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Basilisk: The Kouga Ninja Scrolls 

Basilisk: Kôga ninpô chô (original title)
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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 Tokugawa ... See full summary »







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Series cast summary:
Laura Bailey ...  Oboro Iga 24 episodes, 2005
Nana Mizuki Nana Mizuki ...  Oboro Iga 24 episodes, 2005
Kôsuke Toriumi Kôsuke Toriumi ...  Gennosuke Kouga 24 episodes, 2005
Troy Baker ...  Gennosuke Kouga 23 episodes, 2005
Yasushi Miyabayashi Yasushi Miyabayashi ...  Narrator / ... 23 episodes, 2005
Bill Jenkins ...  Narrator 22 episodes, 2005
Shô Hayami Shô Hayami ...  Yakushiji Tenzen 21 episodes, 2005
Mark Stoddard ...  Yakushiji Tenzen 20 episodes, 2005
Jennifer Seman Jennifer Seman ...  Akeginu 19 episodes, 2005
Misa Watanabe Misa Watanabe ...  Akeginu 18 episodes, 2005
Wataru Hatano Wataru Hatano ...  Chikuma Koshiro / ... 18 episodes, 2005
John Burgmeier ...  Chikuma Koshiro 16 episodes, 2005
Risa Hayamizu Risa Hayamizu ...  Kagero 16 episodes, 2005
Yôji Ueda Yôji Ueda ...  Kisaragi Saemon 15 episodes, 2005
Miyuki Sawashiro ...  Hotarubi / ... 14 episodes, 2005
Stephanie Young ...  Kagero 14 episodes, 2005
Jason Liebrecht ...  Kisaragi Saemon 14 episodes, 2005
J. Paul Slavens J. Paul Slavens ...  Amayo Jingoro 13 episodes, 2005
Ken Uo Ken Uo ...  Amayo Jingoro 13 episodes, 2005
Colleen Clinkenbeard ...  Hotarubi / ... 13 episodes, 2005
Christopher Sabat ...  Kasumi Gyobu 12 episodes, 2005
Jim Johnson ...  Mino Nenki 11 episodes, 2005
Kenji Utsumi ...  Mino Nenki 11 episodes, 2005
John Gremillion ...  Muroga Hyoma 11 episodes, 2005
Katsuhiro Kitagawa Katsuhiro Kitagawa ...  Kasumi Gyobu 11 episodes, 2005


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 Tokugawa government for the winning clan for the next thousand years. Written by isourav009

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Release Date:

12 April 2005 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Basilisk: The Kouga Ninja Scrolls See more »

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Gonzo Digimation See more »
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(24 Episodes)


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Version of Shinobi: Heart Under Blade (2005) See more »


Wild Eyes
(Ending Theme)
Composed by Junpei Fujita
Lyrics by Nana Mizuki
Performed by Nana Mizuki
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Greek (ehm... Japanese) tragedy at its best.
31 May 2013 | by LadiloqueSee all my reviews

Some desire love. Some desire peace and freedom. Some others want to protect their beloved ones. Some desire to temporarily achieve honor to enable further accomplishments or to justify their existence. Some finally simply want power to rule other's destiny in sight of their own perspective. And human history is just a huge conflict involving these major needs. I'm not going to list what's good and what could be better in this anime: it's 10y old and technology and tastes are different. It deals with great topics and it does it in a great way: animation, graphic, SFX and character design is top notch. I'm in my 30s and I cried a lot: ancient Greek tragedy sounds just like this and you can't avoid to feel what is deep in our souls when watching this. Watch it alone: your children won't like it apart from the battles. But let your grown children watch it if they don't want to read Euripide instead. I looked at all the serialised animes around in the last 20 years and found no one more deserving: this is great. Maybe just 3-4 other animes are of this level for our western perception. Buy it. Support it. Let this anime survive over the "consume to get something new" policy of these days. This will make you cry and dream and will motivate you to believe in human kind. In 5-20 years something better will be there but as per now anime poetry can be found nowhere else.

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