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Basilisk: Kouga Ninpou Chou

Basilisk: Kouga Ninpou Chou

Alternative Titles

English: Basilisk: The Kouga Ninja Scrolls
Synonyms: Basilisk: Koga Nimpo Cho
Japanese: バジリスク 甲賀忍法帖

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 13, 2005 to Sep 21, 2005
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.721 (scored by 35848 users)
Ranked: #9692
Popularity: #439
Members: 70,534
Favorites: 850
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2 based on the top anime page.

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Popular Tags

action drama historical ninja romance

Synopsis

The year is 1614 AD. Two warring ninja clans, each supporting a son of Hidetada Tokugawa as the next shogun, send ten representatives each to fight to the death for the possession of a scroll. The prize: the annihilation of the other and the staunch support of the Tokugawa government for the winning clan for the next thousand years.

(Source: ANN)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Basilisk: Kouga Ninpou Chou, The Kouga Ninja Scrolls

Characters & Voice Actors

Iga, Oboro
Iga, Oboro
Main
Mizuki, Nana
Japanese
Mizuki, Nana
Bailey, Laura
English
Bailey, Laura
...
Kouga, Gennosuke
Kouga, Gennosuke
Main
Toriumi, Kousuke
Japanese
Toriumi, Kousuke
Baker, Troy
English
Baker, Troy
...
Kagerou
Kagerou
Supporting
Hayamizu, Risa
Japanese
Hayamizu, Risa
Young, Stephanie
English
Young, Stephanie
...
Okoi
Okoi
Supporting
Rial, Monica
English
Rial, Monica
Kimura, Haruka
Japanese
Kimura, Haruka
...

Staff

Harp, Clarine
Producer
Cook, Justin
Producer
Kizaki, Fuminori
Director
Shioya, Yoku
Sound Director



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Feb 5, 2015
fictionmurder
Basilisk is a successful attempt to combine historical premise with supernatural/fantasy setting and to produce an original piece with elements of both genre present throughout the show. The anime centers on a fierce battle between two ninja clans, but the fight scenes do not follow sword-action as you may expect of samurai era - at this point fantasy part takes over.

The story takes place in Tokugawa period, when the retired shogun Ieyasu orders Iga and Kouga clans to fight each other, representing two of his successors and the outcome will determine next shogun. Apart that, these clans have a history of their own and seemingly read more
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Jul 5, 2008
Sick_Bastard
Story: (9/10) - Great
The story is simple - two warring ninja clans kill each other. Don't let the simple plot fool you though, there is a forbidden love story thrown into the mix aswell, and that is pulled off well. The best way to describe this would be a ultra-violent Romeo and Juliet sort of story. I enjoyed the story very much, but it had it's flaws. Many of the characters that appear only last for a few episodes, and I felt that they could have been kept along just a bit longer. But, after all, the main premise of this anime is two ninja read more
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Mar 31, 2008
nugget05
I absolutely adored Basilisk. Firstly, it probably had the most beautiful and well designed graphics in all the animes i have watched. The characters are well drawn, and the backgrounds and sceneries are simply breathtaking. It is most certainly a breath of fresh air from lesser animes with low quality graphics.

Secondly, Basilisk is extremely fast paced. Expect to see lots of action in every episode, and at least one person dying in each episode. This is widely in contrast with slow paced but highly raved about anime like Naruto. Furthermore, the fight scenes are well paced and thought out. It is anyone's guess who gets read more
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Jun 19, 2007
jet2r0cks
I can actually make a 3 word summary for this anime. It would go like this : KILL, KILL, KILL.

Heartless killing, endless dying. That pretty much made up the story. Almost every character was just blood thirsty, all except this anime’s Romeo and Juliet, aka Gennosuke and Oboro. It’s another story of forbidden love, I suppose. The forbidden love was a foot note for me – I was more engrossed by the fight scenes and the dramatic deaths of the ninjas.

The concept was actually new to me, but I was able to understand most of it. I was familiar with Samurai – themed anime, but read more
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Recommendations

both got a lot of action, its about ninja clans, both got really cool techniques. And both are creepy when it comes to monster. Both got 'immortal' bosses and rape scenes. In short both are good
Similar in depth and action, it's more emotional although not as realistic.
Both animes involve love that can't happen.
ZOMG~ This doesn't compare to your AVERAGE ninja anime series. I do admit that both series are too short but both has your very true ninja styles, fight scenes, gore, violence, blood and of course good characters and storyline.
Both have death-crazy samurai and loads of blood.
It takes place in the same era and also have fighters using ninpou.

Opening Theme

"Kouga Ninpouchou" by Onmyouza

Ending Theme

#1: "Hime Murasaki" by Nana Mizuki (eps 1,9,11-12,15-16,24)
#2: "Wild Eyes" by Nana Mizuki (eps 2-8,10,13-14,17-23)

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