The BEST Episodes of Basilisk

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Aug 15, 2020

Network: BS11

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.

Murakamo Must Be Destroyed

#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.

star 7.80
10 votes
The Kouga Must Die

#2 - 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?

star 7.41
27 votes
The Cherry Blossoms Scatter

#3 - 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.

star 7.40
10 votes
The Bloodsucking Seductress

#4 - 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.

star 7.37
103 votes
The Five Treasures Have Arrived

#5 - 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...

star 7.35
31 votes

#6 - 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.

star 7.32
130 votes

#7 - 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.

star 7.30
93 votes
The Onslaught of War

#8 - 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.

star 7.27
108 votes
Longing in the Rain

#9 - 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.

star 7.24
108 votes
A Swarm of Butterflies

#10 - 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.

star 7.22
97 votes
The Horned Owl

#11 - 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.

star 7.21
109 votes
The Haunted

#12 - 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.

star 7.21
91 votes
Evil Clouds Begin to Stir

#13 - Evil Clouds Begin to Stir

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 12, 2018

Many years have passed. The surviving ninjas are in hiding, and Hachirou has disappeared. The Joujinshuu have yet to return, but can these days of relative peace last forever?

star 7.19
21 votes
Cage of Blood

#14 - 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.

star 7.19
100 votes

#15 - 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.

star 7.19
100 votes
Directors: Fumitomo Kizaki

#16 - 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.

star 7.17
65 votes
The Joujinshuu Appear

#17 - The Joujinshuu Appear

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 29, 2018

The slaughter of the Iga and Kouga continues as the Joujinshuu cut a swath through the Five Flowers. Who are they, and what do they want?

star 7.17
24 votes
The Advent of Joujin

#18 - 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.

star 7.17
18 votes
Fallen Flower

#19 - 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.

star 7.16
94 votes
On Their Own

#20 - 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

star 7.15
130 votes
River of Mercy

#21 - 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.

star 7.15
93 votes
First Impressions

#22 - 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?

star 7.14
63 votes
Wandering Hearts

#23 - 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.

star 7.13
98 votes
The Surprise Attack

#24 - The Surprise Attack

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired May 11, 2005

The Kouga clan are concerned with Gennosuke stating at Tsubagakure, even they were informed about the peace treaty. They weren't informed about the war that has arise between the clans. Saemon decides to send his younger sister, Okoi to find Gennosuke.

star 7.12
104 votes
A Dawn Without Light

#25 - 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.

star 7.11
93 votes