Sentai Filmworks has announced that the company has acquired the license for the Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East anime. The company says it will release the series through “select digital outlets,” with a home video release planned for later in 2013.

The anime adapts Miyuki Abe’s original manga that reimagines the setting from the classic Hakkenden samurai novel as a female-oriented story with supernatural elements.

Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East premiered in Japan on January 5, 2013, and Crunchyroll is simulcasting the anime as it airs in Japan.

Source: ANN