Basilisk

TV (24 eps)
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Oboro, a naive, love-struck girl, is pledged to Gennosuke, an idealist. Both are successors to opposing ninja clans with a long history of hatred kept barely in check by a covenant of peace. Just as the two vow to reconcile the clans with their marriage, the shogun orders the feud to resume in order to resolve an internal struggle that threatens to tear the Tokugawa shogunate apart. Even worse, Oboro and Gennosuke themselves are forced to lead their clans in battle. Can the star-crossed lovers resist the brutal circumstances and remain true to their love as the death toll rises?

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babyeinstein12's avatar by babyeinstein12 on Mar 18, 2010
Score: 7.5/10

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Those who enjoyed the adventures of Naruto or the violence of Ninja Scroll would most likely pounce on Basilisk faster than you can say kunai. Would those ninja-mongers like it? That’s a tough question. True, Basilisk is a story about ninjas – but it goes deeper than that... read more

xmr's avatar by xmr on Feb 21, 2010
Score: 9/10

this anime is based off a novel writen in the 1950's and the origional novel was much darker and more... dark... than the anime.some people care about production quality... blah blah .......the production quality of the anime in my oppinion was simply amazing.... and one of the best produced anime i've seen...some people care about the action scenes... blah blah.... the action content of the show is probably... read more

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