Basilisk (Rukun Anime Review)

Basilisk (Rukun Anime Review)

Hello everyone and welcome to an good old anime review post created by yours truly Rukun. This will probably be my first anime review on Thoughts of Everything. And all honesty I haven’t watched anime in a while but here we go with anime review. I would first like to mention I have watched this one I’m reviewing 3 times, twice in English dub and once in Japanese. I own the complete series DVD box set. Wasn’t even planning on writing a blog post review. But here we go.

Basilisk (TV) image

Anime Title: Basilisk – Kōga Ninpō Chō 

Anime Type: TV series

Number of Episodes/Parts: 24 episodes

Genre/Theme: action, drama, romance, supernatural. Themes of this anime historical, ninja, revenge, star-crossed love, tragedy.

Summary:  

The year is 1614 AD. Two warring ninja clans, each supporting a son of Hidetada Tokugawa as the next shogun, send ten representatives each to fight to the death for the possession of a scroll. The prize: the annihilation of the other and the staunch support of the Tokugawa government for the winning clan for the next thousand years.

summary taken from Anime News Network

Own Thoughts or Takes The Anime: I really did enjoy this anime though the story seem to be kind rushed and from those on lookers the story might be hard to distinguish such as my wife did as I was watching while she was in the other room. The reason I find this is a lot of people die and there is so much betrayal between both of the ninja clans. Which is maybe way the story gets hard to follow do to everything happening so fast. Some of the special ninja moves are so damn sick though, some moves will never happen in real life. But this is way I love fantasy and such. Now I have had to watch this 3 times to fully understand and I bought the complete collection box set since I enjoyed the anime.

Basilisk box set image 1 and this one

Basilisk box set image 2

But there is much more to be send about the story where 2 people from each clan who have been mortal enemies for many years. To make things worse the pact between the clans to keep them from killing each other was dissolved. I’m going to try and not spoil it for you all but I will the hate between the two is so bad the love and happy of the clan mate in love the other person in the other clan makes the sick. But this anime’s fight scenes are fucking brutal. Now I’m giving this anime a rating of 9 because I felt the story felt rushed but still enjoy for a rewatch. Then I watched again to get a better understand of the story for this review. Now at the time of planning this review I didn’t know there is a second of something. So I may have to check it out.

Rating (from a scale of 1-10): 9

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Animes I have Currently Watched & Completed.

Here is a list of all the animes I have currently finished watching or have finished watching. This list will include any anime series movies/OVAs/specials. This list isn’t in any given order and I will probably update it every so often. I’ve tried to remember all of the anime I have completely watch so I not sure how complete my list is at the moment

  1. Ninja Scroll (movie)
  2. Ghost in the Shell (movie)
  3. Akira (movie)
  4. InuYasha (series)
  5. Love Hina (series)
  6. Love Hina Again 1 & 2 & 3 (OVA)
  7. Love Hina Christmas special – Silent Eve (special)
  8. Love Hina Spring special – I Wish Your Dream (special)
  9. Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex & 2nd gig (series)
  10. Eureka Seven
  11. Myself;Yourself (series)
  12. Devil May Cry (series)
  13. Blood: The Last Vampire (movie)
  14. Blood+ (series)
  15. S-CRY-ed (series)
  16. Blue Gender (series
  17. I”s Pure 1-6 (OVA)
  18. True Love Story (OVA)
  19. Ichigo 100% [Strawberry 100%] (series)
  20. Ichigo 100% special [Strawberry 100%] (special)
  21. Ichigo 100% 1-4 [Strawberry 100%] (OVA)
  22. Vampire Hunter D
  23. Claymore (series)
  24. FLCL (OVA)
  25. Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children (movie)
  26. True Tears (series)
  27. Fullmetal Alchemist (series)
  28. Full Metal Panic! (series)
  29. InuYasha the Movie: The Castle Beyond the Looking Glass (movie)
  30. InuYasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time
  31. Princess Mononoke (movie)
  32. Elfen Lied (series)
  33. Elfen Lied (OVA)
  34. Ai Yori Aoshi (series)
  35. Paprika (movie)
  36. Twilight of the Dark Master (OVA)
  37. Chobits (series)
  38. Neon Genesis Evangelion (series)
  39. Last Exile (series)
  40. Samurai 7 (series)
  41. Basilisk (series)
  42. I”S 1 & 2 (OVA)
  43. Cowboy Bebop (series)
  44. Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (movie)
  45. Castle in the Sky (movie)
  46. Big O (series)
  47. Paranoid Agent (series)
  48. Samurai Champloo (series)
  49. Trigun (series)
  50. Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (movie)
  51. Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (movie)
  52. Potemayo (series)
  53. Darker Then Black (series)
  54. Death Note (series)
  55. Genshiken (series)
  56. Le Chevalier d’Eon (series)
  57. Rosario + Vampire (series)
  58. Zero No Tsukaima (series) [first season]
  59. Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death & Rebirth (movie)
  60. Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion (movie)
  61. Genshiken 2 (series)
  62. Ergo Proxy (series)
  63. Genshiken OVA 1-3 (OVA)
  64. Gunslinger Girl (series)
  65. Dead Leaves (OVA)
  66. Psychic Wars (OVA)
  67. MD Geist II: Death Force (OVA)
  68. Tekkonkinkreet (Movie)
  69. Zero no Tsukaima: Futatsuki no Kishi (series) [second season]
  70. Code Geass
  71. Zero no Tsukaima: Princess no Rondo (series) [Third season]
  72. Gurran Lagann
  73. Rosario + Vampire Capu2 (series) [Second Season]
  74. Spriggan (movie)
  75. Appleseed (Movie)
  76. Kai Doh Maru (OVA)
  77. Daft Punk’s & Leiji Matsumoto’s Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem (Movie)
  78. Macross Plus (OVA)
  79. Gundam 00 (series)
  80. Appleseed (OVA)
  81. Strait Jacket
  82. Soul Eater (Series)
  83. Somedays Dreamers (Series)
  84. Kanokon (Series)
  85. Golden Boy (OVA)
  86. REC (Series)
  87. REC (OVA i.e. episode 7.5 DVD special)
  88. Hell Girl (Series)
  89. Fullmetal Alchemist: Conqueror of Shamballa (movie)
  90. Shin Chan (series)
  91. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (Series)
  92. Witchblade (Series)
  93. Code Geass R2 (Series)
  94. Doujin Work (Series)
  95. Kannagi (Series)
  96. Kannagi (OVA i.e. episode 14 DVD Special)

Thanks for reading.

This post was first posted on my anime blog here: https://ru-kunsanimediscussions.blogspot.com/2008/05/animes-i-have-currently-watched.html

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