Historical Japan, the Meiji Revolution: Hijikata Toshizou is a young swordsman fighting for the Shinsengumi and the Tokugawa shogunate. As a lieutenant of the Shinsengumi, Hijikata earns a reputation for his ruthlessness and harsh moral code. Hijikata Toshizou's tale is one of fierce determination, his samurai spirit unfaltering even as the war nears its inescapable conclusion and his comrades fall one by one.
It is the era of Bakumatsu – the last years of the shogunate. In the general turmoil caused by warring groups with different political interests, a curious theatrical group known as the Yuyama Troupe is set out for revenge. They come across a mysterious young swordsman, Akizuki Youjirou, who seems to be burdened with a dark past. Thrown around by currents of history, powerful people from different factions and personal relations, Akizuki tries to fulfill his mission to destroy an ancient, cursed relic, the Lord’s Head, which has caused chaos and bloodshed for thousands of years.
Can an anime strongly focused on the last phase of the Bakumatsu be a great show, enjoyable by all the people out there quite far from being history geeks?
Well, these shows surely prove that...
Both share the same part of the history of Japan [Bakumatsu].
Fully recommended to Japanese History lovers.. XD
The time is centuries ago, during the Sengoku period; the place is feudal Japan. Political ambitions and bloodshed run rampant as rival warlords battle it out in an attempt to rule the nation. Some seek to spread their noble ideals, some seek to protect justice and yet others seek destruction. Date Masamune, Sanada Yukimumra and a variety of other warriors will fight it out time and time again; their actions helping to ultimately decide the fight of Japan.
Wartime samurai action based around real Japanese historical events.
Though Shiro no Kiseki is a more to the letter, almost documentary like adaptation, Sengoku basara is definitely based on real events if you get my meaning.
Either way, lots of action and very pleasing to the eye.
In Japan, legends tell of a strong clan of warriors who fought unarmed and walked the path of the undefeated. Since the Heian period, this clan known as the Shura helped shape and form history as we know it with the help of their legendary Mutsu Enmei-Ryuu style. Watch history unfold in this epic tale as the Shura and their ancestors witness the days of the swordfighter Musashi, fight with the one-eyed Jubei Yagyu and help influence the fall of the Shogunate and Shinsengumi; and most importantly, touch the hearts and minds of everyone they meet…