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?
In feudal Japan, Kurou and his servant Benkei are fleeing from Kurou's elder brother, who has recently ascended to the throne. In a forest, they come across a house and a strange woman by the name of Kuromitsu, who agrees to harbor them under one condition: that they do not peer into the inner chambers. Soon, they are attacked by the Red Army; they are searching for Kuromitsu, whose blood holds immortality. Fatally wounded, Kurou drinks some of Kuromitsu's blood and gains immortality along with strange abilities; but shortly after, Kurou is seemingly decapitated and wakes up centuries later in a ruined city. In this twisted future the Red Army is omnipresent and still searching for Kuromitsu’s blood, while a rebel army seeks to keep them from acquiring it. With threats at every turn and fueled by his obsession, Kurou sets forth to find Kuromitsu and seek his revenge on the Red Army.
Although these show have very differnet settings and plots, both Basilisk and Kurozuka are full of freakish characters battling to the death. Both show feature strange and sometimes horrific looking characters with special powers that give each fight it own unique flair.
Youka, a thick-headed boy, has been forced into Zenshinkyou Temple to learn martial arts. During his short stay at the temple, he quickly decides that their style is not for him, and takes up an ancient martial arts style, Gyokujo Shinkei, under the beautiful female master Shouryuujo. Because of his oath to her, he has made an enemy of Ribakushuu, the evil sister of Shouryuujo, as well as the Zenshinkyou. After many years of training, a disaster of events occurs, and now a grown-up Youka must find Shouryuujo and a way to defeat Ribakushuu.
Two and a half years have passed since the end of Naruto’s old adventures. He has trained hard with Jiraiya-sama and has returned to Konoha to reunite with his friends; but Akatsuki, the organization that threatened Naruto years before, is on the move again and this time Naruto is not the only one in danger. With the powerful Akatsuki organization looming ahead of him, Sasuke still missing, and the struggle with the beast hidden inside him a continuous battle, will Naruto's hard-earned improvements be enough? Join Naruto, Sakura, new friends and the rest of the old gang as the action heats up with new techniques and stronger enemies.
From the very start you will notice the darker nature of these two series and the idea that fighting and battle tactics come to the fore in both. If you like Ninja series with ninjas who need to hone their skills, this is for you.
Kaoru, Hayashi, Yume, Matsuri, and Sakura are the last of the Byakuro ninja, who are charged with protecting the descendant of the Byakuro princess. On a training mission, the group travels to the ancient Byakuro palace to find magic scrolls, with the best scroll found guaranteeing a rite of passage to being a true ninja. But along the way, many dangers will be encountered, including monsters and the rival Kabasu clan who are determined to capture the princess herself, who, unknown even to her, is one of the ninja!
Multi-ninja powered goodness seems to be in both of these titles.
Super powers that real ninja would have loved to possess, I am sure.
Basilisk is a lot more serious, and Cadets is more silly, But both have a good deal of action. So if your aim is throwing stars and sword swipes you can not go wrong.
In the Heian period, political instability within the capital is beginning to manifest amidst widespread famine and disease. In order to stem the growing chaos, the Emperor orders Minamoto no Raikou -- a man known for his archery skills -- to reclaim the magatama, a mysterious jewel said to contain the power to save the world. But when Raikou himself becomes ill, it falls to his younger sister, Hikaru, to disguise herself and take her brother's place. In her quest for the magatama, Hikaru finds herself and her companions drawn deeper into a struggle she cannot comprehend...
Both Otogi Zoshi and Basilisk are about feuding clans set in the era of the ninja. The line between good and evil is blurry in both series as viewers witness the tactics of each clan. If you like one then you will like the other.