Posted on 13 September 2010 with categories: Sengoku Basara



Now this is more like it. This episode was entirely building up to that finale again, but it also packed a punch when it comes to action. This really shows a number of things about this series:

– This series keeps its action scenes short and sweet: it wisely chose not to drag out the action for too long.
– This series knows that an action series isn’t just about action, but also creating a good setting and characters to carry this action are just as important.
– This series has huge balls and guts to let everything depend on the final two episodes.

I mean, I’ve said this before: this really is the school example of a series you can only judge after it fully ends. Out of all the series this season, this one really lets the most depend on its finale, even more than Occult Academy. And unlike Occult Academy, I still have full confidence that the creators know what they’re doing. All they need to do is give everything they’ve got, like what they did with the sixth episode, and that will make the entire series worth it.

In the meantime, I enjoyed the action of this episode a lot. It was well directed, and a pretty nice taste of what’s to come. I especially loved the parts in which Date Masamune was so cool that he could have entire conversations on his horse while in the air, in the middle of explosives. I also loved the rest of that explosive horse scene. The entire episode was just a ploy of Toyotomi and his allies to slow down his enemies enough for his main force, and I liked how all those plans seemed to be working.
Rating: ** (Excellent)

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  1. kuromitsu says:

    I’m partial to Masamune, Motochika and their gangs flying over the chasm on horseback. Because they’re cool like that.

  2. Watcherzero says:

    Why does the voice of the old man from the west seem really familiar?

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  • Bam
    (Tuesday, Sep 2. 2014 07:58 AM)
    *the field
  • Bam
    (Tuesday, Sep 2. 2014 07:58 AM)
    @Emma: you guessed it: I am quite interested in the field of dreams, hallucinations, out-of-body experiences and visions. Th fuel of dream interpretation is usually divided to three camps:
    -dreams are symbolic representations of the sum of our experiences.
    -dreams are the result of our brain reorganization and department.
    -dreams are Windows into another state of consciousness.
  • Emma
    (Tuesday, Sep 2. 2014 07:52 AM)
    @Vincent: A fair share of some of the things I’ve written have dreams worked into them I’d wager. I have felt things in dreams though, shock, discomfort. I’ve died in dreams before and can remember having a weird physical feeling about it outside the dreams.
  • Vincent
    (Tuesday, Sep 2. 2014 07:38 AM)
    @Emma Well, I’m an engineer who dabbles in the other sciences, so I don’t know too much. I’m limited to my university courses (though still extensive). I used to have a dream journal when I was 12, but it lasted for a week.
  • ԅ(≖‿≖ԅ)
    (Tuesday, Sep 2. 2014 07:20 AM)
    Also, I’d like to say that though this site doesn’t actively encourage a community in any way, it’s surprising that you guys stick around.
  • Emma
    (Tuesday, Sep 2. 2014 06:34 AM)
    @Bam: Figured you’d be familiar and interested with an old comic called black hole, its getting a film adaptation soon.
  • ヽ( °◇°)ノ
    (Tuesday, Sep 2. 2014 06:31 AM)
    @Emma Yeah I actually had this site bookmarked many years ago, just haven’t been visiting much because I fell out of the anime fandom. Now Mushishi has brought me back (for a while). I hope psgels will be back soon.
  • Emma
    (Tuesday, Sep 2. 2014 06:18 AM)
    @ヽ( °◇°)ノ : A clear and great sign of the loyalty of those who have been following the site and also its sense of community.
  • Emma
    (Tuesday, Sep 2. 2014 06:14 AM)
    *effective
  • Emma
    (Tuesday, Sep 2. 2014 06:14 AM)
    Vincent you mentioned dreams a few pages back. Is there anyone on here that likes to read into that kind of thing and analyze dreams? Perhaps Bam you would be interested in analyzing drug hallucinations?

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