Sunday, October 3, 2010

[Ended] Sengoku Basara 2: History on Steroid

Funny thing about Sengoku Basara is the fact as ridiculous as they're making this anime to be, they try their best to stick to the actual history. Just like previous season, the anime itself is not meant to be taken seriously. It's meant to be explosive, flashy without deviating too much from the actual history event. This reminds me much of a Saturday morning cartoon (if anybody still remember those) long time ago called Histeria!, not only it mean to be entertaining, but educational at the same time.

Depending on how well you brain can switch back and forth between real history event and pure ridiculousness, you may either love it or hate it. To me, it's definitely former.

Final scoreboard:

Drama: 90 (History drama)
Comedy: 84 (Over the top ridiculousness)
Action: 93 (BURNING!!)
Art/Animation: 90 (Interesting...)
Sound/Music: 89 (Blood pumping)
Character: 90 (Even more interesting)
Plot: ?? (Historic?)
Ending: 86 (There are more to come...)

Re-watch value: 60 (You really want to see more of this ridiculousness?)

Overall: 83 - Really depending on how you can take it

Recommendation: If you like the first one, you probably would like this sequel as well. The problem is, it loses quite some of the freshness from the season one. But in my opinion, it's still a pretty good anime.

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