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: Fridays at 00:35 (JST)
Producers: KSS
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: None found, add some
Source: Manga
Genres: AdventureAdventure, RomanceRomance, DramaDrama, ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.331 (scored by 30423,042 users)
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Ranked: #22012
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Popularity: #4733
Members: 9,309
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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
Inoue, Kazuhiko
Shiozawa, Kaneto
Sasaki, Nozomu
Sonozaki, Mie
Hayami, Show
Yamagata, Kaori
Yuuki, Hiro
Imai, Yuka


Iwasaki, Yoshiaki
Episode Director, Storyboard
Tamano, Harumi
Episode Director, Storyboard
Koyama, Takao
Script, Series Composition
Tamura, Yumi
Original Creator

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"Plumeria no Saku Basho e" by Nakayama Kanako

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Aug 20, 2009
MagEarwhig (All reviews)
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
Feb 8, 2011
Rainy_008 (All reviews)
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
Mar 25, 2016
StarMasayume (All reviews)
If you'd like to take a break from all the new shiny mainstream anime and don't mind dipping back into an older era of anime, Legend of Basara can be a hidden gem. I have the bias of reading the entire manga and I will forewarn you the anime is only a taste of the beginning of what is a very epic story. The end WILL leave you wanting more because there IS so much more. The manga is 27 volumes.

The creator likes to break out of the shoujo mold, though clearly with such aesthetics and a romance interest, there is also the horror of read more
May 22, 2016
RTPDJRT1 (All reviews)
This is my first review ever and it had to be on this anime. If you're into historical romance and old art this is anime for you. I have never seen an anime with such originality honestly, it's also very unique because it's from a time when anime wasn't cliquè and had differnt storylines.

Story 9/10: it's sort of like Romeo and Juliet, the girl (Sarasa) is from a village with a twin brother who is the chosen one who gets the privilege of holding a swords and whatnot, the usual "manly" tasks. Anyway, so Japan is under control by different kings ruling divided read more

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