Love, tragedy, regret and revenge all in a nice ninja package


Background Information

Basilisk is a completed seinen manga series with 5 volumes created by Masaki Segawa, based on the classic novel Kouga Ninpouchô.

There is also an anime adaptation.

The Iga clan and the Kouga clan have been sworn enemies for more than four hundred years. Only the Hanzo Hattori truce has kept the two families from all-out war. Now, under the order of Shogun Ieyasu Tokugawa, the truce has finally been dissolved. Ten ninja from each clan must fight to the death in order to determine who will be the next Tokugawa Shogun. The surviving clan will rule for the next thousand years.

But not all the clan members are in agreement. Oboro of the Iga clan and Gennosuke of the Kouga clan have fallen deeply in love. Now these star-crossed lovers have been pitted against each other. Can their romance conquer a centuries-old rivalry? Or is their love destined to end in death?


Standing in the Battledome

As a verse they have several superhuman fighters and some hax you wouldn't normally see in verses similar to it like mind fucking and immortality. Still below the likes of Kenshin but a bit on par with Blade of the Immortal.

Basilisk respect thread

Character Profiles




Gennosuke Gyoubu Kasumi Hyoma Muroga Juubei Jimushi Jousuke Udono Kagerou
Okoi Saemon Kisaragi Shougen      




Akeginu Hotarubi Jingorou Amayo Koshirou Chikuma Nenki Mino Rousai Azuki
Tenzen Yakushiji Yashamaru        



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