Ranked #1166

Sengoku Basara

Alternative Titles

English: Sengoku Basara: Samurai Kings
Japanese: 戦国BASARA


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


Score: 7.631 (scored by 36,157 users)
Ranked: #11662
Popularity: #508
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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
Nakai, Kazuya
Nakai, Kazuya
Sanada, Yukimura
Sanada, Yukimura
Hoshi, Soichiro
Hoshi, Soichiro
Chousokabe, Motochika
Chousokabe, Motochika
Ishino, Ryuuzou
Ishino, Ryuuzou
Sarutobi, Sasuke
Sarutobi, Sasuke
Koyasu, Takehito
Koyasu, Takehito


Nozaki, Keiichi
Nozaki, Keiichi
Kawasaki, Itsurou
Kawasaki, Itsurou
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director
Shiotani, Naoyoshi
Shiotani, Naoyoshi
Episode Director, Storyboard, 2nd Key Animation, Key Animation

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Opening Theme

"JAP" by abingdon boys school

Ending Theme

"Break & Peace" by Dustz

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Jul 9, 2009
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.

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

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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Sep 9, 2014
Cutting out the whole summary and introductions, Sengoku Basara is a story of seemingly epic proportions squeezed into a very small time-frame as far as the series goes (being 12 episodes). Taking bits and pieces of history, twisting it a nudge and completely blowing it out of proportion, you get a kind of Gurren Lagann feeling. By that, I mean that the story just increases in its grandeur up until quite a climax at the ending.

However, the storyline is not without its faults. In its twelve-episode lifespan, you get characters galore, yet little to no character development whatsoever. What I feel is a kind read more
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May 13, 2015
If anyone asked me what's my opinion about Sengoku Basara, I'd just tell 'em it is a pretty fun to watch anime, nothing more than that. Nothing really stands out, but that is not a bad thing if the product is consistent all throughout, and Sengoku Basara is pretty consistent.
There is nothing really spectacular about the plot and characters, it's another one of those shows that are set during the Sengoku Period in Japan (having Nobunaga Oda as the villain and all), having some of the actual generals and captains that were involved in those battles as characters in the story, but changing a read more
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Mar 22, 2015
In my opinion Sengoku Basara is a severely underrated anime.

Basically this anime is about samurai war lords fighting continuous battles as it relates to territory and military dominance during the feudal era of Japan.

There are a few famous samurai names and characters in this anime for anyone who's into the historic aspect of japan as it relates to there samurai.

In my opinion this anime has a good amount of action with lot's of flashy over the top battle scenes.

The animation is also great as it relates to how the characters look as well as the actual fight scenes.

This anime also contains a wide array of read more
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Anime: Brave 10
Hotblooded crazy samurai and ninja being all hotblooded and crazy in humorous over the top fashion. You expected something serious and vaguely realistically historical? Not here, baby.

(Sengoku Basara does hold the distinction of actually being enjoyable however) 
reportRecommended by StreetFighter
Anime: Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
Though in terms of plot/settings Basara and TTGL are nowhere similar, they both feature over-the-top action that suspends belief and kicks logic to the curb, not to mention they have characters that are full of manly high spirited charisma.  
reportRecommended by Kantarou
Anime: Sengoku Otome: Momoiro Paradox
Both have the same characters, albeit BASARA is male-centric while Otome (as the name states) is female-centric. The story lines are more or less the same though Otome includes comedy that is lacking in BASARA, and is more casual and light with some added hints of yuri. 
reportRecommended by sarroush
Anime: Oda Nobuna no Yabou
Both focus on the Sengoku (Warring States) Era and feature a number of historical figures with major changes made to them. Sengoku Basara features ridiculous weapons and personality traits among the various famous generals and other figures, and has a general theme of "turn off your brain and enjoy the over-the-top badassery, instead of questioning things." Oda Nobuna no Yabou features a number of genderswitched historical figures, such as the title character, Oda Nobuna, and also employs the use of a boy from the future accidentally landing in the past and accidentally killing another historical figure so he ends up trying to keep history from  read more 
reportRecommended by Numi
Anime: Souten Kouro
There is war. There are kingdoms. There are leaders. There are GARness and EXTREME fights. Cao Cao looks like Nobunaga. So, yes. both series are about wars. Both set in different countries and time. 
reportRecommended by Kyo_Kagami
Anime: Kill la Kill
Both have tons of over-exaggerated super-powered hot-headed battles between red and blue in a civil war about young warriors trying to take over the world, plus, the main villains are considered to be God-like and they're both related to Honnoji

Also, the music of both shows are made by the same person 
reportRecommended by justice0

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