Basilisk: Kouga Ninpou Chou
Alternative Names:

バジリスク 甲賀忍法帖 (Japanese)

Basilisk - Kouga Ninpou Chou (Japanese)

Basilisk: The Kouga Ninja Scrolls

Василиск (Russian)

바질리스크 코우가인법첩 (Korean)

Basilisk: Chronik der Koga-Ninja (German)


Country of Origin: Japan
Year Produced: 2005
Air Date: Apr 13, 2005 to Sep 21, 2005
Episodes: 24
Type: Series
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Basilisk: Kouga Ninpou Chou

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Basilisk (バジリスク~甲賀忍法帖~, Basilisk Kōga Ninpō Chō?) is a Japanese manga and anime series. The manga was authored by Masaki Segawa and published in Japan in 2003 and 2004, based on the novel The Kouga Ninja Scrolls by Futaro Yamada published in 1958. The anime, produced in 2005 by Gonzo Studios, closely follows the manga aside from a handful of distinctions. The manga won the 2004 Kodansha Manga Award for general manga. The manga was later followed by a sequel series titled The Yagyu Ninja Scrolls which was also based on a novel by Futaro Yamada.

The story takes place in the year 1614. Two ninja clans, Tsubagakure of the Iga and Manjidani of Kouga, battle each other to determine which grandson of Tokugawa Ieyasu will become the next shogun. The deadly competition between 10 elite ninja from each clan unleashes a centuries-old hatred that threatens to destroy all hope for peace between them.

Source: Wikipedia
Extended Information

Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Supernatural, Historical, Samurai, Ninja, Shounen

R+ - Mild Nudity

Running time:
~24 minutes per episode

Episode titles:

1. Destiny
2. Last Rendezvous
3. The Onslaught of War
4. The Horned Owl
5. The Surprise Attack
6. Longing in the Rain
7. Blood-Sucking Seductress
8. Cage of Blood
9. Farewell
10. Divine Mandate
11. On their Own
12. Remembrance
13. A Swarm of Butterflies
14. Fallen Flower
15. Reckoning
16. First Impressions
17. Wandering Hearts
18. A Dawn Without Light
19. Conspiracy
20. River of Mercy
21. With All Her Heart
22. The Haunted
23. Emancipation
24. Requiem

Opening Theme:

"Kouga Ninpouchou" by Onmyo-Za

Ending Theme:

#1: "Hime Murasaki" by Nana Mizuki (eps 1,9,11-12,15-16,24)
#2: "Wild Eyes" by Nana Mizuki (eps 2-8,10,13-14,17-23)


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Production staff:

Director: Fumitomo Kizaki
Scenario: Yasuyuki Muto
Script: Yasuyuki Muto
Music: Kou Nakagawa
Character Design Michinori Chiba
Original Novel: Futaroh Yamada
Sound director: Yoku Shioya
Director of Photography: Kenji Fujita
Producer: Hidemasa Arai, Hideyuki Nanba
Assistant director: Yukio Nishimoto
Assistant producer: Misato Kaneko
Colour design: Takae Iijima
Manga Adaptation: Masaki Segawa
Production Assistant: Ryuynosuke Abo
Prop Design: Satoshi Ishino
Theme Song Arrangement: Takahiro Iida
Theme Song Composition: Takahiro Iida
Theme Song Lyrics: Nana Mizuki
Theme Song Performance: Nana Mizuki, Onmyo-Za

Gennosuke Kouga (lead)Kousuke Toriumi
Oboro Iga (lead)Nana Mizuki
Saemon Kisaragi (lead)Youji Ueda
Tenzen Yakushiji (lead)Shou Hayami