Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Basilisk - Box Set|
Actors: Laura Bailey, Nana Mizuki, Kosuke Toriumi, Troy Baker, Yasushi Miyabayashi
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
Contains the entire Basilisk series?from the ill-fated start to finish. Feudal Japan is set to bear witness to the bloody clash of titans as two fearsome ninja tribes are unleashed, one upon the other. For wretched within ... more »
Hard-Core Ninja Action Anime
Rich | CA | 11/16/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The brief description given from the amazon website pretty much gives for the most part the storyline of the series.The animation and audio are by far the best for most series anime the subplots are also very well done.I would like to tell most viewers about the smaller subplots but it would take to long to explain the very core of the ninja characters suffice it to say both the Kouga and Iga ninjas have personal tragedies either in past conflicts with each other or because of the current contest their now competing against each other with.This series is not for children as there is a near rape scene in one episode and a near hentai scene on another episode there is no outright nudity to much except for a few quick topless shots here and there.The dvd video comes in widescreen format and 5.1 english audio or 2.0 japanese audio.The english and japanese voice actors do a superb job with this series and the ending at the end of this though very heart-breaking is one that truly fit with the story.The price of this set is high but if you like anime like Samurai 7 or the movie Shinobi Heart Under Blade this set would be great for your collection.
Great action but clumsy story
L. K. Lam | 02/23/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Um...this anime was in a talk once in Japan. At first, I held a rather high expectation from it, especially the action in this anime. No doubt, the action is terrific, but only at the beginning. As you might know that the characters are killed one by one. All the people with special skills were killed earlier than the other with less special skill and less action. I think the sturcture is, first action and gradually going to a deeper and more serious issue about the story. Unfortunately, when the story goes deeper, it becomes clumsy and sort of boring....Finally, it seems to turn out to be a 'great love story' out of no where meanwhile it gives up on the other contents, like some political issue and mystery in this story. Even though it has already stated that it has something about the relationship among the characters, it just does not have 'it' to reach my heart, especially for the 2 main characters. Besides, its sudden loss of action really drags it down for some extent. Definitely, I do not want to talk about the details and the ending. In general, the story seems to be incoherent and empty."
Worth twice the Price.
Jay F. Grissom | San Diego, CA. USA | 03/17/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The box set itself is the finest I own, but the contents make this an absolute jewel. This is wonderfully amazing stuff.
This work will pull the entire spectrum of emotions from you. Love, hate, anger, outrage, excitement, humor... and sadness. (Everything but boredom)
The characters are deep and inspiring.
The artwork is amazing.
The "Romeo and Juliet" theme is absolutely heart wrenching...
The music is seemingly rich with tradition. (I say seemingly because it sounds very traditional to me, but I'm no real judge of that type of thing.)
This is another amazing anime you really shouldn't miss.
The women are voluptuous, sexy, and strangely genuine for all of the fantasy that this anime demonstrates.
The men are heroic and majestic and again very honest for this class of animation.
I highly recommend this to anyone who can taste a "bitter sweet" story and bask in it. You have to be able to stomach high degrees of turmoil and human devastation at a very personal level to really appreciate this. The anguish and pain is in stark contrast to the backdrop of love and peace that our two lovers share and desire for their clans.
The families on both sides demonstrate amazing levels of warmth when dealing with their own people. Yet, they also display powerful aggression when confronting each other. This make them very human, and makes it easy to like even the most terrible characters.
This one is not for kids, and I think it may have left me emotionally scared for life... hehe
The story is rich and it also speaks to the horrors that people on the "front line" experience because of "the abuse of power" by those who pursue politics before compassion.
This is truly an anime that delivers on everything. The story, the creativity, a sense of belief, and an honest way of telling the story is very striking.
In this case "you get what you pay for" really doesn't do this justice... I think here you get MUCH, MUCH more than you pay for.
It is fantastic, do yourself a favor and get it. You will find it to be a remarkable journey."
Basilisk Box Set
Kimberly Huebner | A Lil' Itty Bitty Po-dunk Town in Kansas | 03/02/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I LOVED this one!!! One of the best anime series out there. Yes, it's a bit dark and depressing and you should definitely NOT let anyone under the age of 18 watch it as the content is geared towards the more mature audience. I definitely recommend this one,it may be a bit pricey (and actually, I paid more for mine than what it is advertised for here on Amazon. Oh well.), but it is worth it."