Isanami, a young priestess of Izumo, is forced to watch as a group of evil ninja burn her temple to the ground and slaughter the people within, leaving her no choice but to flee into the forest to escape the same fate. By chance, she stumbles upon Saizou Kirigakure, a masterless ninja from the Iga school. The two travel to Ueda Castle to ask Yukimura Sanada for help. Isanami's possession of a strange and devastating power is revealed, and Sanada readily agrees to help her, gathering ten brave warriors to Isanami's side.
Thus begins Brave 10, a story set in the Warring States period. It follows Saizou and Isanami's journey throughout the war-laden lands in search of brave warriors to serve under Yukimura's banner, each possessing powerful skills of their own. They'll have to travel far and wide, all while trying to fend off those who would chase after the dark power that she possesses to make it their own.
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
I am commenting this as a person who expected a Sengoku Basara/Historical Seinen anime out of this and not a romance-themed one. Just so you know. This is also why I decided to write a review, since I don't do that much... I just thought people should have my two cents on this as someone who is not interested in the anime at all, but will see it in its entirety.
Pathetic. That was the word I was looking for my review's main theme. I am very thankful to MAL for putting it as the 1's title. If you're looking for a seinen, historical, samurai/ninja anime with a lot of battles - this is not for you. It's pure shoujo (otome games type) in my eyes (I watch the aforementioned genres a lot).
Following MAL's list of characteristics, I will try to be as informative as possible:
Story: there is a story line, yes. But it is so fragile and broken that it makes no sense at all. Yes, it is normal for a 12-episode anime to lack in this field, but this is absurd. There is a the main story of Izanami and her temple, which gets forgotten near the middle of the series. The second plot-line we follow is one we don't know about until the middle of the series - the Unity of the 10, that Sanada Yukimura-sama explains near the end of the show.
Art: I agree, it has good artwork and the movements of the character sis nicely done. Background are excellent and where the staff wanted us to believe something, we would, if it weren't for the squeaky little shoujo (Izanami)
Sound: What? It had music? Really? I don't think so or even if it did - I can't even point a single moment I have heard it. That, I think, tells you a lot about how 'well' it is chosen and performed.
Character development: this is where I am stricken with a high fever. What characters and what development? We watch tons of people who we don't know anything about. I couldn't feel for any of the characters since the very beginning and up until now (I have seen all 11 episodes for now and will finish the anime till the end). We don't know anything about side-charatcers such as Date Masamune even. I mean, okay, you're telling a story of the Sengoku and we are supposed to know what it's about... or are we? I began loving historical anime because of the Shinsengumi and Sengoku characters in other anime and I am grateful for them, but this one would've made me sick to the stomach from the period if it was my first.The only character who is developed during the series is Izanami, the priestess/diety, who is the only character I couldn't care less about.
Enjoyment: An advice for the fans of Sengoku Basara, Peacemaker Kurogane, Berserk, Blade of the Immortal, Sword of the Stranger, Hellsing and more similar anime: This is as shoujo as the Sengoku can Get. We have the priestess wimpy kid who is talking all about how Saizou is her love, her light and her blah-blah, she is even aided by the plot and other characters (which is probably more agitating than her own reactions). She is always there when the main male character fights and it drives me crazy. Just when I get to see some action (2 times with Hattori Hanzo and Saizou)she interrupts it with her crying moe eyes and her squeaks of displeasure "Saizou, leave me! Run away!" I don't know how many such characters you've seen, but I am feeling a gutty feeling it is not much since it just doesn't quite suit the genre of the Sengoku... Actually, it can be funny, yes, but it is not regarded as such, it is the main story line and she is a the main character.
Overall: If you're expecting an anime that would feel like Sengoku Basara, Peacemaker Kurogane, Berserk, Blade of the Immortal, Sword of the Stranger, Hellsing or another such one, don't see this. It reminds me more of Neo Angelique Abyss, and Hakuouki (though even Hakuouki is better, but I have another story with it - watched only the first season, so don't mark my words as much). read more
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
So if u are looking for a anime with KICK ASS NINJA FIGHTS, then this is probably for you.
Here Isanami, the only person to escape Izumo, is given instructions to seek shelter from Sanada Yukimura at Ueda. As she flees Isanami is saved from Ieyasu’s thugs by an unemployed Iga ninja named Saizou,the main protagonist.
Saizo begins as a gruff loner, but when he spends time with Isanami, he develops a desire to protect her.The arguments Between Saizo and Isanami is quite funny end enoyable to watch
Later in the first episode itself, Isanami is found to have strange powers capable of destroying things around her..A power strong enough to rule the world..She forces Saizo to work under Sanada Yukimura since he owes a soba drink. (*LOL*)
So the main story is a lord Yukimura Sanada decides to gather ten powerful warriors under his banner.. Its still a mystery why he does soread more
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