Basilisk

Basilisk

  • TV-MA
  • 2007
  • 1 Season
  • 7.9  (3,667)

Basilisk is a Japanese anime and magna action, drama and suspense television program that is broadcasted in the United States, Canada, Japan and England. This show was a spin of a popular script and it was written by Masaki Segalua. This is a show that brings its viewers with action packed ninja fighting scenes and bright anime and magna animation that will satisfy any need for action packed animation. This show is directed by a very talented Japanese director called, Fumitomo Kizaki. Also, the show has a signature theme song that plays during the opening credits and it is called Ninpou Chou, which was written by the performer and compositor called, Onmyouza. The plot of Basilisk took place back in the year 1614, when the show's two courageous and spunky ninja clans, The Tsubagakume of the Iga and their opposing force the Manjidani of Kouga must engage in a grueling battle so that the next shogun is determined. During the battle that will take place to determine the next shogun, the grandsons of the clans must battle each other and the winner is appointed the title of shogun. In addition, there are ten skilled and powerful ninjas who shall battle against each other for this title, and as a result many clans must fight hard against each their opposing forces and during the battle, years of pent up anger will be unleashed, thus reeking havoc on the clans and as a result of this the chances of peace is totally diminished.

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Seasons
Requiem
24. Requiem
January 5, 2007
Brought back to the very grounds where the travesty began, forced into this final conflict by political demand, Gennosuke and Oboro face one another on the field of battle. Gennosuke, wounded and poisoned, blinded still by the hands of the Iga. Oboro, unskilled in the arts of war and unwilling to prove false to her love. Neither with a care as to whom will inherit the title of Shogun.
Emancipation
23. Emancipation
January 5, 2007
Gennosuke cuts the serpent down at long last, the one responsible for fueling the enmity between the Kouga and the Iga for two centuries past. The one, whom among all others, will not allow for peace between them. As they stand reunited, Oboro begs for death, unable in her love to stand against Gennosuke. But Kagero and Tenzen, each with their dying breath, set the final confrontation in motion.
The Haunted
22. The Haunted
January 5, 2007
With Kagero captive, Oboro issues a public challenge, seeking to draw Gennosuke out, desiring to face him one last time. She stops Tenzen at his cruel play, unwilling to bear the suffering of an enemy, and draws his wrath instead. But Gennosuke arrives to face Tenzen at last, forced to defend himself with his greatest weapon still sealed against him. A startling revelation rings out in the night.
With All Her Heart
21. With All Her Heart
January 5, 2007
Tenzen's secret is revealed at last, the cost of which proves death to a Kouga in disguise. As Lady Ofuku's forces lend strength and protection to the two surviving Iga, they continue on their way to Sunpu Castle. Kagero claims responsibility for the death of Oboro, seeking Gennosuke's affirmation and affection. But when she sets out to prove her lie truth, trust misplaced will prove her undoing.
Rivery of Mercy
20. Rivery of Mercy
January 5, 2007
On the banks of a river, one left to death has risen again. Having finally learned the truth he set out to find, Gennosuke is resigned to this war that was never theirs. Too much has been lost for either side to turn back. A Kouga is sent out wearing the face of an enemy and finally sees the futile truth in the dying eyes of an Iga. But with her blood on his hands, his fate has been sealed.
Conspiracy
19. Conspiracy
January 5, 2007
False voices on the night wind play at lies and deceit, leading one without sight to a death without hope. As treachery waits for the moment to act, impatience has goaded political intrigue to seek a more active role in this annihilation of two tribes, upon which the succession rests. And the unseen finally comes to light as the remnants of both tribes learn of the wager which unleashed this war upon them.
A Dawn Without Light
18. A Dawn Without Light
January 5, 2007
Death stands in the path of the Kouga, waiting with baited breath, silent in the night breeze. The mentor's sacrifice ensures the pupil's survival, as Gennosuke is led to safe haven. Accompanied into the shades by recollections of what once was, hope is shed on what may come to be. For the sun is glory, and it shines over all. Not just the Kouga? but over the Iga people as well.
Wandering Hearts
17. Wandering Hearts
January 5, 2007
The Kouga press on to Sunpu Castle, sorrow a heavy companion. Misdirection in the form of a hawk, and confrontation in the night reveals Gennosuke's true intentions. While one Iga is extended the hand of reconciliation, seeking to silence centuries of hate, another Iga wonders at grievances long-harbored. But not all eyes that appear blind have lost their sight.
First Impressions
16. First Impressions
January 5, 2007
During a simpler time, well before the political machinations and the dissolution of the no-hostilities pact, a plan was laid to ensure lasting peace between the Kouga and the Iga. A marriage was arranged between the adopted heirs of the two rival clans. Hope was placed on the innocence of youth to clear the path to understanding. A united clan to change the future for all.
Reckoning
15. Reckoning
January 5, 2007
A father's blood on a young boy's hands? Hatred of the past drives one to reckless action, and when two enemies are trapped, one cannot escape the other. There is little room for compassion in a ninja's life, a lesson with a new face as Tenzen rises from the grave. Across the sea a ship sails towards death, and blood will spill yet again.
Fallen Flowere
14. Fallen Flowere
January 5, 2007
Words from the past haunt Gennosuke, and Oboro is convinced that her life will end by his hands. Far more than the watery distance separates these lost lovers. Yet Tenzen seeks to inspire his leader to live, determined to force himself into the void left by Gennosuke's defection. A servant is torn between two masters as an unseen enemy seeks advantage in the turmoil.
A Swarm of Butterflies
13. A Swarm of Butterflies
January 5, 2007
Lovers reunite as shades in the night, as the gales of war continue unabated. Again equal in number, both the Kouga and the Iga harbor sorrow and despair. But the rage of a few may shape the future of many. As the Kouga prepare to set off again for Sunpu Castle, Tenzen leads the Iga across the ocean waters, with the hope of stopping Gennosuke and his people from reaching their intended destination.
Remembrance
12. Remembrance
January 5, 2007
As the challenge set by Gennosuke is accepted, both clans take to the road. But treachery and death follow on their heels. Time allows for reflections upon what once was, before war was unleashed among them, and fond recollection proves a bitter backdrop. All minds travel as one down the path towards the final design, wondering at the end cost.
On Their Own
11. On Their Own
January 5, 2007
The wheel of Fate has begun to spin, as history looks to repeat itself. Asked to stand united with her clan, against the Kouga and her beloved Gennosuke, Oboro sacrifices their most valuable weapon. But as one lover turns to the light, the other chooses to look away. And what one lover has given up, the other has it taken away. What has been done cannot be undone.
Divine Mandate
10. Divine Mandate
January 5, 2007
Lord Ieyasu and the nobles review the carnage from a safe distance, tallying the deaths after only two days since the peace was broken. Unconcerned with the loss of life, rather their interest lies in the outcome of the wager and who shall inherit the title of Shogun, for the rift has grown great indeed. But for the Kouga and the Iga, this is far more personal?
Farewell
9. Farewell
January 5, 2007
With the secret scroll now in Gennosuke's possession, the Iga's elaborate deception has come to an end. At last, the Kouga knows of the old Shogun's fateful decree. As Oboro makes a last stand between the clans, begging for peace between them, Gennosuke takes advantage of her love to make good his escape. Alone, pressured to fight with the Iga, Oboro makes the ultimate sacrifice.
Cage of Blood
8. Cage of Blood
January 5, 2007
The time has come to harden the heart, to put hope aside. Siblings seek to reunite to great consequence as certain victory is lost, lying dead as two foes in a salt cellar. The truth shines blinding even through the rain, with one love lost and another broken, and a brother left in mourning. The Kouga remnants stand together in the midst of the Iga storm.
Blood-Sucking Seductress
7. Blood-Sucking Seductress
January 5, 2007
Gennosuke grows wary as hostility mounts, while the other Kouga captive demonstrates dire consequence for the baser forms of assault. Warriors in disguise seek to unearth the hidden deception, the counterfeit aided by desperate belief. The Iga stronghold infiltrated, Oboro is called away to finally learn the truth. The way has been laid for grief.
Longing in The Rain
6. Longing in The Rain
January 5, 2007
On their return trip to the Iga clan holdings, unexpected bounty is discovered in the wild. One of the Kouga Ten, her life is spared for a darker purpose. But the Kouga have not sat idle, and seeking to learn the motivation behind the recent attack they stumble upon their own surprise catch. The truth struggles to find illumination despite the treachery.
The Surprise Attack
5. The Surprise Attack
January 5, 2007
The Kouga begin to fret over the absent Gennosuke, and quiet steps are taken to study the lay of the land. But the overly ambitious Iga tip their hand, as Tenzen's charade fails and clans clash in the heart of the enemy stronghold. Undaunted by this minor setback, in possession of both the knowledge of the scrolls and the Kouga techniques, they set out for home and further horror.
The Horned Owl
4. The Horned Owl
January 5, 2007
The blind leading the faithful, Gennosuke and Udono feast with the Iga clan under the false pretense of coming peace. But friendly smiles hide fatal intentions, and the vengeful host seeks to further their lead in this mortally biased competition. Inspired by drunken lust and blinded by loyalty and trust, forgiveness will be the end of one Ninja's life.
Onslaught of War
3. Onslaught of War
January 5, 2007
The no-hostilities pact is no more, and the race to finish a long-unsettled score has begun. Seeking to maintain the upper hand dealt by Fate, the Iga clan sets out to intercept the second scroll. If they can keep the news of war from reaching the Kouga, with the rival heir an ignorant guest of honor, the path to victory will lie open before them.
Last Rendezvous
2. Last Rendezvous
January 5, 2007
Unaware of the devastation speeding towards them, Gennosuke and Oboro enjoy an innocent tryst in the secluded slopes of the forest. Bouyed by love, these heirs of the rival clans foresee a lasting peace once their intentions are made public. But news travels fast on the wings of a hawk and the Iga lay their first trap, deceit inspired by deepest affection.
Destiny
1. Destiny
January 5, 2007
The Kouga and the Iga, two ninja clans with four hundred years of hostilities between them, meet at the request of Lord Ieyasu. There they learn that the peace forced upon them is to be broken by the whim of royalty, and that the outcome of this battle will determine the next Shogun. The passions of the past quickly reignite as two scrolls are sent out into the night.
Description

Basilisk is a Japanese anime and magna action, drama and suspense television program that is broadcasted in the United States, Canada, Japan and England. This show was a spin of a popular script and it was written by Masaki Segalua. This is a show that brings its viewers with action packed ninja fighting scenes and bright anime and magna animation that will satisfy any need for action packed animation. This show is directed by a very talented Japanese director called, Fumitomo Kizaki. Also, the show has a signature theme song that plays during the opening credits and it is called Ninpou Chou, which was written by the performer and compositor called, Onmyouza.

The plot of Basilisk took place back in the year 1614, when the show's two courageous and spunky ninja clans, The Tsubagakume of the Iga and their opposing force the Manjidani of Kouga must engage in a grueling battle so that the next shogun is determined. During the battle that will take place to determine the next shogun, the grandsons of the clans must battle each other and the winner is appointed the title of shogun. In addition, there are ten skilled and powerful ninjas who shall battle against each other for this title, and as a result many clans must fight hard against each their opposing forces and during the battle, years of pent up anger will be unleashed, thus reeking havoc on the clans and as a result of this the chances of peace is totally diminished.Basilisk is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (24 episodes). The series first aired on January 5, 2007.

Basilisk is available for streaming on the IFC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Basilisk on demand at Amazon, Hulu, Apple TV and Crunchyroll.

  • Premiere Date
    January 5, 2007
  • IMDB Rating
    7.9  (3,667)