Hey! I was wondering something.. since i'm kinda new to the hakuoki fandom i was wondering if you can consider hijikata as the main route, like the endgame kind of route like 707 in mystic messenger if your familiar with that. I'm just basing this on marketing cause he's like the face of hakuoki and the anime of course but what do you think?
Oh yeah, Hijikata’s definitely Mr. Main Route. I’m not familiar with Mystic Messenger, but just based on the name of the franchise—given that Hakuōki is the demon name Kazama gives him, and you only figure that out in his route—it’s not even really open to debate that Hijikata is Chizuru’s implied canon love interest. His route is the longest, and as you’ve observed, the anime (and the movies!) follows his route too. Obviously, you have the choice to subvert that, and honestly I prefer to do so… but Hijikata is certainly the “face of Hakuōki”, as you say. Literally. :)