Synonyms: Brave10, Brave Ten
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 8, 2012 to Mar 25, 2012
Premiered: Winter 2012
Licensors: NIS America, Inc.
Studios: TMS Entertainment
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
Score: 6.991 (scored by 36,735 users)
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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
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).
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
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 so read more
A) New to anime
Story: This is your average shounen with your typical "moe" female character, a "cool dark careless" male protagonist who has a kind side to him, and the Bleach/One Piece/(and other 20 shows or so), thing where random people meet up and just HAPPEN to have some power or shit, then they team up and attack the bad guys. This retarded overused story is what little children can make up. "Bunch of ninja good guys with powers team up and fight bad guys" OH DAMN, NEVER DID I THINK OF THAT! How the hell did this become an anime anyways?
Art: The art is normal, not like it matters that much. Most shounen anime shows have the same kind of art (other than one piece trololol, which is still stuck in the 2005's).
Sound: I don't know and I don't care, cuz you don't wear, UNDERWEAR!
Isanami: Nothing new here, it's a retarded female faggot (even though that's not possible) who tries to act "cute", some people would say, and is the average useless piece of crap who gets the main character in trouble. I find her retarded, it's characters like these which piss me off.
Saizo: He thinks he's cool and all badass-like. But he's just a non-original loser.
Other People: No one cares about them.
Enjoyment: If this was my first anime, I'd be like "oh this is kewl". Though now that I've seen many others just like this, which were all pretty much better than this, I say "BLAM THIS PIECE OF CRAP!"
And dropping now.
Good day SIR read more
Looking back on the show as a whole there was a story they wanted to convey and I can understand it and its emotional core, but it's too bad the later episodes weren't written as well as the foremost.
I love the main couple's art and design, animation started out good bet went downhill later. read more
The story revolves around our main protagonist and the useless girl he saves from danger. The girl is some sort of priestess that possesses great power, but it is only hinted at the entire time, and finally revealed in the most anticlimactic scene at the end of the show.
The whole point is that whoever controls this power controls the world, so you already know that people will come after her, so to protect her, 10 "brave" warriors that represent the elements have to be found and persuaded to form a team.
The characters aren't anything special, each one has a specific skill and they all vary in shape and size. The only interesting character is the protagonist, which receives almost no character development. Same goes for every other character.
The soundtrack is nothing special, not horrible, but you won't remember it. Voice acting is fine, but it is also not memorable.
In the end this anime has so many flaws that it really takes you away from it. Story is boring, characters are boring, and the main "antagonist team" was only introduced in the final episodes, so they just came out of nowhere, join that with the most anticlimactic transformation/reveal and the forced romance and you are left with a pretty crappy anime read more
- Outstanding storyline: I don't know about you, but, to me, the story of a merciless ninja who escorts a priestess who has a rune that can annihilate anything around feudal Japan is awesome. The story is one of the main factors that kept me watching the anime;
- Great art: Personally, I consider the art can decide whether an anime is great or not. Fortunately, the art of this anime is great;
- Exciting action scenes: Looking for a action-filled anime? Brave 10 is for you! There is at least one tense fight or chasing scene in each episode that is guaranteed to keep you watching. The even better part is that the gore is not exaggerated, so you can say the fights are somewhat realistic.
Now, let's pass to the more unfortunate parts of the anime:
- Poor character development: Except the main characters, you don't really get much back-story for the characters. Not only that, some of the characters have poorly-developed personalities that I cringed in pain when saw them. This is kind of unfortunate, since a decent character development could have made the anime much better;
- Rushed story: With only 12 episodes, you can tell that the story is kind of rushed. The action happens really fast, and you don't even have the time to process all the action happening that the characters already did something else important in the storyline. This is another unfortunate part of the anime that could have made it much better;
- Crappy jokes: The anime has a few comedy scenes, and even those few comedy scenes were bad because of the character development. But, this is not really that big of a con, since the comedy scenes are 1-2 minutes long, and if you can "go with the flow", then you won't have any problem.
OVERALL: Brave 10 is a decent anime. If you are looking for a great story, for good battle scenes and for good art, then you can watch this anime. If you can pass over the lack of storyline and the rushed story, then this is actually quite a good anime. read more
On top of this Isanami is a Mary Sue. The easiest traits that can be found are the fact she has godlike powers and the fact everybody likes her and wants her including the enemies. On top of the fact she can't get on anyone's bad side, she also has no fatal flaws. She is shown to be clumsy, but that only crops up when it can land her in the guys arms. The Anime talks about how she's always causing trouble but in reality she isn't causing the trouble because of her actions, the trouble occurs because everybody wants her. She also angst horribly over how she is weak, but it is revealed early on in the series that she has the strongest power of anybody. Might I add the fact she is supposed to be naive about the world, but it comes across more along the lines of her being mentally handicapped. I doubt that is what the creator of her character intended.
One of the reasons I stuck with the Anime is because despite the fact Isanami is so obnoxious most of the good guys from Brave 10 are actually interesting characters. The exception to the rule is the wind user. Despite the fact he is obnoxious, he at least isn't a Gary Stu. Despite the fact the other characters are interesting, their characterization and character development tends to fall apart when Isanami is around. Which adds to another Mary Sue trait about her, the fact none of the main good guys don' always act like themselves around her.
Moving onto the art work, I have to say the art work in Brave 10 is horrible. The character designs are clumsy and chunky in places most of the characters shouldn't be chunky. The movement of the characters lacks any dynamic and is stiff. As for the elemental powers that the braves use, they don't really mimic well the traits that go with their elements and they look unrealistic. This I think extends to the bad buys. Some people might say right about here, but the art work is beautifully designed and the costumes are elaborate. Unfortunately, about half way through the show, I realized that the reason all the outfits were intricately designed is to actually hide the flaws in the character design. And might I add that some of the flaws are glaring. I remember one scene where Benmaru is a head taller then he should be.
The sound is also something that is very beautiful. However, the music doesn't match the storyline of the Anime at all, which ruins the wonderful opening and closing scenes. Actually, these scenes also have the best animation. The sad thing about Brave 10 was I had high expectations of the show and expected to enjoy a nice historical fantasy. Instead I ended up with a bunch of pretty boy wish fulfillment and the reasons I enjoyed the Anime wasn't because it was amazing. It was because it was so badly done, it was laughable. read more
First off, I came about this Anime from the actual MAL website, As I am a fan of Naruto: Shippuden the website recommended it to me (I'm no Narutard before you say anything) and I am glad I started watching it. I find this Anime rather good but it does have some flaws, If you are looking for a quick Anime to kill some time or get rid of boredom then I say you should watch it. The story gets straight to the point and doesn't drag on like most Anime's do.. There is a lot of fighting which is pretty awesome aswell. I would have rated it higher than a 7 but the story is rather short and it would be much better if they did have more episodes, But that is just my opinion.. Thanks for reading :) read more
The characters are weird, more than half of the cast is male (What the hell?) and weird ones at that, most male characters are completely weird, except for the main character. all kinds of strange guys are thrown in this anime, a doctor who dresses weird, i'm not sure even if the clothes he's wearing are for men. you got an either very feminine guy or a girl in denial, a masochist one for that matter, you've got a...i dunno what to say, this anime doesn't make sense, the plot doesn't make sense, the characters don't make sense, i don't know who the hell are these stupid animators who decided to adapt the manga to an anime, it's a waste of space.
basically if you're looking for a good action/romance anime (Because that's what most people thought before watching it), then this anime is not for you, but if you're the person who likes weird stuff and weird characters and plots that don't make sense, then by all means, go for it. read more
i loved his shoes where it can hidding the knife (if i cant say like that, because i dont know what it is ) and whoa.... you give big surpries to enemies.
plot this story its very simple i think is the duty of Samurai for helping their master.
Hello, My Name is Ryoki and Welcome to my review of the Anime Brave 10. The review contains spoilers. If you dont like spoilers at all, please scroll away.
The scenery is settled in feudal japan, those of you who play or remember playing samurai warriors may be a little bit more familiar with this times. The anime practically throws you into an burning temple where you see a blue haired woman and a priest escape, then as they were stopped and attacked by the enemy - the priest then lets her escape once more through a trapdoor. This was a little bit confusing to myself as i had at least expected an considerable intro. But nonetheless the scene jumps further where you face our main male lead , Saizou Kirigakure.
He is suprised by seeing the woman in the woods and doesnt want to protect her, yet still does it when facing immediate danger, which is her pursuers. The girl insist him to go with her to the nearby Ueda Castle , where the famous Yukimura Sanada should live. Later then she tells him her Name, which would be Isanami and tells him nothing before their journey goes on to Ueda Castle.
Once there, Yukimura decides to make them believe that he isnt interested in protecting them and when they were attacked at the way back - a mysterious orb began to expand from the girls' head. Yukimura sees the potential and decides to let them stay.
As I already said Saizou Kirigakure is our male lead , he is a young shinobi that is mostly known for his cold attitude and also because he refuses to serve anyone. You dont get to know much more about him as the anime tries to cramp in as much as it can from the manga.
Isanami on the other hand is our typical Damsel in Distress, sad/happy female lead. She is a priestess that lived in Izumo before a certain group of ninjas attacked and slaughtered everyone besides her. The twist with her is that she is the reincarnation of the death goddess and is only held back by her hairpin that was blessed by the gods. She pretty much is a big key point during the whole anime as they try to protect her from being taken away and to make her happy as strangely the trigger to summoning the darkness is - for her to be sad. This is something that you might like or not, that is to be left with you.
Also if you dont like obvious stereotypical character, then this anime is definetly not for you. There is no clever packed in twist and you will be able to distinguish them from a mile away like ; ,,That's the bad guy!'' ,,That's the clumsy but too earnest guy.'' ,, That's the blood hungry guy.''
The artstyle is quite good, nothing that would be overestimatingly awesome, but the animation is fitting and sometimes, especially hard with a dancing scene for example (compare Isanamis graceful dance with the cg robot in blade and soul animation, it is quite opionated which one would fit better i think.) The fighting scenes are also very plain animated, dont understand me wrong - it is certainly well done but also here not exceptional. Unfortunately the sound cant keep much up as well, i have the opinion that if a fight comes up , you really have to feal tension - you have to feel epicness, you have to feel tension - that doesnt mean it has to be rock or a certain kind of genre - but something that keeps the viewers atention on the moves. Unfortunately the op, is something that I wouldnt recommend anyone, maybe fitting to ninja movies but it sounds very annoying to me.
Now then based on my personal opinion on story, arstyle, sound and characters and naturall also enjoyment - i issue Brave 10 a : 6
Stream it, if you want to explore this certain universe. At the moment of this review Brave 10 wasn't yet licensed and thus isn't dubbed into english yet. So you will have to deal with subbed episodes.
I hope this review could help you deciding if you want to take a look at Brave 10. See you next time. read more
Feudal Japan, assassins and ninja's all over the place, nothing groundbreaking there.
Ninja meets random girl, girl ask for protection. They meet other assassins and ninja's along the way, things happening, people fight(obviously).
The story itself seemed to have some potential throughout the first episode at least, but then I just felt like everything was going downhill.
Personally, I don't feel like the creators put much work into the story at all, as everything feels like something they had to rush through in order to make it into the 12 episodes now available.
Art: It's a style I don't really mind, it's smooth and well made.
Sound: same. As long as you find a decent version either online or through fansubs, the audio is quite good.
Characters: now, I just wanna say that random is random. The main leads had something to offer, or at least I felt like they had at first. If you are a fan of a group of "originals" gathering, each who feel like they almost radiate stupidity, then this is most likely something you would enjoy.
Enjoyment: I finished this series in 2 days, just so I could be done with it. I don't like skipping a series unless it is really, really bad, and this wasn't the worst I've seen.
The plot had potential, the characters looked interesting, and every episode keeps you on a cliffhanger until the next episode, making you wanna see what happens next. Even so, the whole concept is something we've all seen so many times before.
Hidden powers, betrayal, and OP villains, you've all been there.
Overall: I found it to be a "ok" show. There was nothing extraordinary about it which made it stand out. I do hope for a 2nd season however, in hope for some character development etc.
The reason is that it is much too short, with too many characters and a story ... that we finally know nothing.
In fact, we will never know really why ten warriors gathered by a noble find themselves face various enemies and protect a young girl with a mysterious power over which we have very little information.
Twelve episodes for the top ten, they are illustrated by the arrival of a new brave, and a general struggle for the last two episodes. And the series stops, and in the end, if I were asked to summarize the story, I would not know what to say because the purpose of the story is not told. Which is really the bad guy, what he wants, where all this leads us, we know nothing.
Too bad, though! Because with a very nice design, characters too stereotypical (though Saito seems a bit plagiarized on Sasuke Uchiwa), good entertainment, nice music, this anime have big strenghs... But this is not enough to fill the void. An empty so great that, who have alway one thing to say, I realize that my review will be short.
Twelve episodes with unimportant stories, heroes who will not be thorough and a scenario that the format will not start, that's what Brave 10. A second season would have been welcome.
To pass the time. read more
Story: It's a story about old samurai named Saizou he's samurai that don't want to serve any lords and want to just live own way. One day old guy named Yukimura offers deal that is Saizou would protect him and would be accompanying him in travels. There is also mysterious girl who is important to many people.
This story is really interesting and it also tells some old interesting facts about samurai's.
So story gets 9/10
Art: It was really great kind of samurai type art. But weapons were designed really well and special attacks were awesome. Places looked really historically old and it seemed to fit in anime. Animation was also really good and battle scenes were great.
Art gets 10/10
Sound: Anime OP song was really good and it starts first in slow and then quickly change speed. Kind of interesting way they went in this opening.
ED song is also really good. It fast phased song and promo pics in ending are fit in right places in OP if I should say which one would be better I would say Ending song.
Then again voices in this anime are really unique like sword battle music and enemy appearing themes are really put in good places in anime. Then again it seemed anime did not have so many music themes and they played OP and ED theme.
Music is 9/10
Characters: There are too many characters to speak about in this anime. But I am going to speak about Saizou and Yukimura.
Saizou: He seemed really not care stuff liking guy first but Saizou is really getting developed in last episodes of anime. Saizou really doesn't care about women or sake but always irritating others to fight.
Yukimura: He is very funny old man he doesn't really like to fight with others and he hates dark powers but he really doesn’t want anyone to get the power for themselves. Yukimura also like to dance with opponents and he would dance them than fight them.
Character's gets 10/10
Enjoyment: I really enjoyed every scene in this anime an there was no boring scene at all which was really suprising. One of the scenes definitely were funny was this other guy who challenged Yukimura to fight with him and Yukimura fight without his sword and finally fall ground and with his one hand throws a this guy's sword in the air.
Since this were enjoyable anime it gets 10/10
Overall: Samurai stylish anime with humor and some cool fights in it great scenes and emotions packed with a lot of history explanations. This anime really deliver inexperienced samurai experience to viewers and it does it one of the unique ways. This is really one of the best Samurai anime there is now and I hope to see great series like this one.
My Overall score for this awesome anime is 10/10
Brave 10 is ENTERTAINING! I believe thats what the creators intended and thats what was delivered. Just some good ol' entertainment. It was like being able to sit back on a saturday morning as a kid to watch a favorite cartoon marathon on cartoonnetwork while eating english breakfast or something.
The story is a mix of same old (i.e if you've watched a lot of anime) with new or intelligent delivery. Strong samurai meets priestess being chased and saves her from her pursuers. Priestess then grows attached to him and decides to stick to him for protection. But its just delivered to the audience in an interesting way that you'll probably watch the series to the end. The one problem I had with this anime is that it was a bit rushed to an annoying point but not too annoying. As the story progresses you'll definitely notice that they tried to cram a lot of stuff into some episodes. I guess its because its a 12 episode anime but they really should have made it longer so things progressed more naturally.
The art was great! Nothing new though but certainly not bad. Where the art really shone was in the cool battles.
Nothing memorable but no complaints there.
Characters are same old too if you've ever watched a similar type historical anime but they're still interesting and entertaining. I guess if the formula still works there's no need to change it right? But personally I found the priestess a bit annoying though.
I was entertained and so Im thankful to the creators for making this anime.
My overall score for this anime is an 8. Hope you give it a try and thanks for reading! :] read more
It is hard to follow though when you are used to the story from sengoku basara but I just followed its story line as episode go by.
The fight scenes are ninja type unlike Basara and not much of the lords clash with each other. Subordinates! FIGHT-O!
One thing why I didnt give the story a larger rate is due to the ending. It feels like they were in a hurry and cramped it all on the last episode plus that the main character had all the sole epic role of saving the world. Maybe cause I expected that it will be a team work type...but the other protagonist also did well, just saying.. haha..
In a way,it feels like it ended like soul eater to me. the series ended after one main catastrophic event and just return to the normal usual days.
P.S. I havent read the manga
P.S.S. Masamune doesnt go "ARE YOU READY GUYS?!! LET'S PARTY!!" XD
Its funny, superficial but for a short series it is good enough esp since most of the episode time is spent in fights( again short in duration but entertaining none-the-less)
The characters are just outlined.. you mostly dont understand their actions/or their motivations. Shallow characters with comic potential.
Everyone wants to obtain the power Isnami possess...and you want to ask her..why are you so stupid? and also Love at first sight?!...really??!!*face-palms*
Overall I rather enjoyed the anime and watched all the episodes in one weekend.
I liked it enough to finish the whole thing. Some parts annoyed me. Much of it reminds me of older shows. In the end, I'd say it was worth seeing once.