Thursday, July 29, 2010

Wicked Reviews Series: Sengoku Basara Season 2- Episode 3

Keiji attempts to stop Toshiie from attacking Kenshin but his voice falls on deaf ears. Toshiie and Matsu arrive at Kenshin's front yard (so to speak) and Kenshin warns they should head back to Kaga. Kenshin has already sent half of his troops to Kaga to seize their land so Toshiie can't win this battle and it hasn't even started. They don't call Uesugi Kenshin the God of War for nothing. Though it could have been argued in the last season (since he didn't really do much in that season).

Uesugi Kenshin "The God of War" is not to be confused with:

1) Kratos - Playstation's God of War that not only wields grafted chain blades but also giant amounts of angst and revenge in each hand respectively.

2) Himura Kenshin the Battousai (Kenshin Himura if you speak English) - The main character of Rurouni Kenshin that everyone in that series wants a piece of.

An easy way to remember which one is which is that the last two are fictional. Fun fact of the day.

Toshiie returns to Kaga to find the army Kenshin promised. Toshiie yells to charge through their lines. Halfway through the battle, Keiji arrives but he isn't here to help. Keiji and Toshiie have an intense fight that is probably the most confusing fight in the entire series simply due to the lack of blood (they show blood in the flashbacks during the same fight so it's confusing why they are so selective of what they censor). Despite that, it's still intense and enjoyable so get to watching. I'll let you see for yourself who the victor is. Regardless of who stands, no one actually wins in a fight between family or friends.

Then we see a depressing scene of Masamune standing among bodies as he yells in desperation for his men to wake up. It's obvious they've been fighting for over a day at this point (possibly longer) and while many lay dead, some manage to stumble their way back up to join their leader. Just as they plan to head back, Hideyoshi shows up.

Then we see what progress Yukimura is making before he begins hearing the haunting cries of a woman. A very familiar voice reaches Yukimura's ears, "It's Ichi's fault."


This is Kylak signing out and wondering if Kenshin will ever truly get to fight in this series.


  1. This is random, but the opening and the ending of this series are really top-notch. Both are in great quality, catchy beats, and just really nice way to portray the characters.

    Whew, this episode was depressing in the sense that family fought against each other and even against friends. It's never fun, and it makes it even more sad because everyone has their own reasons for fighting, and it's not the lame "I just want to kick some arse" reason.

    The scene with Date saying "Wake up" was really touching, and thank goodness a lot of the troops stood up, even though it is a bit funny. Were they just taking a nap?
    Hideyoshi is ridiculously huge.

    Holy crap, the haunting cries of the woman was extremely creepy. As soon as I heard the voice, I was like, "no fricking way. Can it be?"
    I can't wait. Damn those cliffhangers.

  2. To answer your question:
    Date's troops were literally passed out on the ground because they've been fighting for more than a day against three separate groups.

    I really didn't expect to see Ichi again so this will be interesting.



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