Also known as: Hakuouki Reimeiroku, Hakuouki Season 3, Hakuouki 3
Release date: 07.2012 - TV Series
The third season of Hakuouki continues this TV anime based on a series of bishounen games released by Idea Factory for the PlayStation 2 and PSP. This new anime tells the story of the dawning of the shinsengumi.Timeline
As we know, Reimeiroku is a prequel to Hakuouki, but how much time was in between?
Here are some major events in Bunkyū Year 3 (文久3年), aka 1863 A.D. :
2nd month Rōshigumi arrived Kyoto. Hakuouki Reimeiroku begins.
8th month Rōshigumi renamed "Shinsengumi".
9th month Shinsengumi unified. Hakuouki Reimeiroku ends.
12th month Chizuru arrived Kyoto. Hakuouki begins.
*The main story ends here, excluding the epilogue.
(The dates are in lunar calender, not the one generally used nowadays. 2nd month ≠ February, but spans March and April.)So Reimeiroku was merely 3~10 months before Hakuouki.