So, everything starts out with the Date Masamune (who will be called “blue dude” from now on), who is shouting random English phrases at his troops and leading everyone into battle. At this point I’ve already noticed the fantastic music and animation, and I’m already starting to laugh when we get a shot of a guy with with hair that reminds me of Elvis.
So after we get to see Blue dude and Sanada Yukimura (who will now be called “red dude”) kick some major ass with 3 floor high jumps, horses that defy gravity, lots of screaming, explosions that shoot out randomly, and flying (yes, FLYING), we go into the crazily awesome opening by Abingdon boys school.
The animation only add to the awesomeness. Just how often do you see grown men doing a choreographed dance that reminds me of a messed up version of Mikumiku dance?
Then we learn that red dude is in love with his master, no, not romantic love. In this series there are a lot of love and admiration between 2 men, and in this case they show it by passionately calling each other’s name! Err… okay, just to prove to you that they’re manly, they also show it by punching each other!
The whole thing is followed by more acrobatic fighting, some really ugly costumes, and an epic showdown that caused a tsunami.
Add to all of that a man who looks like a praying mantis, a man that has what I believe to be a lion’s mane on his head, lots of fighting, lots of punching, lots of testosterone, lots of GAR-ness, some strategy, lots of money, and you get Sengoku Basara.
The animation is very solid , the music is GAR, the storyline is of hilarious, I could really go on all day but I have to finish a project and don’t have the time. So do the next best thing and watch this show already!
I have a problem with how the few women that show up in the first episode are both busty and submissive with too much cleavage, which frankly discusts me. However, this was very, very entertaining and I’m giving Producting I.G. applause.