The BEST Episodes of Basilisk

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 18, 2019

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.


#1 - Emancipation

Season 1 - Episode 23

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 7.93
29 votes

#2 - Requiem

Season 1 - Episode 24

The last battle between the Kouga and Iga, determining who will inherit the title of Shogun. Oboro and Gennosuke face each other for the last time.

star 7.76
33 votes
The Bloodsucking Seductress

#3 - The Bloodsucking Seductress

Season 1 - Episode 7

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 7.74
35 votes
Murakamo Must Be Destroyed

#4 - Murakamo Must Be Destroyed

Season 2 - Episode 14

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 7.71
7 votes
The Haunted

#5 - The Haunted

Season 1 - Episode 22

Oboro issues out a challenge to draw Gennosuke out from hiding. Meanwhile, with Kagero captive Tenzen tortures her with needles. Gennosuke finally arrives.

star 7.67
27 votes

#6 - Farewell

Season 1 - Episode 9

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 7.56
34 votes
Directors: Fumitomo Kizaki
On Their Own

#7 - On Their Own

Season 1 - Episode 11

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 7.54
35 votes

#8 - Destiny

Season 1 - Episode 1

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 7.50
62 votes
The Onslaught of War

#9 - The Onslaught of War

Season 1 - Episode 3

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 7.50
42 votes
The Kouga Must Die

#10 - The Kouga Must Die

Season 2 - Episode 3

A dark force descends upon the Five Treasures as they are attacked by a mysterious ninja... or is he a ninja at all?

star 7.50
22 votes
The Cherry Blossoms Scatter

#11 - The Cherry Blossoms Scatter

Season 2 - Episode 23

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 7.50
8 votes
A Swarm of Butterflies

#12 - A Swarm of Butterflies

Season 1 - Episode 13

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 7.50
32 votes
Cage of Blood

#13 - Cage of Blood

Season 1 - Episode 8

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 7.48
33 votes
Fallen Flower

#14 - Fallen Flower

Season 1 - Episode 14

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 7.47
30 votes
River of Mercy

#15 - River of Mercy

Season 1 - Episode 20

Akeginu vows revenge on Kagero after Tenzen reveals that Koshiro was killed by Kagero's breath.

star 7.47
30 votes
The Horned Owl

#16 - The Horned Owl

Season 1 - Episode 4

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 7.40
42 votes
With All Her Heart

#17 - With All Her Heart

Season 1 - Episode 21

Kagero sets out to kill Oboro, after telling Gennosuke that she killed her wanting gratitude. She however gets caught in a trap caused by Tenzen.

star 7.35
31 votes
Wandering Hearts

#18 - Wandering Hearts

Season 1 - Episode 17

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 7.35
34 votes
Longing in the Rain

#19 - Longing in the Rain

Season 1 - Episode 6

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 7.35
40 votes
A Dawn Without Light

#20 - A Dawn Without Light

Season 1 - Episode 18

As Hyoma and Koshiro battle, it is revealed that Hyoma was Gennosuke's mentor teaching him how to use his ability.

star 7.33
30 votes
First Impressions

#21 - First Impressions

Season 1 - Episode 16

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 7.31
29 votes
The Five Treasures Have Arrived

#22 - The Five Treasures Have Arrived

Season 2 - Episode 2

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 7.31
26 votes

#23 - Remembrance

Season 1 - Episode 12

After blinding Gennosuke, Saemon chases after Hotarubi who misleads him by making him follow her butterflies. A battle disrupts between the two.

star 7.24
33 votes

#24 - Reckoning

Season 1 - Episode 15

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 7.23
30 votes

#25 - Conspiracy

Season 1 - Episode 19

Oboro and Akeginu discovers the lifeless bodies of Hyoma and Koshiro. Thinking that Koshiro was killed by Hyoma, Akeginu repeatedly stabs the already dead body of Hyoma.

star 7.21
29 votes