Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Wicked Reviews Series: Sengoku Basara Season 2- Episode 1

Let's party!

That's right. It's that time again action fans. If you enjoyed the first season then be prepared because everything to love about the first is back. From Date Masamune's attempts at speaking english phrases, the Tiger of Kai punching Yukimura through the ground and into the sky during regular conversation, massive explosions from sword swings, and over the top EVERYTHING!

We start with our three main groups in a battle against each other for conquest of territories. We have the Tiger of Kai and his forces facing off against Kenshin and his troops. Sanada Yukimura and Date Masamune are facing off nearby as should be expected (they're the main characters after all) and Masamune actually beats Yukimura. Unexpectedly, another group arrives with thunder clouds looming overhead (apparently Nobunaga isn't the only one that can make storm clouds follow him). Toyotomi Hideyoshi appears and his troops have already surrounded the battlefield. He demands they join him and prosper or suffer imminent death. Obviously, our main characters aren't backing down and Masamune is ready to face this mammoth of a General on head first. When I say mammoth, I mean it, Hideyoshi is literally a freaking Titan! Not only is Masamune not even half his height but this guy doesn't even bring a weapon into battle. He doesn't need one. One swing of his arm sends back countless arrows to the archers that released them and a raised fist to the sky forces the clouds to separate to allow light to shine through. This guy is scary.

After the groups manage to escape, we switch to Keiji, Toshi, and Matsu having a discussion about Hideyoshi. Apparently they know the titan and Toshi is in an alliance with him (similar to how Toshi joined Nobunaga in season 1 but for different reasons this time). This is actually the first time I've seen Keiji and his monkey sad faced.

Then we have an injured Yukimura discussing war strategies and tactics with the Tiger of Kai in typical fashion with the Tiger of Kai pounding the ever loving crap out of Yukimura. I don't know which punch I liked more... the one that seemed so unexpected and knocked Yukimura off screen or blasting him off like Team Rocket and Yukimura comes running back up moments later as if he wasn't knocked all that far. I don't know about you but I find it hilarious. It seems that Mouri might be teaming up with Hideyoshi and the plan is to send Yukimura to the West on his own. Then we have the traditional screaming at each other as a ritual of bonding.

Data Masamune and Kojuro discuss their strategy and they have come to the conclusion that the only way Hideyoshi would have known when to strike was because their is a traitor in the war council. They decide to go spy hunting first thing in the morning. That night while Kojuro awaits to see if anyone flees, Hanbei (right hand man that looks like a woman for Hideyoshi) shows up and wants Kojuro to join them. He brings along hostages to help Kojuro make his decision. What a nice young fellow.

This is Kylak signing out and tempted to jerry-rig my katana to explode on impact. Just kidding folks, that would be a horrible idea. Don't try this at home.


  1. I missed this show so much! I worried about the second season, but all those doubt flew away as if Hideyoshi curb stomped it.
    Second episode now please. If possible, they should just air the whole season immediately. I'm willing to vegetate hours watching this series.

  2. That's adorable but I agree though. This show is just whacky fun and it's easy to sit through multiple episodes without needing a break.

    It's too early to say for sure but right now I must say that I kind of miss Nobunaga as the villain. I have nothing against Hideyoshi but Nobunaga was kind of hilarious for being so beyond tyrannical and demonic that it was unreal. We'll see how they develop Hideyoshi since there is only one episode so far.

    On another note. I'm really looking forward to seeing more of Chosokabe and the jackass Mouri. It seems Mouri will be our main secondary villain already so they should get plenty of screen time since they're HUGE rivals. Episode 13 (DVD release only) for the original series made Chosokabe shoot up to being one of my favorite characters of the show.

  3. I agree, I miss Nobunaga also just because he seemed like one of the most hardcore boss ever. Sort of like how the movie 'Taken' wants to make another movie, but the fact that the main character's daughter was already kidnapped in the first film, there really isn't many things that can top kidnapping family.
    I still need to watch episode 13, which I will soon enough.

  4. Episode 13 is literally all about Chosokabe, Mouri, and Keiji. It takes place before the final battle in Episode 12 and shows how Keiji got the two to join the other groups.



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