Sengoku Basara

The BEST episodes of Sengoku Basara

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

During the Sengoku period, there are many factions constantly at war. One of these is led by a one-eyed man named Date Masamune and another by the imposing Takeda Shingen. The latter has a fiercely loyal subordinate named Sanada Yukimura who goes head to head against Date Masamune multiple times, but the battles between them tend to get interrupted. One such battle occurs when both men try to go after another leader named Imagawa, and they’re forced to break off their heated duel when Imagawa attempts to flee the scene with his body doubles. Yukimura and Masamune go after separate Imagawas, but all of the doubles are killed by a third party, and when their paths cross again, they are in front of the menacing Oda Nobunaga and his army. It was Nobunaga’s subordinates that killed those body doubles, and Nobunaga himself proceeds to kill the real Imagawa with a shotgun blast to the head.

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Azuchi Castle Keep – A Fight to the Death for Tomorrow!
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9.71
34 votes

#1 - Azuchi Castle Keep – A Fight to the Death for Tomorrow!

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 6/17/2009

The incredible final battle explodes at Azuchi Castle! With amazing power and determination, Date and Sanada unleash against the mighty Demon Lord.

Directors: Toshiya Niidome
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The Tiger of Kai Dies at Midaigawa!
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9.63
35 votes

#2 - The Tiger of Kai Dies at Midaigawa!

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 5/27/2009

Oda’s army is on the move in the south, while his most lethal assassins strike the opposition leaders of the east. As Takeda and Uesugi fight for their lives, many loyal to the alliance meet their demise.

Directors: Shinpei Ezaki
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Mitsuhide’s Betrayal! Honnoji Temple Goes Up in Flames!
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9.49
35 votes

#3 - Mitsuhide’s Betrayal! Honnoji Temple Goes Up in Flames!

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 6/10/2009

Date and Sanada arrive at Honnoji, but the showdown with evil will have to wait - the Demon Lord has set a trap. Meanwhile, a voice from beyond the grave encourages Ichi to take action against Oda.

Directors: Kazuya Nomura
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Yukimura Beyond Recovery?! The Date Army’s Tearful Disbandment!
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8.79
34 votes

#4 - Yukimura Beyond Recovery?! The Date Army’s Tearful Disbandment!

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 6/3/2009

With Takeda and Uesugi injured, the remaining alliance leaders plot their final assault against Oda. Even though the situation looks bleak, Date and Sanada prepare to face their destinies.

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Marauding Villain! Two Dragons Duel in Earnest Under the Moon!
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8.78
36 votes

#5 - Marauding Villain! Two Dragons Duel in Earnest Under the Moon!

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 5/13/2009

Matsunaga takes three of Date’s men hostage and demands a ransom of rare and valuable weaponry. Katakura sets out to rescue the men - but he might not be able to do it alone.

Directors: Kentarô Suzuki
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Brutal! The Righteous Battle of Nagashino and Shitaragahara!
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8.75
36 votes

#6 - Brutal! The Righteous Battle of Nagashino and Shitaragahara!

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/29/2009

As entire armies stand poised to attack, Takeda and Uesugi offer Tokugawa a final chance to join forces against Oda - but once his loyalties are decided, a ruthless betrayal soaks the battlefield in blood.

Directors: Yoshikazu Ui
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Bonds Torn Asunder – Mortifying Retreat for Masamune!
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8.72
36 votes

#7 - Bonds Torn Asunder – Mortifying Retreat for Masamune!

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/6/2009

After he rises to defend the honor of the fallen Azai, Date Masamune orders his forces to retreat. However, Sanada is shocked to discover it might already be too late for the warrior to survive.

Directors: Toshiya Niidome
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Wavering Scarlet Flower – Loyalty that Brings Sorrow!
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7.96
68 votes

#8 - Wavering Scarlet Flower – Loyalty that Brings Sorrow!

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/22/2009

The alliance is gathering strength; former rivals are united in the march to war against Oda. Unfortunately, the plan could be doomed without the cooperation and troops of Azai Nagamasa - Oda’s brother-in-law.

Directors: Shinpei Ezaki
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Vagabond, Maeda Keiji!
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7.95
39 votes

#9 - Vagabond, Maeda Keiji!

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/15/2009

Free-spirited Keiji hopes to build an alliance against the threat of the Demon Lord. His visit with Uesugi ends on a promising note - but his meeting with Date Masamune leads to a battle.

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Great Temple of Carnage! Kojuro in Dire Straits!
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7.91
35 votes

#10 - Great Temple of Carnage! Kojuro in Dire Straits!

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/20/2009

Katakura, Sanada, and Sarutobi arrive with the treasures requested by Matsunaga, who betrays his word and attacks the hostages.

Directors: Ken Ando
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Horrific! Confrontation at Okehazama!
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7.59
71 votes

#11 - Horrific! Confrontation at Okehazama!

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/8/2009

Sanada and Date rush to claim the same prize: Imagawa’s head. A clash erupts between the two warriors, but before one can declare victory, their battle is interrupted by a horrifying presence.

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Azure and Crimson, a Fateful Encounter!
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7.40
73 votes

#12 - Azure and Crimson, a Fateful Encounter!

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 4/1/2009

Two of the mightiest warlords of ancient Japan, Takeda Shingen and Uesugi Kenshin, set aside their rivalry to unite against the forces of Date Masamune.

Directors: Itsuro Kawasaki
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Troubled Times Once Again! Advent of the Great Cataclysmic Warlord, Toyotomi Hideyoshi!
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7.00
4 votes

#13 - Troubled Times Once Again! Advent of the Great Cataclysmic Warlord, Toyotomi Hideyoshi!

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 7/11/2010

Old rivalries resume at Kawanakajima as Sanada Yukimura battles Date Masamune and Takeda Shingen squares off against Uesugi Kenshin. Meanwhile, the warlord Toyotomi Hideyoshi seeks ultimate domination in order to unify Japan.

Directors: Kazuya Nomura
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The Lost Right Eye - The Dragon's Back Rent Asunder!
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7.00
1 votes

#14 - The Lost Right Eye - The Dragon's Back Rent Asunder!

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 7/18/2010

Under attack from all sides, Date Masamune is at a severe disadvantage without his strategist. Meanwhile, Takeda Shingen and Sanada Yukimura are on the move and preparing to outflank Toyotomi.

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Keiji vs. Toshiie! Tedorigawa Choked with Unequivocal Ideals!
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7.00
1 votes

#15 - Keiji vs. Toshiie! Tedorigawa Choked with Unequivocal Ideals!

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/25/2010

Uesugi Kenshin faces Maeda Toshiie's invading army! Meanwhile, in the north, Date Masamune prepares to engage Katakura Kojuro, but finds one more obstacle in his way.

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The Ghost of Azuchi Castle?! The Lamentation and Howl of Evil that Assail Yukimura!
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7.00
1 votes

#16 - The Ghost of Azuchi Castle?! The Lamentation and Howl of Evil that Assail Yukimura!

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 8/1/2010

Sanada Yukimura encounters someone he thought was long dead. Meanwhile, Keiji’s contemplation of the past leads to a decision, and Mori Motonari and Takenaka Hanbei conclude their negotiations.

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Engraved Pledge! The One-Eyed Dragon vs The War God – Confrontation at Hitotoribashi!
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7.00
1 votes

#17 - Engraved Pledge! The One-Eyed Dragon vs The War God – Confrontation at Hitotoribashi!

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 8/8/2010

When Date’s path is blocked by Uesugi, he has a chance to reflect on the history he shares with Katakura. Meanwhile, Toyotomi prepares to invade Shikoku, and Sanada realizes that time is running out.

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The Menacing Toyotomi-Mori Alliance! The Powerful Fist of Supremacy Cleaves the Sea!
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7.00
1 votes

#18 - The Menacing Toyotomi-Mori Alliance! The Powerful Fist of Supremacy Cleaves the Sea!

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 8/15/2010

Toyotomi Hideyoshi takes on Chosokabe's seafaring fortress, the Fugaku. Meanwhile, Sanada is compelled to stray from his mission once again, and Keiji reunites with his aunt and uncle in Kaga.

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To the Southernmost Land of Satsuma! A New Encounter as a Man for Yukimura!!
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7.00
1 votes

#19 - To the Southernmost Land of Satsuma! A New Encounter as a Man for Yukimura!!

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 8/22/2010

While traveling to Osaka, Date encounters both Kai and Takeda. Meanwhile, Sanada is still shaken by Oyamada's death, but presses on to Satsuma in order to carry out his mission.

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A Sad Reunion with a Friend - Memory of the Day Etched with Blinding Obsession
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7.00
1 votes

#20 - A Sad Reunion with a Friend - Memory of the Day Etched with Blinding Obsession

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 8/29/2010

Keiji reflects on the long history he shares with Toyotomi. Meanwhile, Sanada is allowed an opportunity to get to know Miyamoto and Shimazu better, and also gains some surprising insight into Mori.

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Dragon and Ogre – Clash and Roar in Owari! The Combined Force of Date and Chosokabe
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7.00
1 votes

#21 - Dragon and Ogre – Clash and Roar in Owari! The Combined Force of Date and Chosokabe

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 9/5/2010

Unaware of each other's identities, Date and Chosokabe clash! Meanwhile, Mori plots to further his own agenda while playing ally to Toyotomi - but Toyotomi and Takenaka have plans of their own.

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The Young Tiger Restored! The Great Fortress Rebuilt - the Menace of the Sun Heads East!
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7.00
1 votes

#22 - The Young Tiger Restored! The Great Fortress Rebuilt - the Menace of the Sun Heads East!

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 9/12/2010

As Date and Chosokabe adjust their plans to attack Osaka, Mori plots to attack Toyotomi from the west. Meanwhile, Takeda and Uesugi attempt to outmaneuver Toyotomi in the east.

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Toyotomi's Great Main Army Dashes For Supremacy! Earnest Keiji Drawns Sword In Heartbreak!!
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7.00
1 votes

#23 - Toyotomi's Great Main Army Dashes For Supremacy! Earnest Keiji Drawns Sword In Heartbreak!!

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 9/19/2010

Sarutobi and Kasuga run into trouble after making their way into Osaka Castle. Meanwhile, Mori unleashes the true power of his mobile fortress, much to Sanada’s alarm.

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Azure and Crimson Do-or-Die Battle! To the Sound of the Breeze at the End of the Fierce Struggle!
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7.00
1 votes

#24 - Azure and Crimson Do-or-Die Battle! To the Sound of the Breeze at the End of the Fierce Struggle!

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 9/26/2010

Battles are raging all across Japan! As Date faces off against Toyotomi at Odawara Castle, Sanada fights Mori’s mobile fortress. Meanwhile, Katakura finally gets his showdown with Takenaka.

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Farewell
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7.00
1 votes

#25 - Farewell

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 7/6/2014

As Toyotomi Hideyoshi prepares to take Odawara Castle, Date Masamune rides to stop him from taking over the country. And Tokugawa Ieyasu takes matters into his own hands when his plans are thwarted.

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