Episode 25
Episode Information
Season 2, Episode 12
Kanji 追駆
Rōmaji Tsuika
Air Date September 22, 2013
Blu-ray/DVD Vol.13
Opening wonder fang
Ending Souai Calendula
Staff Information
Episode 24 Episode 26

Pursuit (追駆, Tsuika) is Episode 25 of Hakkenden: Tōhō Hakken Ibun anime series, which aired on September 22, 2013.


Shino decides to find Ao and save Sosuke. However, when the Eight Dog Warriors gather around Tamazusa, she wants to bring back Fusehime and use Shino as the vessel of her child.


As Sosuke's condition worsens, Shino and the others head for the Old Church after learning of Ao's business there. To their shock, they discover that Tamazusa was already waiting for them. She sends her servants to attack them tiring them. Shino protects Shinobu, taking a fatal hit. At that point, all the Eight Bead Holders have arrived and she takes away all eight bead holders' powers to begin her ritual to fuse with Fusehime

Characters in Order of AppearanceEdit

Character in bold denotes character's first appearance.

Manga to Anime DifferencesEdit

  • The episode's content is anime-original, meaning that none of the events happened in the manga.


Rio asks Shino if he wants to go. When he confirms it, Rio orders him to make his choice. However, Shino can't decide between his precious meet, as he wants both. Rio orders him to chose again.

Note: This is a play on words and the reference to the dialog which Shino and Rio had during the Otsuka Village's incident; "Do you want to live?", "Then, choose."