's the other part.

Nov. 28th, 2007



Matters of the Heart pt. 6

:D I know that it's probably a style faux pas to put Japanese kanji in, but I'll remedy that in the next chapter haha. I'm a bit busy for the night. XD

Nov. 26th, 2007



Shisengumi Fans Help Me!

Hi all! I'm trying to finish up my visual aid on my Okita Souji Japanese speech presentation thing. Could someone help me by posting up some screencaps of the NHK Shinsengumi of various characters? I personally want:

Okita Souji

Hijikata Toshizou

Kondou Isami

and Saitou Hajime

Thanks to all who can help!! ♥

Cross posted. Sorry! Mods delete if it's necessary!

Nov. 14th, 2007



Matters of the Heart Pt. 5!!

Hi all! Here's another part of the fic for anyone's who's still reading. ^^;;;; A few author's notes yet again. ^^;;

Kamuro: an Oiran's apprentices.

Handkercheifs and/or Fans: Oiran and Geisha would give these to those special clients that they thought they were special and really cared for. Granted I'm remembering this stuff correctly. ^^;;; Oh it has been such a long while since I've studied up on this hahahaha!

Nov. 6th, 2007



Matters of the Heart Pt. 4

Well.... I hope this doesn't turn out too badly... It does have more character development in it I think... Though towards the end it does get a little dark I suppose... After all no one really knows what goes on in the Karyukai [Willow and flower world] of the geisha and the oiran... Enjoy!

Oct. 29th, 2007



Matters of the Heart Pt. 3!

A few author's notes before you start.

Oiran: one of the highest class of prostitutes in Shimabara. She was very expensive and very popular until the rise of the geisha. The geisha that came around after were cheaper and more accessible to the common person. I don't really know when the Oiran's popularity ended and when the geisha became popular, but since Peace Maker mentions an oiran more [aka Akesato] than a geisha, then I'm playing it safe and using the oiran and the way she works.

Basically, she was a prostitute that knew the entertaining tricks of the geisha, her rise in the ranks usually depended on her beauty and character, and like the geisha, she was a popular muse of the writers, painters, and poets of the time. She also had the luxury of choosing her own lover. If she got famous enough and made the tayuu status, she could only then be patronized by the daimyo. To use her services, she had to be formally invited to a party or so. There were no casual visitors allowed.

A new friend who was editing this for me mentioned that Okita's behavior was quite "daring." I edited it to hopefully make it a little more understandable. Hopefully, I have not totally screwed up anyone's character. Now remember, I heart constructive critisms with logical reasoning, but if you're gonna be flaming me for the sake of flaming me, then I kindly ask you disregard this post. :D Enjoy!

yare yare...



A little early, but just wishing everybody a

X-posted everywhere!


Oct. 25th, 2007



Matters of the Heart Pt. 2!!

Hope you like this. I did a lot of editing to it compared to the original. It's got more details and a bit more character development. A few author's notes before hand though:

An Omiai is a Japanese arranged marriage ceremony where the potential newlyweds meet for the first time and a few times socially through a go-between or a match maker to see if they are compatible for marriage, etc.

Translations of various Japanese words are in parenthesis of the text. Another author's note is already in there regarding the issue of the nape of one's neck. But if you miss it, then I'll tell you here. For some reason, the Japanese find that part erotic. So in modern day terms: staring at the nape of one's neck = looking at someone's breasts. Or something like it. XD


P.S. I may be biased, but whenever I wear a kimono I can't help but feel like my hips are slightly swaying. Can anyone relate? It's probably because skirt part of a girl's kimono is sooo tight. :\

Oct. 24th, 2007



(no subject)

Here's the fic I wrote about for those that want to read it! :D Enjoy??

I based this fic off an r.p. that was inspired by an old record that Okita was in love with the daughter of a doctor/family with some medical background. Of course not much is known about this girl except for the fact that she MAY have been the one in a strange grave marked "Okita's relation" granted that grave is not a sister or so. So, hoping that you will all bear with me, I will unfortunately have to take some "creative liberty" on this issue. Otherwise, I promise to try and keep true to the show, to the history, and to the Japanese culture.



Hi All!!

I found the lovely and very helpful Shinsengumi site Shinsengumi no Makoto thanks to Google and was referred to it by the link to this LJ Community! I ♥ the Shinsengumi, and my favorite Shinsengumi anime has definitely got to be Peace Maker Kurogane. But I was wondering, I was thinking of posting an old Shinsengumi fic here from Peace Maker Kurogane that was inspired by old records stating that Okita may have dated and loved a daughter of a doctor/came from a family with medical background and a slight rpg. I wanted to post it to get critiques on my writing skills and character development for original characters and characters already in the Peace Maker show. Well... If someone is willing to give a listen/read of it, let me know! Thanks!

P.S. That one girl from Peace Maker that seemed to really like Okita from the one episode.. Does anyone remember her name? I always thought they would be such a cute couple, but i can't remember her name! ack!

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