Sengoku Basara: Samurai Kings (戦国BASARA?) (Sengoku BASARA) is a TV anime adaption of the Capcom video game series of the same name made by Production I.G, planned and written by Yasuyuki Muto and chiefly directed by Itsuro Kawasaki (first season) and Kazuya Nomura (second season).
The series started broadcast on Japan's Central Broadcasting Company (CBC) in April 2009, and other networks broadcast the episodes within a few days, including TBS, MBS, and Animax. Its first season made its North American television debut on the FUNimation Channel on November 16, 2010. The opening theme song was "JAP" by Abingdon Boys School and its ending song is "Break & Peace" by Dustz. Pony Canyon released the first DVD volume on July 1, 2009.
The series' second season, titled Sengoku Basara Two, began broadcast in July 2010. Its opening song is "Sword Summit" by T.M. Revolution and its ending sonsg are "El Dorado" and "Fate" by Angelo. The end of the second season featured a trailer for the movie version to be released in 2011.
In the bloody Sengoku Period, or Warring States Period, of feudal Japan, many generals fought in an endless struggle for power, but one man proved to be too big of a threat: the dark lord, Oda Nobunaga. Sanada Yukimura and Date Masamune, two young warlords from different regions who become heated rivals, begin to form an unlikely alliance with the rest of the generals to take down the Devil King.
The first season follows the emergence of the various protagonists, particularly Date Masamune and Sanada Yukimura, and their struggle against Nobunaga, who seeks to unite the land under him and is willing to crush anyone, even his own allies, to do it. It ends with his defeat at Masamune and Yukimura's hands.
The second season witnesses the emergence of Toyotomi Hideyoshi as the next potential unifier of the land, though unlike in actual history he has no connection to Nobunaga, whose retainers were almost entirely wiped out along with him by the end of the first season.
- Devil Kings Basara, the manga version.
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- Sengoku Basara official website (Japanese)
- Sengoku Basara Two official website (Japanese)
- Sengoku Basara (anime) at Anime News Network's Encyclopedia
- Sengoku Basara Two (anime) at Anime News Network's Encyclopedia