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Anime Review: 'Sengoku Basara: The Last Party'

By November 12, 2012

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Are you ready? Get your guns on!

With those words (spoken in English, no less!), the Western world was introduced to the gleeful excess of Sengoku Basara: Samurai Kings. Adapted from Capcom's equally rollicking video game series, which took the martial history of the sixteenth-century samurai and turned it into a stylized beat-'em-up, the anime retold the struggles of various samurai generals competing to conquer Japan.

Now the two seasons of the anime have a feature-film follow-up: Sengoku Basara: The Last Party (compare prices), a ninety-minute movie that picks up where the series left off to provide its own idiosyncratic and outlandishly staged retelling of the critical Battle of Sekigahara.

Find out what we thought about Sengoku Basara: The Last Party in our full review of the movie. And also be sure to check out our list of best samurai anime and best video-game based anime, both of which feature the Sengoku Basara franchise as major entries.

Image: Sengoku Basara: The Last Party. Image courtesy Pricegrabber.

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