The level of strategy in Sengoku Basara: Samurai Kings is simply amazing and genius; this anime is outstanding! *whooaa* it’s exhilarating to watch.
Sengoku Basara: Samurai Kings is an action, martial arts anime TV series set in the blood-stained Sengoku Period of medieval Japan, many generals battled in a ceaseless struggle for national power and unification.
The first series follows the emergence of the protagonists:
- Masamune Date, is the ruler of the Date clan and known as the “one-eyed dragon”. He is a cocky, ambitious warlord. He usually wields a single katana, but he can store and fight with six swords (The Claws of the Dragon) at once.
- Yukimura Sanada is among the most distinguished warriors in the Takeda clan, is very hot-blooded and fanatically loyal to Takeda.
The two young warlords from different provinces who immediately become heated rivals, initiate an unlikely alliance with the rest of the generals to take down the dark lord Nobunaga Oda who proved to be too big of an intimidation: the ruler of the Oda clan, brutal and willing to stop at nothing until the world bows to his might. It ends with his defeat at Yukimura and Masamune’s hands.
The second series sees the rise of Hideyoshi Toyotomi who is the ruler of the Toyotomi clan. He is a colossal man, whose desire is to rule all of Japan and form it into a strong, thriving nation. He declares the deceased Oda as a source of all chaos that must be ended. Even though he has good intentions, he is drunk with power and will use any means, no matter how cold-blooded, to achieve it. With just his bare hands, he can destroy a legion in seconds. His weapons are his hands, which can be fortified with magical arm guards. Hideyoshi is next probable unifier of the land.
Not being biased or anything but it’s a rating of 5/5 stars from me.