Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms Sanosuke Harada and Hachiro Iba screenshots

The trained spearman and the wealthy man of culture.

Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms

Idea Factory International has released a new set of screenshots for Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms introducing characters Sanosuke Harada and Hachiro Iba.

Here is an overview of each:

Sanosuke Harada

Harada, a well-trained spearman, once committed seppuku to win a drunken bet and lived to tell the tale. He has a way with words that some might find charming and irresistible. Harada, as well as Chizuru, are aware of the instability of the Shinsengumi. Chizuru’s close friends within the Shinsengumi have all suffered injuries and even death, which has caused her great anxiety and uncertainty of her friends’ futures. But even with all the negativity surrounding the Shinsengumi and Chizuru’s personal anxieties, Harada remains levelheaded throughout all of it. Unlike the other bachelors in Edo Blossoms, Harada is able to reassure Chizuru and tries to help Chizuru focus on the necessities of everyday life.

Hachiro Iba

Hachiro Iba’s wealth stems from his father, who owned one of the most prestigious dojos in Edo specializing in the Shingyoto-Ryu style. Because of his upbringing, he is a chivalrous, highly cultured man who is proud of his family history. In Kyoto Winds, it is discovered that Iba, who was once a well-respected member in society, is now a marginalized, demon-handed Fury. Due to his inability to participate in battle, he feels that his pride and honor have been besmirched. Iba and Chizuru, who were once childhood friends, can now reignite their relationship in Iba’s vast mansion.

Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms is due out for PS Vita on March 13 in North America and March 16 in Europe, and for PC this spring.

View the screenshots at the gallery.

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