The BEST Episodes of Basilisk
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jan 13, 2020
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.
#1 - Murakamo Must Be Destroyed
Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Apr 9, 2018
Hadaebou infiltrates Murakumo castle, where he attempts to kill the Lord of Suruga. Joujin tries to get Hachirou and Hibiki to join forces with him.
#2 - The Cherry Blossoms Scatter
Season 2 - Episode 23 - Aired Jun 11, 2018
Nobunaga revives, only to quickly die again. Then Hibiki and Hachirou are trapped in a bizarre space created by the Joujinshuu's techniques. When they escape, they find themselves in a parallel world.
#3 - The Kouga Must Die
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 22, 2018
A dark force descends upon the Five Treasures as they are attacked by a mysterious ninja... or is he a ninja at all?
#4 - The Five Treasures Have Arrived
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 15, 2018
Hachirou wants to leave the ninja village and start a new life. He and Hibiki are destined never to be together, and he's terrified of their powers. But the war between the Kouga and Iga may not yet be over...
#5 - Emancipation
Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired Sep 14, 2005
With Tenzen defeated, Gennosuke carries Kagero away. However wanting to be with him she tries to kill him with her poisonous breath. Oboro's eyes are finally open.
#6 - The Bloodsucking Seductress
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired May 25, 2005
As Rousai pestifers Okoi to find out the fighting abilities of the remaining Kougas alive, Koshiro is sent to tell Oboro that she must meet up with Tenzen. However, when Saemon is able to get into Tsubagakure in the disguise of Yashamaru, what he sees will be the most horrible thing in his life.
#7 - Destiny
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 13, 2005
With Lord Ieyasu calling Ogen and Danjo - leaders of the Iga and Kouga ninja clan, to demonstrate each elite ninja own abilities. Impressed, Ieyasu declares the battle against the clans to determine the next Shogun.
#8 - The Haunted
Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired Sep 7, 2005
Oboro issues out a challenge to draw Gennosuke out from hiding. Meanwhile, with Kagero captive Tenzen tortures her with needles. Gennosuke finally arrives.
#9 - The Onslaught of War
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 27, 2005
The Iga clan sets out to hunt down and kill Kazamachi, who has the second scroll. With Tenzen leading, some members of the Iga clan plan to make sure no news of the start of war spreads to the Kouga.
#10 - Farewell
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Jun 8, 2005
With the scroll now in Gennosuke's possession, he makes the decision to either engage in war or not. However, with being attacked by Koshiro and the other deadly ninjas, Gennosuke may have a hard time getting out of the village.
#11 - A Swarm of Butterflies
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jul 6, 2005
Saemon, now having the appearance of Nenki, begins to confront Hotarubi. As the Kouga ready themselves to continue on to Sunpu, Tenzen knowing they can not wait for Nenki and Harutobi, leads the Igas across the ocean in hopes of stopping Gennosuke before he reaches his destination.
#12 - Cage of Blood
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Jun 1, 2005
With Tousai dead and lord Teyasu's ninja scroll lost to the Iga, the plan to rip the Kouga apart unnoticed is slowly falling apart. With her dying words, Okoi tells Saemon the registry's true location. Determined to make it out alive, Saemon will hold up his ruse long enough to walk out with the scroll in his hands and take vengeance for his sister's death along the way.
#13 - The Horned Owl
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired May 4, 2005
Thinking peace will soon come, Gennosuke and Udono celebrate with Oboro and the Igas. However the Iga clan plans to assassinate Gennosuke and Udono during the feast.
#14 - First Impressions
Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Jul 27, 2005
At a lighter time before the disintegration of the no-hostlities pact, talk of an arranged marriage stirred the clans, but could one marry a spouse that they have known to be their enemy?
#15 - Fallen Flower
Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Jul 13, 2005
As the rest of the Igas cross the sea, Tenzen makes an advance towards Oboro, leaving Koshiro torn between his master and the clan leader. With all the confusion this makes for the perfect opportunity for an enemy to make his move.
#16 - River of Mercy
Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Aug 24, 2005
Akeginu vows revenge on Kagero after Tenzen reveals that Koshiro was killed by Kagero's breath.
#17 - On Their Own
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jun 22, 2005
Gennosuke returns the scroll to the Iga and issues a challenge that if they attack the Kouga village they will annihilated. The people left can travel to Sunpu and join them. Tenzen accepts the challenge
#18 - Longing in the Rain
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired May 18, 2005
The Kougas now knowing something drastic must of happen at Sunpu, decide to investigate knowing that the Igas wouldn't attack their village if there is peace coming. However, as the Igas return home they see Okoi, one of the listed Kouga Ten, and decide to hold her captive.
#19 - Wandering Hearts
Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Aug 3, 2005
As the Kogas continue their journey to Sunpu, Oboro's hawk flies by carrying a scroll. While two ninjas pursue the hawk, Tenzen makes his move only to find something he did not expect.
#20 - The Advent of Joujin
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Feb 26, 2018
The ninjas prepare to storm Murakumo as Hachirou escapes from Suruga's carefully-laid traps.
#21 - Reckoning
Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Jul 20, 2005
Still on the sea, Gyobu uses his art to move around freely to take care of the remaining Iga, but Tenzen proves to be a toilsome foe to kill.
#22 - A Dawn Without Light
Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Aug 10, 2005
As Hyoma and Koshiro battle, it is revealed that Hyoma was Gennosuke's mentor teaching him how to use his ability.
#23 - The Cherry Blossoms Run Mad
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 5, 2018
The Joujinshuu continue to cut a swath through the ninja, and Hachirou himself is forced to join the fray.
#24 - We Must See the Lotus Flowers Together
Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired May 21, 2018
Saizou is dead, but his sacrifice has allowed the ninjas to proceed into Murakumo at last. But even greater threats await them inside.
#25 - Remembrance
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jun 29, 2005
After blinding Gennosuke, Saemon chases after Hotarubi who misleads him by making him follow her butterflies. A battle disrupts between the two.