Sengoku Basara

Sengoku Basara: Samurai Kings

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: 戦国BASARA
English: Sengoku Basara: Samurai Kings
German: Sengoku Basara Samurai Kings
French: Sengoku Basara: Samurai Kings
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 2, 2009 to Jun 18, 2009
Premiered: Spring 2009
Broadcast: Thursdays at 01:29 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Game
Genres: ActionAction, FantasyFantasy
Themes: HistoricalHistorical, Martial ArtsMartial Arts, SamuraiSamurai, Super PowerSuper Power
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.331 (scored by 6578665,786 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #25632
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1458
Members: 162,759
Favorites: 968

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In the Sengoku period, the struggle for power and unification has brought endless bloodshed to the unstable Japan. Out of all the warring generals, Nobunaga Oda—the "Demon King of Owari"—has established himself as the strongest ruler. Friend or foe, he is determined to crush anyone who stands in his way of creating a tyrannical central government.

The only two who dare rebel against Oda are the "One-eyed Dragon of Oshu" Masamune Date, and the distinguished but hot-blooded warrior of the Takeda clan, Yukimura Sanada. Though they share the goal of preventing Oda from unifying the domains, Masamune and Yukimura cannot see eye-to-eye. Equally skilled in combat, mutual admiration for one another causes these two feuding warriors to forge a fierce rivalry, thwarting any attempts to form a united front against the Demon King of Owari.

With Oda's forces closing in on their respective territories, Masamune and Yukimura reluctantly learn to put aside their differences and fight together against the threatening usurpator.

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Sengoku Basara is based off of a series of hack-and-slash fighting games by Capcom.

Characters & Voice Actors



Opening Theme

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"JAP" by abingdon boys school

Ending Theme

"Break & Peace" by Dustz

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Jul 9, 2009
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.

I liked the art, it looked nice, and the effects used during combat scenes added an extra touch to it.

Intro and endings were nice and I was never once disturbed by the background music meaning they did a good job. Use ...
Jul 15, 2009
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
Feb 18, 2010
When I first noticed that this anime existed it piqued my interest. i remember playing the game Devil Kings for ps2 (game that the characters are copied from then replicated into this anime) and I recalled the somewhat enjoyable times playing the game with a friend, i must say that my experiences thus far with this anime is falling quite short to my expectations.

Story: Takes place in war-torn feudal Japan, in times of warring feudal lords all struggling for power. Sounds like a great historical anime right? well.... you'd be wrong. Its got a "modern" flare thrown in. and by modern i am referring ...

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