Sengoku BASARA (戦国BASARA), also known as Sengoku BASARA: Samurai Kings, is a TV anime adaption of Capcom's action hack and slash video game series of the same name. The first season, produced by Production I.G, began airing on April 1, 2009 and ended on June 17, 2009. The second season, also produced by Production I.G, aired on July 11th, 2010 and ended September 26th, 2010.
A third season was announced by Capcom as a new television anime project during the Sengoku Basara 4 Basara Matsuri 2014 ~Shinshun no Utage~ ("Sengoku Basara 4 Basara Festival 2014 ~Party of the New Year~") in January 2014. The third season is produced by Telecom Animation Film and premiered in July 6, 2014 and will have a total of 12 episodes.
First Season Edit
In the bloody Sengoku Period, or Warring States Period, of feudal Japan, many generals fought in an endless struggle for power, but one man proved to be too big of a threat: the dark lord, Oda Nobunaga. Sanada Yukimura and Date Masamune, two young warriors from different regions who become heated rivals, begin to form an unlikely alliance with the rest of the generals to take down the Demon King.
The first season follows the emergence of the various protagonists, particularly Date Masamune and Sanada Yukimura, and their struggle against the Demon King, Oda Nobunaga, who seeks to unite the land under him and is willing to crush anyone, even his own allies, to do it. It ends with his defeat at Masamune and Yukimura's hands.
Second Season Edit
The second season witnesses the emergence of Toyotomi Hideyoshi as the next potential unifier of the land, though unlike in actual history he seems to have no connection to Nobunaga, whose retainers were almost entirely wiped out along with him by the end of the first season.
It is based on the events that unfold in Sengoku BASARA 3 and it also depicts the Battle of Sekigahara.