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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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Unbeknownst to humans, demons from an overlapping dimension walk amongst them in the streets of Tokyo. The balance between the worlds is kept by the crow guardian Karas and Yurine, its master and voice of the living city. However, the time of harmony nears the end as the once-Karas Lord Eko returns. Seeking to purge humanity for its evils, he terrorizes the city with his minions that feast on human blood. The ultimate battle between good and evil awaits; can Yurine and her newly initiated Karas prevail against Lord Eko and protect their city against his monstrous horde?

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If flashy, gorgeous action sequences are your thing, make sure to check out Karas (only the first half, ie: Prophecy) and Sengoku Basara. Karas has way more of a plot and is sci fi while Sengoku is essentially 'let's watch the history of feudal Japan with nonstop fights' - and frankly I liked Karas WAY more - but they'll likely appeal to the same fans.


Epic action sequences are pretty much what links these two anime together. Both are seriously done nicely, although you'll want to stick to Karas: The Prophecy to fully understand what I mean when I speak of the action.

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I was somewhat hesitant about making any recommendation for Demonbane TV, but when pushed to shove, the closest I could possible get would be Sengoku Basara.  The reason behind this is because both were based off games and to some extent both doesn't take the anime seriously.  The only difference was that Sengoku Basara pulled it off a bit better...

Hijikata Toshizou Shiro no Kiseki

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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.

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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.

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (2012)

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When Jonathan Joestar was just a baby, his mother tragically died in a carriage accident, and his father George was saved by the kindness of a stranger, Dario Brando. At least, that's what George believed, unbeknownst to him that Dario was just attempting to steal from the victims. Thus, when Dario later dies and his son, Dio, comes to his doorstep, the wealthy George eagerly adopts the boy. But what should have become a budding friendship between two siblings quickly becomes a nightmare for poor Jonathan, as Dio is cruel, calculating and will go to great lengths to become George's primary heir. Little does Jonathan know that this unfortunate childhood is only the harbinger of things to come...

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Two shows that are utter ham-fests of awesomeness and dudes screaming a lot, along with some balls out awesome fight scenes. You like one, you'll like the other.

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Both of these series focus around the legendary Oda Nobunaga, and take place in a fictional feudal Japan. Both series have a ton of characters based on historical figures, and are loosely based off the wars during the Sengoku peroid in Japan. Both are action-packed, with bits of comedy thrown in. The major difference is Nobunaga the Fool has Sci-Fi elements thrown in. If you enjoyed one, I'm fairly certain you'd enjoy the other as well.

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