May 6, 2005

Basilisk 3

Filed under: Basilisk — Ren @ 9:44 am

Basilisk rules!!

Yes yes I know I missed Basilisk 2, but oh well.

I realize it’s taken me way too long to get to this. And by now it’s been too long since I’ve seen the episode to do a very long writeup on it. But I just have to say that I am continually impressed with Basilisk. I’m engrossed in the plot and can’t wait to see how it develops. We have our two factions, who were forced into peace by a couple with good intentions so long ago. Now that is all undone, and the frictions that have laid under the surface are showing themselves. And with a “good guy” leading each side - Oboro on one, her love Gennosuke on the other, (who are just like their grandparents who sought peace between the groups) it’s really hard to predict which side will “win”.

The fact that Oboro and Gennosuke are still in the dark about what’s going on is amazing! I can only imagine that things will get more intense when they find out.

Bring on episode 4!

ps.. I love Basilisk has the most beautiful characters and the ugliest ones I’ve ever seen - all in one show! lol.

One Response to “Basilisk 3”

  1. ronin6401 Says:

    I’ve been waiting for Basilisk to be released in America since I first read about it in the January 2005 issue of Newtype (or maybe it was Anime Invasion, I can’t remember as it was two years ago). Anyway, what initially drew me to it was the absolutely gorgeous artwork. And now that I’ve watched it, I am in no way disapointed. In contrast to its sister series Trinity Blood which has lush animation and absolutely nothing else; Basilisk posesses both a firmly established plot and well-rounded characters which are simple enough to be believable yet at the same time are complex enough to keep the audience interested. (Even Tenzen has something of a dark charisma about him which keeps him from being completely despised). The emotional involvement is intense as it makes you care about the characters and the ordeals they go though. (Personally, I find Oboro to be absolutely adorable and it saddens me how someone like her has to experience what she does.) It’s a shame though that it still hasn’t caught on to the level that it should and I hope that in writing this review I can convince more people who haven’t seen it to watch as I honestly feel Basilisk deserves to rank alongside Cowboy Bebop, Rurouni Kenshin, and even Akira as one the greatest anime titles ever produced.

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