Sengoku Basara: Judge End // First Impressions

Screenshot - 7_30_2014 , 2_23_44 PMProbably one of the only half-decent video game-to-anime adaptations is Sengoku Basara What’s it about, you ask? Well, take everything you know from the Sengoku era, add in hot-blood, and some manservice, and there you have it. Oh, and there’s also a giant robot samurai. Awesome, right?

Sengoku Basara: Judge End, Telecom Animation Film’s adaptation of the video game Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes by Capcom, is set a few months before the Battle of Sekigahara, started off by the death of Toyotomi Hideyoshi at the hands of his own subordinate, Tokugawa Ieyasu. As news of his defeat spreads across the land, Date Masamune and his army are wounded and vulnerable after a battle with Hideyoshi’s other loyal subordinate, Ishida Mitsunari. Takeda Shingen has fallen severly ill, leaving Sanada Yukimura in charge of the Takeda army. And Oda Nobunaga’s younger sister, O-Ichi, has mysteriously risen from the dead.

Judge End is basically an alternate version to Production I.G’s Sengoku Basara: The Last Party, which was also adapted from the same game save for some things and certain characters cut out. Why would you not include Saika Magoichi, I.G?! It seems Judge End is doing a straight adaptation, which is good thing to see. However I’m not too fond of the drop in visual quality, due to the change in animation studios.

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