Ranked #1238

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: 7.611 (scored by 37,140 users)
Ranked: #12382
Popularity: #526
Members: 82,116
Favorites: 926
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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
Kawasaki, Itsurou
Kawasaki, Itsurou
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director
Shiotani, Naoyoshi
Shiotani, Naoyoshi
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation, 2nd Key Animation

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Opening Theme

"JAP" by abingdon boys school

Ending Theme

"Break & Peace" by Dustz



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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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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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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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RushFX
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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Recommendations

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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