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Sengoku Basara


Alternative Titles

English: Sengoku Basara: Samurai Kings
Japanese: 戦国BASARA

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 2, 2009 to Jun 18, 2009
Premiered: Spring 2009
Broadcast: Unknown
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Game
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.601 (scored by 38,304 users)
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Ranked: #12702
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Popularity: #546
Members: 85,335
Favorites: 937
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Episodes: /12

Synopsis

In the age of the Warring Countries, Japan was fragmented in semi-independent provinces, governed by feudal lords or daimyo, who confronted each other in an endless struggle for power. Ambitious daimyos from every corner of the Archipelago had shouted their battle cry. They were Takeda Shingen from Kai, Sanada Yukimura, Uesugi Kenshin from Echigo, Azai Nagamasa from Omi, Tokugawa Ieyasu from Mikawa, and many more...

Those were days of unrest and chaos. As war spread throughout the country, the map of power underwent rapid and dramatic changes. In this never-ending conflict, one man finally seemed to be just one step from establishing total control over the country. He was the lord of Owari, the Sixth Heavenly Devil King. His name was Oda Nobunaga.

But now, a young general clad in azure makes his unexpected appearance in this confused scenario, heading a huge army of cavalrymen from the Northern provinces. He is known as Date Masamune, the One-Eyed Dragon. And he is coming for Oda Nobunaga's head, and for ultimate supremacy!

(Source: Production I.G website)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Date, Masamune
Date, Masamune
Main
Nakai, Kazuya
Japanese
Nakai, Kazuya
Sanada, Yukimura
Sanada, Yukimura
Main
Hoshi, Soichiro
Japanese
Hoshi, Soichiro
Chousokabe, Motochika
Chousokabe, Motochika
Supporting
Ishino, Ryuuzou
Japanese
Ishino, Ryuuzou
Sarutobi, Sasuke
Sarutobi, Sasuke
Supporting
Koyasu, Takehito
Japanese
Koyasu, Takehito

Staff

Nozaki, Keiichi
Nozaki, Keiichi
Producer
Wada, Jouji
Wada, Jouji
Producer
Kawasaki, Itsurou
Kawasaki, Itsurou
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director

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More reviewsReviews

vadeka
Jul 9, 2009
Story.
It's very simple and easy to understand, it's far from being complex and it doesn't try to be. Characters are introduced in a battle with minimal background information.
However, the timesetting and some of the elements that appear are a bit odd but they were added to make it look even better. You shouldn't think of this as a historical anime or you won't like it.

Art.
I liked the art, it looked nice, and the effects used during combat scenes added an extra touch to it.

Sound.
Intro and endings were nice and I was never once disturbed by the background music meaning they did a good job. Use read more
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Murbella
Apr 28, 2009
Preface: I have not played the game this is based on, nor am I a major in Japanese history, if you feel either or both are required to “get” this series, so be it.

Sengoku Basara is yet another action anime series taking place in ancient Japan that is targeted at young teen males, almost insultingly so. I don’t normally review shows at all, much less after only watching 2 episodes, but in this case, I felt it was my obligation as a member of the human race to try to stop people from making the same mistake I did, watching 2 episodes of this crap.

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Edgewalker67
Jul 17, 2009
Sengoku Basara is a shōnen anime set during the Sengoku Jidai, or ‘Warring States period’ of Japanese history, and is based on Capcom’s Playstation 2 video game Devil Kings (known as Sengoku Basara in Japan). It should be noted that Sengoku Basara is a world away from the period it draws its inspiration from – it's not historically accurate by any means. That said, a few features associated with the period, such as the rivalry between Takeda Shingen and Uesugi Kenshin, and the Oda clan’s use of firearms, are present. The characters, for the most part, are all taken from the era, although the manner read more
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Albelio
Apr 28, 2009
Have you guys ever played Samurai Warriors, or at least Dynasty Warriors? This anime is the adaptation from one of Capcom Game called Sengoku Basara. One part of Sengoku Basara that sticks out from these kinds of games are their SUPER UBER OVER STRENGTH!
Instead of just seeing a "slash, slash, dash, blow!" we'll see "draw six swords at once, super speed, slash of EXPLOSION!" For more information about people in the game type in "Sengoku Period/Sengoku Basara" in wiki for better understanding why "this" or "that" happened in the story.

Story: 7
Easy starting, we started in a battlefeild scence, then there comes the main character, read more
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