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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: Thursdays at 01:29 (JST)
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Game
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.601 (scored by 38,645 users)
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Ranked: #12692
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Popularity: #553
Members: 86,392
Favorites: 942
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Episodes: /12

Synopsis

During Japan's Sengoku period, several powerful warlords fought in politics and in arms with hopes of unifying the country under a central government. Nobunaga Oda had asserted himself as being the most powerful of these rulers by possessing the strength and military resource necessary to conquer all of Japan.

Shingen Takeda and his trusted warrior Yukimura Sanada led one of the main clans standing in Nobunaga’s way. One night, Sanada had been ordered to lead a sneak attack against General Kenshin Uesugi, which was then thwarted by Masamune Date and his army. Sanada and Date fought to a draw, which forged a heated rivalry out of their newfound admiration for one another.

Nobunaga continues to exert his forces in Sengoku Basara by doubling down on his influence across the country. Sanada and Date find themselves having to put their differences aside in order to quell the rise of Nobunaga and save feudal Japan from his tyrannical reign. Magical, militant, and political powers fly forth as these warriors and leaders clash amongst themselves and the armies of Nobunaga.

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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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"JAP" by abingdon boys school

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"Break & Peace" by Dustz



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.

Story: 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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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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