Alternative Title: バジリスク 甲賀忍法帖, Basilisk Kōga Ninpō Chō
Genre: Historical, Shounen
Broadcast Year: 2005
Two warring ninja clans, who support a son of Hidetada Tokugawa as the next shogun, send ten representatives to fight for the possession of a scroll. The prize for the winning clan is the annihilation of the other clan and the support of the Tokugawa government for the next thousand years.
Basilisk is based on a book called The Kouga Ninja Scrolls by Futaro Yamada. There is also a live-action movie based on the same book called Shinobi.
Basilisk is definitely my anime EVER. Basilisk is like Naruto on steroids. Basilisk has a lot more blood, violence, gore, and fight scenes. The main reason why it's my favourite anime is the characters. Each clan choses ten ninjas to fight for each other scrolls and every ninja has their own unique ninja abilities. One of the main characters, named Kouga Gennosuke has an abilitiy called the Dojutsu Eye technique. If you've ever watched Naruto, it's like Sharingan, but on steroids. I don't want to spoil anything since Gennosuke doesn't use this technique until a few episodes in, so just watch Basilisk to see what I mean.
- Each Ninga has their own unique ninja techniques
- A lot more blood, gore, fighting scenes than other historical animes
- Best animated fight scenes ever
- Some of the minor characters die early on in the series and you'll be begging that you saw more of their unique abilities
If you like action then you must watch Basilisk!!!!!!!!!