Basilisk : Anime Show Sequel Stream First Trailer!

Basilisk: Ōka Ninpōchō anime show revealed began streaming on Friday the first trailer for the series based on Masaki Yamada’s Ōka Ninpōchō Basilisk Shinshō (Ōka Ninja Scrolls Basilisk New Chapter). The 24-episode series sequel to the Basilisk anime series will premiere in Japan on January 8.

Basilisk: Ōka Ninpōchō is being produced by Seven Arcs Pictures, and will be directed by Junji Nishimura (ViVid Strike!, Bakuon!!, GLASSLIP). Takao Maki (Laughing Under the Clouds) is the character designer, and Shinsuke Onishi (New Getter Robo, Innocent Venus, 009-1) will compose the series. Onmyouza and Nana Mizuki returning to perform the opening and ending theme songs.

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Masaki Segawa launched Basilisk in 2003 in Kodansha’s Young Uppers magazine. Segawa’s manga is based on the novel The Kouga Ninja Scrolls by Futaro Yamada published in 1958. The manga inspired a television anime adaptation in 2005 produced by Gonzo Studios. The novel also inspired a live-action film in 2005 titled SHINOBI – Heart Under Blade.

The anime show sequel will center on the “Cherry Blossom Ninpo Chapter” of the series, which picks up 10 years after the events of the previous anime series Kōga Ninpōchō . The sequel will follow the story of Hachirō and Hibiki, two elite ninja from the Kōga and Iga clans.


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