Sengoku Basara (戦国BASARA?) is a TV anime adaption of the Capcom video game series of the same name that began airing on April 1, 2009 and was produced by Production I.G. It is directed by Itsuro Kawasaki. The opening theme song, JAP, is performed by Abingdon Boys School and the ending song, Break & Peace, is performed by Dustz. A second season was announced at the conclusion of the season finale episode aired in Japan, followed up by Production I.G's website. It will begin broadcast in summer 2010. At Anime Expo 2009, Funimation Entertainment announced that it acquired the first season. At Anime Expo 2010, Funimation also announced that they will stream the simulcast series, Sengoku Basara Two.
In the bloody Sengoku Period, or Warring States Period, of feudal Japan, many generals fought in an endless struggle for power, but one man proved to be too big of a threat: the dark lord, Oda Nobunaga. Sanada Yukimura and Date Masamune, two young warriors from different regions who become heated rivals, begin to form an unlikely alliance with the rest of the generals to take down the Devil King.
The first season follows the emergence of the various protagonists, particularly Date Masamune and Sanada Yukimura, and their struggle against the Devil King, Oda Nobunaga, who seeks to unite the land under him and is willing to crush anyone, even his own allies, to do it. It ends with his defeat at Masamune and Yukimura's hands.
The second season witnesses the emergence of Toyotomi Hideyoshi as the next potential unifier of the land, though unlike in actual history he seems to have no connection to Nobunaga, whose retainers were almost entirely wiped out along with him by the end of the first season.
- "Funimation Adds Sengoku Basara TV Anime". Anime News Network. 2009-07-04. Retrieved 2009-07-04.