Legend of Basara

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: LEGEND OF BASARA


Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 3, 1998 to Jun 26, 1998
Premiered: Spring 1998
Broadcast: Fridays at 00:35 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: KSS
Source: Manga
Genres: AdventureAdventure, Award WinningAward Winning, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy, RomanceRomance
Demographic: ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.271 (scored by 43634,363 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #28522
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Popularity: #5732
Members: 13,656
Favorites: 86

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Synopsis

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.

(Source: ANN)

Characters & Voice Actors

Sarasa

Main
Kimura, Akiko
Japanese

Shuri

Main
Inoue, Kazuhiko
Japanese

Ageha

Supporting
Shiozawa, Kaneto
Japanese

Asagi

Supporting
Sasaki, Nozomu
Japanese

Shinbashi

Supporting
Sonozaki, Mie
Japanese

Ginko

Supporting

Hayato

Supporting
Yuuki, Hiro
Japanese

Chacha

Supporting
Yamagata, Kaori
Japanese

Kakujii

Supporting
Genda, Tesshou
Japanese

Shidou

Supporting
Kosugi, Juurouta
Japanese

Staff

Takamoto, Yoshihiro
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Iwasaki, Yoshiaki
Episode Director, Storyboard
Tamano, Harumi
Episode Director, Storyboard
Geshi, Yasuhiro
Episode Director, Storyboard


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"Endless Loop" by Rouage
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Ending Theme

"Plumeria no Saku Basho e" by Nakayama Kanako




Reviews

Jan 22, 2022
Recommendation: An excellent post-apocalyptic adventure series with strong, complex characters and an engrossing plot. Very much worth watching.

Positives:

+ Epic, sweeping adventure storyline that's perfectly paced and interesting every step of the way. Worldbuilding is well done and makes it fun to follow Sarasa's adventures to new places, while also fleshing out the Red King and his court and making them equally interesting.

+ Gorgeous backgrounds that make the post-apocalyptic wasteland of ruined Japan come alive.

+ Good shoujo-style character designs, major characters look very unique and distinctive.

+ Complex characters that are not fully good or bad. Sarasa's enemies are humanized and you feel conflicted when she fights ...
Oct 11, 2021
They don't make animes or mangas like this anymore. This is what Yona of the Dawn wishes it could be.

This is an underrated masterpiece. It's almost Shakespearean with the amount of foreshadowing and the way the romance is constructed.

"Your loyalty to the Red King will kill you."

There are tons of foreshadowing early on that are reiterated. Nothing is accidental. Basara follows sets up similarly with Avatar The Last Airbender. Sarasa and Tatara are two siblings who grow up in a small village. Tatara is the chosen one, meant to unite Japan and defeat the Red King. Japan has turned into a desert. Sarasa one ...
Oct 16, 2023
Ahh.. finding the forgotten gems of the past is hard but always a thrill. We are bombarded with hundreds of shows in this day of age, yet it's nothing like going back and watching a hand drawn shows now and then.

Legend of Basara was made towards the end of previous century, based on the source material that ran though the 90s and as expected from shows of that time it follows some basic principles that were used then. You can't really take them into account while evaluating an anime (the endless name calling for example). It's just how the things were back then like it ...

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