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Sengoku Basara: Samurai Kings: Season 1 [Blu-ray]

4.0 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews

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Editorial Reviews

Based on the brutal world created by the masters at Capcom.

Sengoku Basara drops you directly into the burning battlefields of feudal Japan, where rival warlords hack and slash their way to total domination. Each conqueror wields a special attack that boosts their powers of devastation, and each commands a horde of relentless warriors. But when a supreme evil – the Demon Lord – threatens the land, these fierce generals launch a co-op campaign of annihilation and build an army of armies to obliterate their common foe. As the front line grows crowded with gun-toting, mechanized samurai and mystical ninja, some will say that war is hell – Sengoku Basara proves it can also be kick ass.


Special Features

New anime - episode 1-7: “Sengoku Basara Chosokabe Motochika-kun and Mori-kun”

Textless songs

Trailers


Product Details

  • Actors: Robert McCollum, Kazuya Nakai, John Swasey, Norio Wakamoto, Johnny Yong Bosch
  • Format: Animated, Color, Digital Sound, Widescreen, Subtitled
  • Language: Japanese, English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Dubbed: Japanese, English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Funimation
  • DVD Release Date: October 12, 2010
  • Run Time: 325 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003SPDSEE
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #162,718 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Customer Reviews

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Based on the world of the Sengoku Basara videogames which are [loosely] based on the infamous Sengoku Period in Japanese history, Sengoku Basara is a mish-mash of explosive action, slapstick comedy, and romance caught in a whirlwind war for supremacy. In the words of a reviewer on ANN, it's "JAPANESE HISTORY MAXIMUM". And I loved every second of it.

Story:
While the Japanese audience are very familiar with the Sengoku period and its many players, us foreigners might have a bit of a rough time recognizing the famous samurai and battles that pepper the Sengoku Basara universe. With a large cast, SB works quickly to familiarize viewers with the varied generals and their respective heavily-named territories, focusing especially on Masamune Date, the Big Boss of Oshu [an utter badass] and Lord Shingen and his (servant? protege?) Yukimura Sanada of the Takeda Clan. Main villain Oda Nobunaga (he has one HELL of a theme song) explodes onto the scene in episode 2 leaving a wake of blood, fire and lightning in his path and forcing the generals of Japan into a somewhat uneasy alliance to try and take him down. I don't want to give away too much, but essentially the series revolves around the east, west, and Nobunaga fighting eachother. While this seems like moody and heavy stuff, SB manages to balance its relatively dark material with hilarious character interaction (I never get tired of Shingen punching the hell out of Yukimura), stirring drama and a refreshingly modern sensibility. Fans of the series (or of the sengoku period) will be able to follow the series kinetic pace easily as it reflects the games' pace, however new-comers to the series may be lost in a swirling vortex: utterly confused but dazzled at the same time.
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If you are a Sengoku Basara fan, you probably have already seen the anime by watching the subs online. That being the case, I still strongly recommend this as a buy! I personally have seen this particular season several times before buying this blu-ray. It's a great cartoon for fans of the video games series or anime in general. The blu-ray features all twelve episodes of the first season plus, a bonus thirteenth episode that takes place during the middle of the season. Also, it features a special "mini series" that is seven episodes long, though I believe they are not as long as the actual episodes of the show, still it's a cool thing to feature on the disc. As for the quality of the blu-ray, in my opinion it is a great transfer, the picture quality is amazing, but it helps that the show was also shot in HD before the blu-ray was released. The sound is pretty good quality too, though it might just be me but, the japanese audio track sounds a little better quality to me at some points. Overall, it's a really good anime and a pretty good blu-ray if you like the two of those things, I strongly recommend this as a buy ( and for the price, why wouldn't you, the DVD collection is almost $50 dollars at Best Buy, this is a much better value.)
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By Hilly on February 22, 2013
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Action packed and definitely awesome! I loved the character designs and story, though it sort of rushed at the end which is why it is lacking that one star. But it's samurai in a manly and actually attractive way, which I liked that. This is for those who plan to get the whole season with the best quality.
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I don't know if it is just my tv or what but when i watched this show online the dialogue was just a little too low (compared with the music and sound effects). I really liked the show though so I gladly bought the Blu-ray. To my dismay the sound was the same! Overall though great show! Fun characters, good music, diverse action, short and to the point (not much filler). I will say though that I'd watch episode 13 (bonus episode) before episode 12 (the finale). If you've purchased this having already seen it (duh I know) check it out that way is all I'm sayin. I though it was better.
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