Travis Bruno of Capsule Computers writes:
"The Hakuoki franchise has flourished in Japan since it first started as a series of games that were released back in 2008 and later ported to many other platforms. This otome series has been so popular in fact that a number of anime seasons had already been produced by the time the first games were localized in English. Now Sentai Filmworks has brought over Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom – Wild Dance of Kyoto, the first in a pair of movies for the Hakuoki series. With the second movie set to be released later this year, is it worth picking up the first?"