Basilisk: Kouga Ninpou Chou


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Synonyms: Basilisk: Koga Nimpo Cho
Japanese: バジリスク 甲賀忍法帖
English: Basilisk
German: Basilisk: Chronik der Koga-Ninja
Spanish: Basilisk
French: Basilisk: The Kôga Ninja Scrolls
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Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 13, 2005 to Sep 21, 2005
Premiered: Spring 2005
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Gonzo
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy, RomanceRomance, SupernaturalSupernatural
Themes: HistoricalHistorical, SamuraiSamurai
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.561 (scored by 6853668,536 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #14332
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1053
Members: 167,658
Favorites: 1,292

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For centuries, the Iga and Kouga ninja clans have engaged in a bitter war. But when a ceasefire is ordered by the powerful warlord Ieyasu Tokugawa, the two clans are forced to put down their arms.

Years later, Gennosuke Kouga, heir of the Kouga clan, and Oboro Iga, heir of the Iga clan, have fallen in love. Through marriage, both heirs aim to bring peace to the clans. But their hopes are dashed when flames of rivalry between their clans are reignited, and they are dragged into another war.

Ieyasu's two grandsons have both claimed to be the next heir to the shogunate. To resolve this dispute, both the Kouga and Iga are ordered to send their 10 best warriors to fight in a bloody battle royale, with each clan representing one of the potential shogunate heirs. Two scrolls with the names of the fighters are given and are to be marked in blood upon the given fighter's death. The prize for winning is the favor of the Tokugawa shogunate for a thousand years. Torn between their love for each other and duty to their clans, Gennosuke and Oboro must ultimately decide the fate of their clans.

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Characters & Voice Actors


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


Opening Theme

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"Kouga Ninpouchou (甲賀忍法帖)" by Onmyo-za

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)

Jun 19, 2007
jet2r0cks (All reviews)
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
Jul 5, 2008
Sick_Bastard (All reviews)
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
Oct 26, 2008
iamjoe (All reviews)
Oh my word, this has got to be the greatest ninja/shinobi anime ever made.

It is romantic, gory, action-packed, dramatic, deep and beautiful in every way.

The story is a revamp of the old Kouga/Iga ninja conflict. It is interesting and involving. The story is a historical piece, but it becomes so much more because it reminds you that the people involved were PEOPLE, who had lives and loves and everything in-between. The plot follows a bloody death match; there's execution-style story-telling, and it reels you in from the first episode to the chilling final one.

The art was excellent. Couldn't do any better. It read more
Mar 31, 2008
nugget05 (All reviews)
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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