Basilisk / Basilisk - Kōga Ninpō Chō
Genres: action, drama, romance, supernatural
Themes: historical, ninja, revenge, star-crossed love, tragedy
Objectionable content: Intense
Plot Summary: The year is 1614 AD. Two warring ninja clans, each supporting a son of Hidetada Tokugawa as the next shogun, send ten representatives each to fight to the death for the possession of a scroll. The prize: the annihilation of the other and the staunch support of the Tokugawa government for the winning clan for the next thousand years.
Number of episodes: 24
Vintage: 2005-04-12 to 2005-09-20
Basilisk: The Ouka Ninja Scrolls / Basilisk: Ōka Ninpōchō
Genres: action, romance
Themes: historical, ninja
Plot Summary: The battle for succession that continued for three generations of shogun in the Keichō era culminated in a gruesome battle of ninja arts between the Kōga and Iga clans. Amidst a rain of flower petals, a man and woman who had decided to live for love were separated once again. However, it is said that by the hand of Hattori Hanzo’s adopted son, Kyōhachirō, these two lovers were given life again and left two mementos behind. These children, born with a destiny of their own, were called Hachirō Kōga and Hibiki Iga. The former had eyes like his father’s, and the latter had eyes like her mother’s. It is now the Kan’ei era, and the land is at peace. As ninjas begin to disappear into the shadows after being deemed unnecessary, The Kouga and Iga clans ask a favor of Hachirō and Hibiki in hopes of reinforcing their foundations.