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In the age of the Warring Countries, Japan was fragmented in semi-independent provinces, governed by feudal lords or daimyo, who confronted each other in an endless struggle for power. ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Sam Riegel ...  Mori Motonari 26 episodes, 2009-2011
Patrick Seitz ...  Chosokabe Motochika 26 episodes, 2009-2011
Vic Mignogna ...  Akechi Mitsuhide 26 episodes, 2009-2011
Caitlin Glass ...  Yumekichi 26 episodes, 2009-2011
Michael Sinterniklaas ...  Sarutobi Sasuke 26 episodes, 2009-2011
Josh Grelle ...  Additional Voices / ... 26 episodes, 2009-2011
Chuck Huber ...  Maeda Toshiie 26 episodes, 2009-2011
Chris Ayres ...  Takeda Shingen 26 episodes, 2009-2011
Christopher Bevins ...  Azai Nagamasa 26 episodes, 2009-2011
Anthony Bowling Anthony Bowling ...  Samanosuke 26 episodes, 2009-2011
Jim Johnson Jim Johnson ...  Naoe Kanetsugu 26 episodes, 2009-2011
John Swasey ...  Oda Nobunaga / ... 26 episodes, 2009-2011
Eric Vale ...  Maeda Keiji 26 episodes, 2009-2011
Kent Williams ...  Matsunaga Hisahide 26 episodes, 2009-2011
Charles Baker ...  Additional Voices 26 episodes, 2009-2011
Cynthia Cranz ...  Additional Voices 26 episodes, 2009-2011
Kul Das Kul Das ...  Additional Voices 26 episodes, 2009-2011
Duane Deering ...  Additional Voices 26 episodes, 2009-2011
Jeff Johnson Jeff Johnson ...  Additional Voices 26 episodes, 2009-2011
Josh Martin ...  Additional Voices 26 episodes, 2009-2011
Brina Palencia ...  Additional Voices 26 episodes, 2009-2011
Phil Parsons ...  Additional Voices 26 episodes, 2009-2011
Ben Phillips Ben Phillips ...  Additional Voices 26 episodes, 2009-2011
Wendy Powell ...  Additional Voices 26 episodes, 2009-2011
Robert McCollum ...  Masamune Date / ... 24 episodes, 2009-2011
Johnny Yong Bosch ...  Yukimura Sanada / ... 24 episodes, 2009-2011
Greg Ayres ...  Usesugi Kenshin / ... 22 episodes, 2009-2011
Jeremy Inman ...  Yoshinao 21 episodes, 2009-2010
Johnny Bruce Lewis ...  Magobei 20 episodes, 2009-2010
Travis Willingham ...  Katakura Kojuro 19 episodes, 2009-2011
Stephanie Sheh ...  Kasuga 19 episodes, 2009-2011
Scott Hinze Scott Hinze ...  Bunshichi 18 episodes, 2009-2010
Brian Mathis Brian Mathis ...  Narrator / ... 18 episodes, 2009-2010
Scott Freeman ...  Additional Voices / ... 17 episodes, 2009-2010
Z. Charles Bolton Z. Charles Bolton ...  Shige / ... 14 episodes, 2010-2011
Chris Cason ...  Takenaka Hanbei 13 episodes, 2010-2011
Christopher Sabat ...  Toyotomi Hideyoshi 13 episodes, 2010-2011
Chris Burnett ...  Additional Voices 13 episodes, 2010-2011
Corey Cleary-Stoner Corey Cleary-Stoner ...  Additional Voices 13 episodes, 2010-2011
Cris George Cris George ...  Additional Voices 13 episodes, 2010-2011
Tyson Rinehart Tyson Rinehart ...  Additional Voices 13 episodes, 2010-2011
Robert Colin Robert Colin ...  Additional Voices 13 episodes, 2009-2010
Jonathan Freeman ...  Additional Voices 13 episodes, 2009-2010
Trina Nishimura ...  Additional Voices 13 episodes, 2009-2010
Newton Pittman Newton Pittman ...  Additional Voices 13 episodes, 2009-2010
Orion Pitts Orion Pitts ...  Additional Voices 13 episodes, 2009-2010
Sonny Strait ...  Additional Voices 13 episodes, 2009-2010
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In the age of the Warring Countries, Japan was fragmented in semi-independent provinces, governed by feudal lords or daimyo, who confronted each other in an endless struggle for power. Ambitious daimyos from every corner of the Archipelago had shouted their battle cry. They were Takeda Shingen from Kai, Sanada Yukimura, Uesugi Kenshin from Echigo, Azai Nagamasa from Omi, Tokugawa Ieyasu from Mikawa, and many more... Those were days of unrest and chaos. As war spread throughout the country, the map of power underwent rapid and dramatic changes. In this never-ending conflict, one man finally seemed to be just one step from establishing total control over the country. He was the lord of Owari, the Sixth Heavenly Devil King. His name was Oda Nobunaga. But now, a young general clad in azure makes his unexpected appearance in this confused scenario, heading a huge army of cavalrymen from the Northern provinces. He is known as Date Masamune, the One-Eyed Dragon. And he is coming for Oda ...

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Official Sites:

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Japanese

Release Date:

1 April 2009 (Japan) See more »

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Sengoku Basara Ni See more »

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Japanese History Just Got a Whole Lot More Awesome
7 October 2012 | by JangobadassSee all my reviews

Based on a video game series that itself turned Japanese history into a comic book, this is the coolest anime show I've seen in quite some time. You see, the "Sengoku" of the title refers to the "Sengoku" or "Warring States" period of Japanese history, which lasted over 100 years and saw constant battle as numerous factions fought for territory and control. Several of the characters are even based on actual people...but here they are given flashy, colorful outfits that make them look like medieval superheroes/villains, wield badass kung-fu weapons, have nicknames like "One-Eyed Dragon", "Tiger of Kai" and "The Devil King", spout dialog that sounds like Sheakespeare on testosterone (it's cooler than it sounds), and use Dragon Ball Z-style super powered martial-arts moves that boldly defy the laws of physics. One character even has a motorcycle handle bars and exhaust pipes on his horse! If you think that sounds over the top...well, thats the whole idea.

I'll admit that some of the characters are fairly shallow (a couple don't even have any personality at all), but given the source material (the SB games have a LOT more action than plot) and that the series is so short & so crowded, it does good with what it's got. And its good points more than make up for its flaws. It has beautiful animation, high octane action scenes, good character moments between the mayhem, and even provides equal opportunity fan service (not only are there men with handsome/pretty faces and great bodies, it throws in a few hot babes, chiefly a well endowed ninja chick with a costume that also defies the laws of physics)! And really, you cant ask for much more than that in a good anime show.


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