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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: 7.551 (scored by 42,949 users)
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Ranked: #14422
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Popularity: #657
Members: 100,449
Favorites: 987
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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.

Background

Sengoku Basara is a heavily fictionalized account of the Sengoku period of Japanese history, with the series specifically focusing on the later years of this era. Many of the characters in the series are based on historical figures, although numerous changes have been made to their histories and personal relationships.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Staff

Wada, Jouji
Producer
Nozaki, Keiichi
Producer
Kawasaki, Itsurou
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director


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"Break & Peace" by Dustz



More reviewsReviews

Jul 9, 2009
vadeka (All reviews)
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
Jul 17, 2009
Edgewalker67 (All reviews)
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
Jul 15, 2009
Credulous (All reviews)
Sengoku BASARA tells the story of fighting countries in an ancient Japan, no, let me rephrase that, it's about lords of countries fighting eachother for power. One of these lords called the devil king of the sixth heaven, note that he's a DEVIL king of the sixth HEAVEN this alone should keep you away from this anime, gained enough power to pose a real threat to the other lords as he ravaged all the lands that stood against him and also the lands that were his allies. Basically this is one crazy devil king of the sixth heaven.

The thing is, he is depicted as read more
Nov 19, 2010
MasterGear (All reviews)
Sengoku Basara is a relatively modern anime series created by Production I.G, and is based on the series of videogames of the same name in Japan. Despite some historical accuracy as pertaining to the key battles in the Sengoku period, the series takes many departures from the trappings of the period and introduces many outlandish elements, an example being Honda, a gigantic mechanical soldier introduced roughly halfway through the series. This over-the-top approach to Japanese history, however, does not exactly result in a work of great praise. (Note that I myself have not played any of the Sengoku Basara games, so this review is only read more

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