Over all, I loved it. Sure, there were routes I slugged through and some I felt were too short, but I generally enjoyed
my experience with the same.
For enjoyment, I would say to any history lover and samurai lover, this is for you. You will enjoy it, even if the romance doesn't interest you. For humor, there isn't much, but when it comes, it is nice to see in an overall depressing story.
As for the concept, it did a great job in being realistic with each character and the romance was one of the best I read, as each character approached the main heroine in their own unique fashions.
I give it a 8.75/10, but because I am a fangirl, I mentally give it a 10/10 and tell everyone to play this game to join the growing cult.
Conclusion, Hakuouki is a show for those into heavily used bishounen. Some people find it enjoyable, but from a veteran's point of view, this whole series is just an EPIC facepalm. To put it simply, it uses the artworks to blind the audiences, making them can't "judge a book by its cover." Personally, I don't have anything against the bishi, it's nice to see pretty people once in a while, but I can't stand this series. In fact, the first season was so disappointing that I restrain myself from continuing and I like to finish what I started; I don't know and certainly don't give a *censored* about what new improvements it will have.