Basilisk : The Ouka Ninja Scrolls

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2.7
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  • 11 out of 11 people found this review helpful:
    A disgrace to the original.
    If you have watched the original, then you will probably ask yourself why this exists. I'm not going to spoil things in this review, but I want to deter people from watching this. It is not even done by the original creators, and it makes the original pointless in ways I won't spoil.

    The original Basilisk is an adaptation from a 50s novel. This novel influenced so many classic anime that are ...
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  • 9 out of 12 people found this review helpful:
    Basilisk : The Broken Sequel
    The confused art direction, the choppy fight scenes, the character designs... even the voice acting just doesn't quite work. If you told me an 8 year old boy threw the plot together during a ninja phase I'd almost believe you, except that it lacks a child's active imagination. I really wanted to like it. I did. But I'd be lying if I said any interest I had in Basilisk: The Ouka Ninja Scrolls ...
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  • 11 out of 16 people found this review helpful:
    Won't make the 3 Ep Trial
    Well.. I'm hugely disappointed. I really enjoyed the first series. The story was excellent, animation style was on point, and it wasn't trying to be anyone else. But this... this is.. a bastardized Naruto+KissxSis+FMA+Ironman+Steampunk cluster f***. ALL IN JUST 1 EP! Like I said earlier, the first series knew what it was. It knew what it wanted, and how to get there. The main heroine is ...
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  • 7 out of 10 people found this review helpful:
    Belated continuation to Gonzo's classic ninja war - first impressions (mild spoilers)
    The Ouka Ninja Scrolls is a far-removed continuation of Basilisk, a terrific ninja anime produced by Gonzo back in 2003. Fifteen years later, Kodansha has released their own Basilisk, having the license to Gonzo's old material and using it to pick up in the years after Oboro and Gennosuke commit double suicide at the end of the original to save their clans.

    This new installment has already ...
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  • 4 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    everything is off in this anime
    I rarely give bad review but this is just one of the worst anime I have started to watch.

    Animation is a complete fail, The fight are terrible, the voice are bad. I tried to find something were I could hook myself and get interested and after 4 episodes it still none.
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  • 4 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    Still Waiting For The "Hook"
    Three episodes in and it hasn't capitvated me like the original series. It is getting better by each episode but I'm just waiting for the hook.

    The original was rather grim, filled with action, wonderful animation (for it's time), and memorable fights with an awesome portrayal of a 17th century Japanese "Romeo and Juliet."

    The fights after three episodes seem boring and are over rather ...
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  • 4 out of 5 people found this review helpful:
    Not as bad as some say. It gets progressively better.
    Ok so i came from watching the original basilisk series, I absolutely loved it and thought it was a masterpiece. It was because of that series that i came into this one with super high expectations thinking it was going to be the same masterpiece and i think that is the mistake most people make. Upon watching a few episodes i can already tell that this was a completely different anime than the ...
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    It's good, don't know why people hating
    I don't care about the original since this inst like that, it's made differently with new people not the same so don't compare it to that... but i like it so far. If you watch the first one its great and this is ok. This series should continue since the ninja way from the first is coming back with this series which is the only good thing, i think they should focus on the story line a bit more with ...
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Only Watch The Original
    Don't get the wrong Impression, I love the original show. It was dramatic, suspenseful, beautiful, and heartbreaking from episode one. When I saw a second season I was more than disappointed. The ending of every episode left me hoping the show would turn around a surprise me and be as brilliant as the original. I never got that. Starting with a weird plot line (including incest) then killing off ...
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