Episode 4
Episode Information
Season 1, Episode 4
Kanji 帰郷
Rōmaji Kikyō
Air Date January 26, 2013
Chapter(s) 7, 8
Blu-ray/DVD Vol.2
Opening God FATE
Ending String of pain
Staff Information
Episode 3 Episode 5

Homecoming (帰郷, Kikyō) is Episode 4 of Hakkenden: Tōhō Hakken Ibun anime series, which aired on January 26, 2013.


The demon appearing in the middle of town chasing after Shino wanting to eat him and the monks that hunt demons chasing after. They managed to escape from the monks and the demon return to its own human form who is Inukai Genpachi. Inuta Kobungo, Genpachi's good friend stated to Shino that three years ago, Genpachi and Kobungo's soldier team was attacked by a demon that served in the hostage crisis in the north eating people. Originally they were supposed to die but something stranged happened and ever since then, their bodies have some changes and they are immortality. On the other hand, the demon huntimg monk saw Shino with Murasame and hoping to get his hand on Murasame Sword.


Characters in Order of AppearanceEdit

Character in bold denotes character's first appearance.

Manga to Anime DifferencesEdit


Kobungo tries to make Genpachi coming to his senses by making him realize that Shino is a male and kid to that. He says that if he just keep quiet, the girls will flock to him. Genpachi replies that he will save money and become a dependable man, just for Shino. Kobungo thinks that his brother is hopeless.