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Date:2013-01-23 16:32

Hello everyone!
Please feel free to join and share the new facebook page I started for Shinsengumi


Right now I'm sharing the basic information about everyone
but later I'm planning to share the photographs I took at the sites
and the little facts I found out when I went to many Shinsengumi places and talked to people there.

Please look forward to it!

Hoping for your support! Thank you!

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Date:2012-05-14 21:50

So pretty much this place is a ghost town, but I figure, why not! Maybe people are still paying attention. I'm doing some research on the Shinsengumi and have some questions I'd like people to answer. Take a minute and help a fellow fan out?

1. How did you find out about the Shinsengumi/what made you interested in them?
2. Who is your favorite and why? (This can be in any incarnation - feel free to differentiate if you have different favs from different series!)
3. Why do you think the Shinsengumi are still popular?
4. What is your favorite point in the Shinsengumi story/history?

Thanks to anyone still out there! :D

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Date:2010-09-02 05:45
Subject:Tumblr Promo: Fuck Yeah Shinsengumi!

(I hope it's all right to post this. 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!

(x-posted to miburo_lair)

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Date:2010-04-04 02:21

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)

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Date:2009-11-01 07:24
Subject: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.

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Date:2009-07-27 14:24
Subject: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

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Date:2009-06-07 00:45
Subject:PeaceMaker Anime Music Video (AMV)
Mood: accomplished

Hello, all! I've been lurking for some time here, and I finally have an offering for this lovely comm! For fans of the Shinsengumi anime Peacemaker Kurogane, here's a music video:

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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Date:2009-03-11 19:32
Subject:An Introduction.

Hey everyone, just thought I'd introduce myself.  I'm kinda new to this whole Livejournal thing, so bear with me.  I've always had a very strong interest in the Shinsengumi, although to be honest I cannot even remember what sparked it.  One day I hope to go to Japan and visit lots of Shinsengumi-related places, including the burial sites of many of the more prominent members.  Anyways, nice to be here! I look forward to being a part of this community! :D

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Date:2009-01-10 15:33
Subject: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.

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Date:2008-11-15 02:49
Subject:[FanFic] PeaceMaker Kurogane - Snippets of Shinsengumi Life
Mood: accomplished


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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Date:2008-09-20 10:42
Subject:Kaze Hikaru Bases

- - Kaze Hikaru ( 100)

( falling down as the winter takes one more cherry tree )

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Date:2008-01-10 16:46
Subject:In case anyone might be in Japan in August...

From Tokyograph:

Satomi Ishihara to lead revival of Kohei Tsuka play
"Bakumatsu Junjouden," a popular play by dramatist Kohei Tsuka, is returning to the stage later this year with Tsuka directing. This is his first time directing it in 18 years.

The play, which was turned into a movie in 1991, portrays the Shinsengumi swordsman Okita Soji as actually being a woman. Satomi Ishihara will star in this role, previously played by Riho Makise for the film. Former Takarazuka top star Tsubasa Makoto will plays Sakamoto Ryoma.

Performances will be held at the Shinbashi Enbujo in August.

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Date:2007-12-19 11:33
Subject:Remaining Japan photos posted

I'm glad people here are enjoying my Mibu photos...if you'd like to see the rest of my pictures of the trip, they're now posted on Photobucket...I've got a master folder with just a few images before leaving for Japan and from the plane ride back; everything else is sorted in folders by city.

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Date:2007-12-19 16:16
Subject:Hello! :D

Hi there!

I've been lurking this community for a long time xd And I need to ask you a question fellow Shinsengumi lovers! (Mods, please delete this if it is not allowed).
I recently found out about a Shinsengumi comedy called "Bakumatsu Jyunyouden" or "Bakumatsu Junjo Den". Does somebody here know about it? Or where I can find it?
Thanks a lot for reading this and for your help!!! ^____^

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Date:2007-12-19 01:27
Subject:[drabble] Back from Patrol
Mood: productive

A few drabbles of my favourite Shinsengumi pair

x-posted to hijikataxokita; pm_kurogane and miburo_lair

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Date:2007-12-18 16:16
Subject:Shinsengumi Destinations!

Hello everyone,

My roommate and I are off to Japan in a week, and I'm hoping to hit up as many Shinsengumi-related sites as I can while we're there. I've been reading all your back posts and staring wistfully at everyone's beautiful pictures, but I wanted to ask formally if anyone has any 'must see' locations that they would recommend, as well as general directions on how to get to them? Our Japanese is very limited, unfortunately, and we're also concerned about what will actually be open to the public, since we'll be there over New Year's (December 26th - January 5th).

Any advice anyone could provide would be greatly appreciated! Thank you! ^_^

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Date:2007-12-18 13:15
Subject:Almost forgot the most important one...

This one was filed in my Tokyo pictures - because that's where I decided I didn't have enough room in my suitcase to actually bring the bottle back with me and would have to settle fo a photo instead - but I got it at a small liquor store as we were zeroing in on Mibudera. The store also had a two-pack of SSG beer, one bottle with a photo of Kondo on the label, one with Hijikata. Besides the novelty value, this was also one of the best bottles of sake I've ever had, very smooth with a sort of soft fruity flavor to it.

Thank you for the comments; I'm glad you're enjoying the pictures!

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Date:2007-12-18 12:12
Subject:I didn't realize The Colonel earned his commission in 1860s Kyoto...

I had the opportunity to visit Japan with some friends last month, and I made a point of visiting Mibudera. It felt a little odd praying to improve my Meiji-era Toyama Ryu swordsmanship at the home of the Tokugawa loyalists, but I had to get in a sword-prayer somewhere, and this seemed otherwise fitting enough.

Beware, lots of pictures behind the cut. All but the first two came from Mibu Temple - The Colonel was near the Fujiyama Internet Cafe (I think) in the Teramachi shopping arcade; my friends posing were photographed in front of a small temple tucked behind one side of a big courtyard in the middle of the arcade.

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Date:2007-11-29 00:06
Subject: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.

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Date:2007-11-28 23:52
Subject:Matters of the Heart pt. 6
Mood: blah

: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

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