Synonyms: Brave10, Brave Ten
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 8, 2012 to Mar 25, 2012
24 min. per episode
R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
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Score: 7.031 (scored by 25145 users)
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SynopsisA young ninja named Saizo Kirigakure is trying to find meaning and direction in his life when he encounters Isanami, who is fleeing from assassins. He manages to save her life, and she then asks him to act as her bodyguard until she reaches her destination. When they arrive in the protected territory of Sanada, Saizo falls into a meeting with Sasuke Sarutobi, leader of the famed ninja group. Sanada has gathered these bold and talented ninjas together in order to bring an end to Japan's era of war. Meanwhile, Isanami's mysterious hidden power comes to light.
(Source: NIS America)
Related AnimeAdaptation: Brave 10, Brave 10 S
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Obviously I loved the feudal Japan background. The fights are not stretched forever, usually 1 or 2 episodes max. These are necessary to advance the story. The plot is fairly predictable and shallow: faction conspiracies, good vs evil, resolving matters by fighting your way through, brotherhood, etc.
The first episode is actually one of my favorite and I do believe the story should have followed a bit more its spirit. For instance, Saizou's skills and unwillingful attitude were worthwhile and promising but the feeling fades away as the story goes on and he gradually becomes next to useless. Basically, he's super strong against his comrades before they join in the Braves and also against the general cannon fodder type ninjas but that's another story with the enemy main characters. It's a pain when you see a main character show off so much for lesser results.
I also understand that they needed to make time to introduce the other characters since the story goal was to revolve around 10 braves fighting together. They should have appeared way faster. For example, Jinpachi Nezu appears at episode 8 or 9 I believe.. wait! what? But there is only 4 episodes left!
Story: 6 - Fair : it's pretty much what you expect from a ninja combat based anime. As described above, nothing more or less. The ending comes way too abruptly in my opinion. Its has if they wanted to get it done and go onto the next project.
Art: 8 - Very Good: I liked the style, nothing epic. Enough said.
Sound: 7 - Good: I enjoyed the opening, mostly skipped the ending. The overall BGM during specific events and encounters were adequate and matched the anime theme.
Characters: 5 - Mediocre: I was expecting more, sadly didn't get it. The character development is typical and very basic. You will find some flashbacks about Saizou, Isanami, Anastasia, Miyoshiseikei to add extra understanding of the storyline.
Enjoyment: 7 - Good: Even if the story and characters weren't flawless, I had a good time watching it.
Overall: 7 - Good: It's definitely an anime to watch if you like combat-oriented storylines and a nice addition to the ninja theme. It's nothing epic but definitely entertaining. I would definitely watch it again if I eventually get bored and don't have anything better to do.
I would have enjoyed seeing a serie of 25-26 episodes out of it. Simply to extend the story and introduce deeper content, elaborate on characters, get Saizou to finally kick those bad guys' ass properly, see Isanami get abusively destructive with her power and also to get a decent fight done between Kamanosuke the psychotic warmonger and Saizou. It would have contributed greatly to a longer and better ending. read more
Well, at first sorry about my English and if there are any mistakes.
Brave 10 is a ninja shounen anime about Sanada Yukimura and his ten heroes.
I started to watch it becouse I like shounen, but I had not any big expectatives about it.
When I watch the firsts episodies, I thought:
-This is a fucking bishounen anime, man.
-The story is pretty bad...
-Why Isanami is so stupid?
Etc. But I didn't drop it. Why? Well, I say to you: this anime is bad. But it's not boring. There are some bad animes that when you are watching and episode you are praying for the end. Not in Brave 10. That's a good point.
The plot is simple and the development is very bad. All the anime Saizou is kicking asses with Isanami screaming "HELP ME SAIZOU!" and criying very loudly... While this they meet new characters that will be heroes too. That' s all.
The animation is good, so the fighting scenes are decent. The style is good too, but it doesn' t feel like a shounen anime (is more a choose-your-bishie style xD).
The OST is good. It isn't a OST that I will listen in my MP4, but it is good to ambientation. The opening is fucking catching (xD).
One of the better points of this anime is the seiyuus. There are a lot a famous seiyuus in this anime (Ono Daisuke, Kamiya Hiroshi, etc.) so if you want to listen your favourites seiyuus this anime is a mine.
There are too many character for 12 episodies, and the most have no deep or development.
I like Sanada Yukimura and Nezu Jinpachi, but there are very bad characters. For example, Isanami is the typical Mary Sue. I prefer to not talk about Kamanosuke.
The only character that has a personality development is Saizou, but it' s a veeery typical development.
As I' ve said, the enjoyment is good. I prefer the bad, simple animes that are not boring than bad, strange and stupid animes that pretend to be "deep" and they are only boring.
Brave 10 is not a masterpiece, but at least is fun to see.
Brave 10 is a 4 anime, but I give it a 5 for the enjoyment. So, I don' t recomend this to you if you aren' t:
-A shounen/ninja anime super lover. read more
Both of these Anime contain a female lead who is sought out by both the bad guys and good guys. They both have very mild personalities and both anime have bishonen.
Samurai bishies with powers.Many fights. Main heroine is weak and naive although she possesses a unique power.
Samurais, bishonens, powers, similar era, drama and romance.
1- Beautiful, attractive, powerful, amazing and sexy male character.
2- The history is developed in an especial era of Japan.
3- Both main characters protect a woman.
4- Fights, magical powers, swords, etc, etc.
5- Watch it. Its amazing.
4- I recommend it to every fangirl.
they both have funny bishounen characters and historical set up. also swordsplay and magical powers are smilar too
This is my first rec so bear with me.
Both of these have a reverse harem-like feeling where there is a female lead with many male characters surrounding her. In both stories, the main character is protected by a group of samurais or ninjas. They both are set in the past and have mystical or supernatural influences.
Many of the characters are also similar in looks, personality, or purpose.
Saizo and Hijikata are alike in looks and personality. They are both quiet and stern and give off an indifferent or aggressive vibe towards the female lead but turn out to be quite caring and kind.
Sanada and Kondou are similar in looks, personality, and purpose. They are both the "leaders" of the group of warriors and brought them all together. They are also both silly, carefree characters who both enjoy chasing after women. They are also both understanding and gentle towards the female lead.
Rokuro and Saito are also similar in all three traits. They are quiet and mysterious and tend to be the shadow and right hand man of the leader of the group. They both show traits of loyalty and quiet determination to accomplish the goals and protect their leader.
Although they are different in some ways, Kamanoske also reminded me of Okita with his looks and personality. While he was a bit more eccentric than Okita, he displayed Okita's indifference/preference towards violence and killing. They were also both a bit hostile towards the female lead when first meeting her.
Both shows are among my favorites and I thought of Hakuouki numerous times while watching brave 10. However ....SPOILER ALERT.... while I enjoyed Hakuouki more for it's intensity, I liked brave 10 more because it had a happier ending.
Opening Theme#1: "Seirei Hirai (精霊飛来)" by Daisuke Ono and Tetsuya Kakihara (eps 1-2, 4-6, 8-11)
#2: "Tenka wo Odoru (天下を躍る)" by Hiroshi Kamiya and Toshiyuki Morikawa (eps 3, 7)
Ending Theme"Adeosu (艶男。-adeosu-)" by ADAPTER。
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