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Basilisk

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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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Manga Name Year Relation More Info
Basilisk 2003 TBD
Name Role
Michinori CHIBA Character Design
Fuminori KIZAKI Director
Kou NAKAGAWA Music
Hidemasa ARAI Producer
Hideyuki NANBA Producer

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Basilisk babyeinstein12 7.5/10 Mar 18, 2010

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Basilisk Varagauzer 6/10 Sep 7, 2013
Basilisk chaoserver 6/10 Jul 10, 2013
Basilisk PhdInCartoons 7.9/10 Feb 27, 2013
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Kyouta and his friends just want to rock out all day and night long, and with a new record deal, it seems they'll be able to do just that. But when the women around him, including his best friend Yokko, start revealing strange powers, Kyouta finds himself at the crux of an ancient conflict, torn between love and loyalty.

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freakzilla

Aquarian Age and Basilisk are definitely meant for the same fans! They both have an interesting love story which will appeal even to those who don't particularly like romantic series. Why? Because they are just so different and have interesting twists in the story when outsiders become involved. Basilisk has ninjas with strange powers which means a lot of fights, while Aquarian Age doesn't really focus on the fights. Yet they are there, along with the similar atmosphere and an equally great story!

Bleach

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Fifteen-year-old Ichigo Kurosaki is a typical teen with fighting skills, two caring sisters and a special trait: he can see ghosts. However, when Ichigo and his family find themselves under attack by a huge beast, Ichigo discovers that there’s more to the supernatural world than the everyday specter. Vengeful spirits known as Hollows roam the world in search of devouring souls, and Shinigami – soul reapers – work tirelessly to defeat them and guide normal ghosts into a place called Soul Society. Ichigo valiantly fights the Hollow that threatens his sisters, but on the verge of defeat a Shinigami named Rukia gives him her powers, turning him into a Shinigami himself. Ichigo must now adjust to his new life of both vanquishing and saving souls for the sake of Soul Society.

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risuta

Although (in my opinion) Basilisk is more of an "epic" anime, I believe that someone who likes it will also like Bleach. It has a lot of touching and funny parts (or should I say hilarious) and Ichigo's battles are stunning! I recommend it 100%!

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Bokurano

Bokurano

When a group of children discover a strange cave at the beach, their lives are forever changed. Inside they find a hide out filled with computers and a man named Kokopelli who gives them a curious offer: to participate in a special game in which they save Earth from fifteen giant monsters. To defeat the invaders, he will give them a powerful mecha of black armor. The children eagerly sign the contract, name their new weapon Zearth, and must now take turns to pilot it; but the 'game' is in fact all too real and the consequences of battle become the stuff of nightmares. With no option to cancel the contract, is there any way to stop the game before it is too late for all of them?

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Kaorichaos

This may seem like quite a stretch since Basilisk is in the past and Bokurano in a futuristic genre. Despite this they are both very much similar in the way they went about character deaths and the lack of hope present in the anime. They both concern situations where the characters seem to stand in the face of death and have to choose what is most important to them.

Brave10

Brave10

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Starburst

i would compare this best to basilisk because it's in the same era, during the reign of Ieyasu Tokugawa and both involve the Koga and Iga ninjas. although Brave10 is not based on the ninja scrolls as far as I know. 

Brave10 has a simpler storyline but if you like one you would definitely like the other.

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Death Note

Death Note

Have you ever felt like the world would be a better place if certain people weren’t around? Such grim daydreams might occur when watching the dismal daily news, but on one fateful day, Light Yagami finds that these daydreams can become reality. By pure happenstance, he comes across a black notebook entitled "Death Note", whose text within states that whoever's name is written on its pages will die. With the aid of the death god Ryuk, Light takes it upon himself to rid the world of its corruption, ushering in a new era of purity one death at a time. But as Ryuk foretells, Light's actions will not go unchallenged...

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Sasukefanx12

Ok Ok, I know, you may be thinking "What? Basilisk and Death Note? This chick is off her nut!" but I'm not I swear. When you really stop to consider all the facts, Death Note and Basilisk are very alike. Alright, Basilisk doesn't have shinigami and Death Note doesn't have Ninja. However, both series have 2 opposing forces waged in war against eachother, Basilisk a physical war of bloodshed, Death Note a mental war, but a high stakes war nonetheless. Both series take death and murder rather lightly as if its no problem at all (well, aside from L, Near, Mello ect, but thats a give in) people die in alot of the episodes and both sides (Kouga and Iga or Light and L, depending on which show your talking about) have to stratigically place their movements so as not to be killed by the opposing party, though it does fail from time to time. Also in both series, there's no clear antagonist or protagonist, it's up to you who you want to come out on top and who you say are the good guys and bad guys (or you could b strange like me and like people from both sides in both series xD) and actually, you could get into rather heated debates over who's the good guy and who's the bad guy. Last but definatly not least, both Death Note and Basilisk have some of the nicest artwork I've ever seen in an anime, neither are particularly colorful and they're both relitivly grim, but the artwork is just so stylish. And the many fight scenes in Basilisk shows that off just as nicely as the variety of vibrant setting you find in Death Note. Both series are truly amazing and most definatly worth the watch, trust me, you will most definatly love one as much (if not more) as you loved the other.

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