Oyakata-sama does not ‘ride’ a horse. He ‘rides’ a pair of horses that share a saddle. He ‘rides’ them standing up while holding a massive axe. He mounts his double-horse by slamming his axe into the ground, propelling him 50 feet in the air and he lands on the double-horse while it is moving. He then rides this horse straight up a several-hundred-foot vertical wall. At the top, he is attacked by a ninja who he guards against within a centimetar of being stabbed in the eye. The ninja proceeds to decapitate his horses and enter into mortal combat with him. After he’s punched the ninja through a building, he proceeds to kill the ninja’s master by vaporizing him with sheer manly energy. My friends. This is the greatest anime ever made. And what’s more, it appeals to everyone.
1. Badass Manly Anime Fans
This one’s pretty obvious. Sengoku Basara is more hot-blooded and intense than anything else I’ve ever seen. More than Gurren Lagann even, I daresay. It easily matches that level of over-the-top, and with mere humans. It’s got the scratchy-lines effects, the huge energy beams, and all the ARMS CROSSED.
That’s right, women. A lot of girls like shounen anime because they like to pair up the guys in gay relationships. This is promised for Sengoku Basara, and in fact whenever I try to find art of the series it’s nearly all bl. However, all the fanservice isn’t for chicks, which is also why it appeals to….
The show has featured zero lolis so far, and all the women are busty or voluptuous. So wait, I guess there’s only one crowd it doesn’t appeal to – lolicon. (though I think this may change?) But hey, they are usually also badass manly fans too, so it works out.
4. Pretentious Faggots
This show is set in ancient Japan and the plot is 100% political. Obviously, fans of stuff like Legend of the Galactic Heroes will feel right at home with all the brilliant political strategy going on.
5. Production Whores
Sengoku Basara is animated by Produciton I.G. who gets the biggest budgets of any TV-anime studio out there and they’ve poured a lot into this show making every moment gorgeous. Plus there are plenty of experimental animation techniques. Also, the soundtrack is fucking incredible. I want it now.
6. Seiyuu Fanboys
Dude. Norio Fucking Wakamoto, I mean come on. Besides him, though, this really is an all-star cast. Kazuya Nakai, Mamiko Noto, Paku Romi, and many more.
Who have I not covered yet? Oh, who cares. SENGOKU BASARA SHOULD BE LOVED BY ALL!!!
The best moment in episode 2 though was definitely the end (pictured at the top) when Oda Fucking Nobunaga (voiced by aforementioned Norio Fucking Wakamoto) shows up standing at the top of a cliff with his army and a huge storm above while the fucking Sephiroth music literally plays. He then proceeds to shoot a motherfucker right in the head and stare menacingly at the main characters until the episode is over.
Call me pre-emptive, but this show is so awesome it’s hard to comprehend. After watching it I have to lisen to Galneryus and Dragonforce just to come down slowly.
BASARA LOVE, FUCK YEAH.
It could change, there’s a girl from an Ainu tribe in the game.
XD, indeed it was awesome. I had goosebumps the entire time. I was yelling out loud when Oyakata-sama was riding his horses up a vertical wall. Then there was Date Masamune taking out that army. Kasuga (the blonde chick) fucking came when Uesugi touched her hand.
I will agree in that this show kicks more ass than ass kickers, and is also fucking great. The fighting is great. The characters are great. The everything is great. This post? Well……..it was great.
Actually, there’s a loli character who’s gonna appear sooner or later, I guess. She’s rather fun.
You can add mecha/tokusatsu fans to the list, when Tadakatsu Hondam and Nagamasa SEIGI Azai do appear.
No, LotGH fans are often /m/en anyway so the epic manliness will appeal to us.
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That’s a lot of “Fuck”s in #6.
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