There was an advance screening of the 12th episode of “Hakuoki ~ Otogi Zoshi ~” as well. A happy ending which will make all fans happy!!
Ongoing TV anime series “Hakuoki ~ Otogi Zoshi ~” started its broadcast in April, 2016. Characters from the popular otome game “Hakuoki” are turned into petit characters and provide their everyday’s life that was likely to occur”.
The “Hakuoki ~ Otogi Zoshi~ Female Ogre Festival” was held at Bilibili Akiba in Akihabara of Tokyo on June 25th prior to its broadcast of the final episode.
Here is our report on this event.
Starting from left, Parako Shinohara (Anime director of Hakuoki ~ Otogi Zoshi ~), Ayano Ishikawa (Senhime), Houko Kuwashima (Chizuru Yukimura), Katsuta Akiko (Kimigiku)
Befitting the name “Female Ogre Festival”, the venue was packed with female fans and was filled with a heated atmosphere.
Kuwashima, Ishikawa, Katsuta and director Shinohara were welcomed with a big round of applause by the audience.
The event was enveloped with laughter from Katsuta’s mistake in saying “Today is a weekday…” right at the start of the event and the surprising confession by director Shinohara saying “I lost my SUICA card on my way here”.
Director Shinohara explained the highlights of the “Hakuoki ~ Otogi Zoshi~ saying “the original Hakuoki is with a serious world-view but we made Otogi Zoshi ridding it of the seriousness to make it easier to watch”.
Kuwashima, Ishikawa and Katsuta one by one explained their characters, Chizuru, Senhime and Kimigiku.
And all eleven episodes of “Hakuoki ~ Otogi Zoshi~” that have been aired so far and the advance screening of the final episode, episode 12 (to be broadcasted on June 28th on TV), were screened all together.
Being able to review the whole story as well as see the final episode made audience extremely excited.
After the screening was done, the next to come was a girl’s talk by three members of the ogre cast and the director.
The first event was “Must-answer-correctly questions of the ogres”. Questions which can easily be answered by the cast of “Hakuoki ~ Otogi Zoshi ~” were asked and all four participants needed to get the correct answer.
Kawashima said “I’m confident that I will answer wrongly!” right after the revelation of the event and then Katsuta followed her saying “I’m most worried whether I can write the kanji correctly or not…” which made the audience laugh.
Five questions were asked in total and they got correct answers in two out of five! The guests had difficulties in answering difficult questions like “How many times did Chizuru called her father in all 12 episodes?”.
The next event was the “Female Ogre Talk” in which the audience got to ask various questions related to “Hakuoki ~ Otogi Zoshi ~”.
When they were asked for their favorite episode among all, Kuwashima said “It would be the episode 1. It was shocking to see how fast the ending starts but that shortness got me attracted.”, revealing her episode in watching the story for the first time.
Also, when they were asked what they would do if they could bring out their ogre force now, director Shinohara said “If I could have super human powers, then I would definitely take part in the Olympics”. Responding to her answer, Ishikawa pointed out saying “That’s a doping!”. Katsuta provided a surprising idea which was “It would be convenient when commuting since I could jump from rooftop to rooftop. Ogres never get into the commuting rush”. Ishikawa liked the idea that was written in the script, which was “cutting a watermelon in half by bare hands” saying “It would be convenient when camping! I can use it this summer!” making the audience laugh.
The last event was the “Questions From the audience” in which the guests asked questions that are specifically related to females and that can’t be consulted with in everyday life.
Suprisingly, there were people that came all the way from Miyazaki just for these questions!
For the question “Which other role would you like to act?”, director Shinohara answered “I guess it would be Yamanami. I like the way he talks and there are many who imitate his way of speaking, too”. Then the voice actors went on saying “During a rehearsal, the director did a temporary narrator and she really caught an essence of his characteristics”. The fact that the director was secretly enjoying that was revealed.
Finally the event was closed with a present corner in which the visitors had the chance to get original postcards of “Hakuoki ~Otogi Zoshi~” signed by all members of the cast.
As last comments from the cast, Ishikawa said “I hope there will be a sequel and another event will be held”. Nico Nico Live Broadcast was filled with comments requesting a sequel.
The original “Hakuoki” has many serious scenes. “Otogi Zoshi” illustrates scenes of peace which were “likely to be found”. The final episode, episode 12, features a happy ending with all characters gathered in the story.
Find out what kind of happy ending it is by watching the episode 12!