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Sengoku Basara

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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.

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Anime Name Type Year Relation More Info
Mini Sengoku Basara: Chousokabe-kun to Mouri-kun DVD Special 2009 TBD
Sengoku Basara Two TV 2010 TBD
Sengoku Basara Special DVD Special 2010 TBD Bonus episode released on the DVDs.
Mini Sengoku Basara Two: Tsukiyo no Katakura-kun DVD Special 2010 TBD
Sengoku Basara: The Last Party Movie 2011 TBD
Sengoku Basara Two Special DVD Special 2011 TBD
Sengoku Basara Movie: 4-Koma Gekijou - Another Last Party Other 2011 TBD
Sengoku Basara: Judge End TV 2014 TBD

related manga

Manga Name Year Relation More Info
Sengoku Basara 2 2007 TBD
Sengoku Basara Ranse Ranbu 2007 TBD
Gakuen Basara 2007 TBD
Sengoku Basara 3 - Roar of Dragon 2010 TBD
Name Role
Tooru OOKUBO Character Design
Itsuro KAWASAKI Director
Hiroyuki SAWANO Music
Yukio YOSHIMURA Producer
George WADA Producer
Yoshihiro IWASA Producer
Toshihiro MAEDA Producer
Tetsuya KINOSHITA Producer
Keiichi NOZAKI Producer
Kozue KANANIWA Producer

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Sengoku Basara triplestrike 7.5/10 Aug 26, 2012
Sengoku Basara PsychoAce 6/10 Jun 21, 2012
Sengoku Basara cococrow 2/10 Dec 16, 2011
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann

Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann

Simon lives a boring life in the underground village of Jeeha, where his main job day in and day out is to dig tunnels. His close friend Kamina, however, longs to bust out of their oppressive existence and reach the surface world where open skies and adventure await! One day, during his usual digs, Simon discovers a robot with a big face buried amongst the rocks. No sooner has he shown Kamina his mysterious find when two beings from the surface crash land into Jeeha Village - one is a gun-toting woman calling herself Yoko and the other is a terrifying mecha piloted by a Beastman! Seeing their chance to escape village drudgery, Kamina rallies Simon and Yoko to defeat the invader using their new robot, Lagann. However, upon breaking out onto the surface world, Simon, Kamina, and Yoko encounter enemies more powerful than they could have envisioned. Their fight for adventure just turned into a war for the survival of the human race - will their lust for freedom hold out against such terrible odds?

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Szwagier

While I can't say that if you like TTGL you will like Sengoku Basara, if you like flashy action sequence covered in lots of absurd and cliche, that makes you wonder if it's still an action or is it parody of the genre already, then TTGL is the right choice (not to mention waaay better than Sengoku Basara ) . I mean if you can watch the fight between one guy holding six katanas and other one holding two spears, then you are well prepared to watch giant robot fighting with giant drill.

samshadow999

For fans of over-the-top action, you just gotta see Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann, if you enjoyed the exagerated everythings in Segoku Basara, then TTGL has much more in store for you.

These two animes have a main difference, not only are they different as shows but where Sengoku Basara is mainly comedic, Gurren Lagann has a comedic start up that then slowly ventures into a drama.

Both are full of action and zanny, wacky, fun ideas, i'd highly suggest trying Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann if you liked Sengoku Basara.

eaper

Each of these series focus around groups fighting all out against an "ultimate evil." Furthermore, the constant action and humor is similar in each. Each of these series have all the GAR one could ask for.

KittyEmperor

The main focus of both series is the over the top fighting involving some rather interesting characters.  Some rather nice action with some comedy mixed in are the basics of both series and throw in some interesting characters and you get two highly enjoyable series.  While Gurren Lagann is more about the mechs & sci fi and Sengoku Basara is more about sword fighting & feudal japan both have a similar pacing and experience.

MugenNeS

Seriously over the top action, a good deal of comedy and a nice story, you'll fall in love with both series. Oh and don't forget those unforgettably epic battles.

NeoPhoenixTE

Sengoku Basara, much like Gurren Lagann, is a series that takes fighting sequences, and just completely spirals (no pun intended) out of control. While Gurren Lagann loves asking the question "Who the hell do you think I am!?", Sengoku Basara, for the first few episodes, skips that question, and states plainly who the hell they think they are. One could almost make a good drinking game out of how many times the characters shout out their names. With that, the sheer amount of gar shown by the male leads just takes whatever amount of masculinity you have and stomps it into the ground.

Both series are an absolute riot to watch, and are shows that, if watched with a crowd, will often result in cheering at least twice per episode. These series are not meant for those who sympathize with cannon fodder, so I hope you enjoy large body-counts in your battle scenes.

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Rurouni Kenshin

Rurouni Kenshin

In the revolutionary Meiji period, Japan is undergoing enormous political change. It is a time when vagabonds and terrorists will use any method to prevent the modernization of their country, even if it means trampling on the innocent in the process. In such a time, Himura Kenshin, a wandering samurai, has dedicated his life to protecting the weak and desperate peasants from those who would oppress them. However, Kenshin has a dark past which threatens to destroy the values he is fighting for. When he meets his new friends Kaoru, Sanosuke, and Yahiko, and tries to build a peaceful life with them, events conspire against him. Can Kenshin overcome the demons within and without, and finally ensure the peaceful future that Japan deserves?

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TykkkiMykk

This series is good. A lot of nice fights and such. Although I can see the storyline itself being much better, overall a nice series to watch if your not too into the serious stuff. Rurouni Kenshin however is probably one of the best animes I have seen in a long time excellent storyline, awesome battles, and nice character descriptions. Feudal Japan is the main part in both series. Action, Samurai, Shouen, and battles, what more can you ask for?

chii

Both anime are about samuri that only fight for what they believe in. Sengoku Basara is more fast paced, action packed, and throws in some random funny stuff where Kenshin is more slow and has a deeper story to it when fighting is involved. There is some comedy parts in Kenshin that I think if you liked those parts you will absolutely love Sengoku Basara.

KittyEmperor

For starters lets get th differences out of the way: Sengoku Basara much shorter than Rurouni Kenshin, Sengoku has a much faster pace than Rurouni, Rurouni has a much deeper story than Sengoku.  But where they are similar is that they both have some rather nice action and there is some comedy in both of them and they both have samurai.  So if you liked one then you may want to check out the other.

MugenNeS

If you're into samurai then you'll love both anime. Both tell of a history that stems from the eyes of different view points with epic battles.

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Brave10

Brave10

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chii

Both anime are set in feudal Japan and take on famous historical figures as the base of their stories. Lots of fighting and bloodshed are to be had in both. Both anime have a very large male cast that kicks ass too. Check em out if you like this sort of thing!

Sasukefanx12

Both of these are (mostly) lighthearted anime that take place in feudal Japan where samurai are everywhere. The characters in both are all so over the top and they each have some specialized fighting style. Later on the plot of both get a bit darker. If you're into awesome fight-scenes and samurai action you should definitely give these both a shot

CommanderKarasu

Feudal Japan? - check. Characters based off of historical figures? - check. Crazy moves and over-the-top battles? - check. Attractive characters? - check. Humor alongside serious moments? - check. Sengoku Basara and Brave10 both include these things. The action is nonstop, the hot-bloodedness is... hot, and the crazy stunts will keep you entertained. If you liked one, you need to check out the other. 

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Needless

Needless

In the year 200X, World War III began. Special bombs destroyed parts of cities such as Tokyo, leaving decimation in their wake. Decades later, ground zero in Tokyo – an isolated section known as the Black Spot – remains an enigma. Its residents known as Needless possess strange powers such as the ability to control fire or telekinesis, and are constantly hunted down by Simeon, a large pharmaceutical company with sinister motives and Needless of their own to do their bidding. Young Cruz is part of a resistance to fight against Simeon and its Needless figurehead leader, Adam Arclight; but after the resistance is brutally killed by Simeon’s minions, he finds himself saved by a motley crew: Professor Gido, scantily-clad Eve and badass Blade. Together, the gang fends off Simeon’s attacks and tries to discover the truth behind the corporation’s actions. What is Simeon really after, and why do they desperately want to find Fragments?

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Szwagier

While one is futuristic and the other is historical, both are parodies of classical over the top action shows. I say parody, but they simply take the classical shounen battle show, and make it even more absurd, to a point where it can't be called serious story anymore.  Both are pretty average shows, but may bring you some eye-candy enjoyment, and a couple of good laughs.

KlatchianVampire

Both anime are overflowing with GARness of main protagonists. They both revolve around exaggerated fighting, where in Needless supernatural abilities are involved and in Sengoku Basara amazing weaponary is used. Furthermore, they both are extremely funny and share some parody of shounen series. But be warned!If you're looking for SERIOUS fights and general atmosphere, you'll be disappointed.

eaper

Each of these series focus around groups fighting all out against an "ultimate evil." Ridiculous attacks, powers and goals seem to bring these series close to one another.

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Battle Girls: Time Paradox

Battle Girls: Time Paradox

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chii

Both anime revolve around the great historical figure Oda Nobunaga. Battle Girls takes things to a new weird level by making them all badass busty girls where Sengoku Basara, which strange on it's own, is slightly more realistic since there are males in their rightful bodies. Action and fighting all around in both series. If you liked one of these because of the characters give the other a try!

eaper

These series are each centered around slight alterations of what happened in the Sengoku period of Japan. Having over the top battles using a large number of similar characters (although Battle Girls are only female versions of them all), these series will be a good fit if you are a history buff with a taste for absurd battles.

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