Anime Review: Basilisk: Kouga Ninpou Chou


The year is 1614 AD. Two warring ninja clans, each supporting a son of Hidetada Tokugawa as the next shogun, send ten representatives each to fight to the death for the possession of a scroll. The prize: the annihilation of the other and the staunch support of the Tokugawa government for the winning clan for the next thousand years. (Source: ANN)

General information:

Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 13, 2005 to Sep 21, 2005
Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Historical, Samurai, Romance, Supernatural
Duration: 24 min. per episode


Basilisk is a truly fascinating anime. It took the meaning of revenge to a new level. The anime contains a lot of bloodshed which I liked. I loved how the story line built up. Also learning each ninja’s ability was interesting. The only problem with that anime was time. You don’t get to enjoy seeing the amount of strength or ability that each ninja is capable of. I believed that some characters died too early. None the less, that fact will make you make up their strength with your own imagination. Plus you would want to see them with different opponent. Aside from the fighting, that anime has one of the most romantic stories in the history “Romeo and Juliet style”. So even if your not into the whole ninja fights thingy. You will still enjoy the anime.

Overall Rate: 9/10

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