Ranked #1600

Legend of Basara

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Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 3, 1998 to Jun 26, 1998
Premiered: Spring 1998
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: KSS
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: None found, add some
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.481 (scored by 1,994 users)
Ranked: #16002
Popularity: #3424
Members: 5,178
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In a small village, twins are born: a boy, Tatara, and a girl, Sarasa. The prophet Nagi declares that Tatara is the chosen one who will free Japan from the tyrannical rule of the King and his four sons. But when the ruthless Red King slays Tatara, Sarasa must take on her brother's name and responsibilities and embark on a quest to free Japan and deliver vengeance to the Red King.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Kimura, Akiko
Kimura, Akiko
Inoue, Kazuhiko
Inoue, Kazuhiko
Shiozawa, Kaneto
Shiozawa, Kaneto
Sasaki, Nozomu
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Iwasaki, Yoshiaki
Iwasaki, Yoshiaki
Episode Director, Storyboard
Koyama, Takao
Koyama, Takao
Script, Series Composition
Tamura, Yumi
Tamura, Yumi
Original Creator
Yokoyama, Hiromi
Yokoyama, Hiromi
Key Animation

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Opening Theme

"Endless Loop" by Rouage

Ending Theme

"Plumeria no Saku Basho e" by Nakayama Kanako

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Aug 20, 2009
In the 21st Century for some reason (probably global warming or something..) the world has turned into a wasteland and Japan is ruled by a corrupt and selfish clan whom have neglected their subjects through out their years of ruling so much that the quality of life is pretty much the lowest of low. Then one day there was a set of twins, a boy(Tatara) and a girl(Sarasa) was born and a prophet declares that the boy is the chosen one which would save them from their predicament. Unfortunately the supposed chosen one was killed by the "Red King", which happens to be the son read more
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Feb 8, 2011
Story: 7

The anime in itself was very interesting and had a lot of potential to be a good anime however, be it only thirteen episodes it clearly displayed that it was unfinished.With that being said it was only okay, could have been better if the plot had finished with answers answered and goals were achieved.

Art : 7
The art was pretty basic for me. I didn't find it spectacular but it also is a anime from the early 90's, so in that aspect I found it just okay.

Characters: 9
Each character that was present and brought forth were unique and really thought about. Sarasa and read more
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Legend of Basara and Fushigi Yuugi have many things in common. Both are Romance and Drama shows with a little bit adventure, and these animes give you the same feeling while are watching. Both are good 
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Technically, one is a post-apocalyptic anime mirroring the past, while the other is a bona fide historical one about ancient warfare. And yet both begin with a journey to vengeance which develops into a tale of grand proportions.

Both involve large scale conflict, though Basara's centres around a revolution while Kingdom's is more militaristic. And whereas Basara takes place in an entirely fictional future-Japan, Kingdom is based on China's warring states period. Naturally, both include a lot of political intrigue and explore government systems.

Both have a large cast of colourful individuals as characters, who are all complex and are developed  read more 
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Attention this rec might contain minor spoilers.

Both anime display some similarities:
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- The heroine seems weak at first but later becomes a strong leading lady.
- The heroine cuts her hair and becomes the leader of a large group.
- Heroine adopts a small animal.
- Romance.  
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