Along with watching “The Foreign Duck, The Native Duck And God” I’ve also been distracting myself with an old animated show from Japan called Basilisk. It was reviewed recently on AnimeTV and having never heard of it before I thought I’d consider checking it out.
If you’re looking to check out new anime, then AnimeTV’s the place to do it. You can watch a ton of shows from all corners of the genre, and whether you’re catching the odd episode of Basilisk in between Party Poker sessions, or you plan to get some friends over and delve into a whole new series. A goldmine, and it was how I had the chance to check Basilisk out.
To be honest, I’ve not been especially interested in Animé series other than “Neon Genesis Evangelion” which seems to be a master-work of a lot of the themes and ideas that subsequent series and films have evolved from.
So Basilisk is it any good? Well I would say it definitely, apparently it’s based loosely on the true story of fighting factions in feudal Japan. It’s also produced by the same studio that created “Afro Samurai” which along with the recommendation by AnimeTV encouraged me to give the series a go. So if you like the idea of watching Ninjas flipping out and stuff, you’ll certainly enjoy this. Seriously, Ninjas flipping out!!!