The story is about a man called Gennosuke and a woman called Oboro who deeply love each other but fate pulled them apart. They belong in two different Ninja clans, the Iga and the Kouga who are sworn enemies. The Basilisk anime series, beautifully unveils their story and along the way it shows you the tremendous fights of these two Ninja clans best japanese anime series.
At the beginning of the story the two clans were in a state of truce and hoped that maybe one day they could live together peacefully. This ended when Ieyasu, who was the shogun at that time, gave to the Iga and the Kouga a reason to fight till death. In order to decide who of his two sons will be the next shogun he told the Iga and the Kouga to make two teams of their best 10 Ninjas, each team representing one of his sons. The son who was represented by the team who managed to survive at the end would be the next shogun. Gennosuke and Oboro will then find them self’s opponents in a battle which is not about love but about survivor! Who will be the one to survive at the end and what will happen with Gennosuke’s and Oboro’s love? Is their love enough to stop this madness?
Basilisk not only contains some amazing battles between the Ninjas of the two clans but also strong emotion and a surprising story line. The difference in basilisk is that the fights between the two clans are like a game of chess. 10 pawns each with a different ability that might be useful against one and not useful at all against another. Almost in every episode you get one of the characters to die and you hope that is not your favourite one. Although Basilisk is 24 episodes you will find your self attached with a number of characters.
Basilisk as an anime production is one of the best we have seen. The graphics are so good (as good as Bleach in my humble opinion) and the characters are so beautiful that it was very hard for us to decide which screen captures we would leave behind for every episode summary in our website www.basiliskanime.com [http://www.basiliskanime.com]. We also could not find any major mistakes and no plot holes. The soundtrack is surprisingly good with a great opening song. Voice acting could be better in English but is superb in Japanese. No surprise why you cannot find a review of basilisk that gives basilisk below 8!