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Sengoku Basara

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
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.721 (scored by 28161 users)
Ranked: #8992
Popularity: #376
Members: 58,483
Favorites: 849
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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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)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Sengoku Basara Ranse Ranbu, Sengoku Basara
Side story: Sengoku Basara: Setonai no Gekitotsu! Hi wo Fuku Umi no Daiyousai - Fugaku!!, Mini Sengoku Basara: Chousokabe-kun to Mouri-kun
Sequel: Sengoku Basara Two

Characters & Voice Actors

Date, Masamune
Date, Masamune
Main
Nakai, Kazuya
Japanese
Nakai, Kazuya
McCollum, Robert
English
McCollum, Robert
Sanada, Yukimura
Sanada, Yukimura
Main
Bosch, Johnny Yong
English
Bosch, Johnny Yong
Hoshi, Souichirou
Japanese
Hoshi, Souichirou
Kasuga
Kasuga
Supporting
Kuwatani, Natsuko
Japanese
Kuwatani, Natsuko
Sheh, Stephanie
English
Sheh, Stephanie
Ichi
Ichi
Supporting
Noto, Mamiko
Japanese
Noto, Mamiko
Bailey, Laura
English
Bailey, Laura

Staff

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



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Nov 14, 2013
KiokuOfYou
Welcome to the Sengoku era of Japan. An era filled with chaos and turmoil where myriads of brave warriors, united under a banner, steps forward to the beaten warfield. As steel clashes and an orchestra of battlecries tore apart the skies, the earth was torn asunder by the mighty hooves of warhorses and bathed in blood of countless brave men, scarring them with a merciless red hue. In a land where the mighty oppress the weak, the innocent ones can only pray to their gods that their loved ones will return one day by their side, free from duty, free from merciless killing and free read more
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Jul 9, 2009
vadeka
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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Recommendations

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)
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.

Opening Theme

"JAP" by abingdon boys school

Ending Theme

"Break & Peace" by Dustz

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