I’ve been pretty addicted to Basilisk lately which is one of the best ninja anime series that I’ve ever seen. It could not compete with Naruto as the most interesting and popular ninja anime but it definitely deserved to be called the second-best ninja anime ever.
Aside from the seriously epic opening of Basilisk, the fight scenes are truly worth watching for. The animation was done very well with every character having a story to tell. For starters, Basilisk is like your 2.0 dosage of Romeo x Juliet story with ninjas. Of course, it is accompanied by deaths, and for this anime, I wouldn’t want to reveal how many characters actually died since it’s very disturbing.
In Basilisk, in order to decide the succession for the next shogunate, Tokugawa Ieyasu has the two warring ninja clans of Kouga and Iga fight to the death. At the beginning of the series, both Kouga and Iga’s heir for leadership were betrothed to one another until the truce that keep the clans from the fight had been nullified by the retired Shogun. The battle for survival then officially commenced with every chosen ninja from each clan falling one by one from the hands of each other. Basilisk tells the story of Oboro from the Iga clan and Gennouke from the Kouga clan, their tragic love, and how the bloody war of succession concluded without shedding a single nobleman’s blood.
|Basilisk – Igan Ninja Clan|
|Basilisk – Kouga Ninja Clan|
The anime was filled with characters of incredible strength and deadly skills enough to be compared with some big shots from mainstream anime series. In this post, we will feature the Top 20 strongest characters from Basilisk, a tribute to every fallen ninja who by any means deserves to be honored, respected, or feared by many. This list recognizes the full potential of every character’s strength based on their abilities and doesn’t significantly rely on whether a character died early or late in the series.
Her power of Mystic Eyes is truly terrifying which deactivates the special abilities of anyone but since she doesn’t know how to fight, she’s at a big disadvantage in actual combat. She’ll be easily killed without even trying to activate her Mystic Eyes, if she will fight multiple opponents, and if they are resisting looking into her eyes.
19. Jingorou Amayo
Alright, this character is quite gross, no, he really is gross. His skills aren’t even normal, it is both his strength and weakness. If this could be a battle of pros and cons, I think that he has more cons from his skills, imagine that you can liquefy your body with the use of salt and then return back to normal with water, it really feels and looks yucky. Nonetheless, this guy exceeds in stealth attack but he died a gruesome death, dissolved with his own abilities with no tangent body as a corpse.
18. Juubei Jimushi
A dangerous foe for ignorant fools. Juube is a mysterious and tricky assassin despite his disabled appearance. His speed is something remarkable and his sneak attack is no doubt to be deadly if one’s caught off guard.
Oboro’s grandmother and leader of the Iga ninja clan. She excels in wielding a sword and used to be a great beauty during her younger years which could allure her opponents easily.
One could easily say that Kagerou’s allure is her strength and that’s no doubt to be true. She could seduce and poison any men to death as she pleased. She also shows certain skills in sword-wielding though it is not much against the skilled swordsmen in the anime.
15. Jousuke Udono
A rather strong Kouga ninja if it isn’t for his nimbleness that he is supposed to live longer in the story. But he meets his demise so early all thanks to his ignorance of facing an enemy with stealthy and unknown abilities.
14. Rousai Azuki
Another ninja from the Iga clan whose power is something that we could compare with Mister Fantastic due to his somewhat elastic body that could bend at its will to pursue any opponent as well as do some sneak attack. However, that skill really looks creepy!
13. Danjou Kouga
The leader of the Kouga ninja clan. He is an adept swordsman in his younger days while also displaying skills in projectile attacks.
A rather psychopathic young lady. She specialized in using genjutsu (Naruto term) as she cast illusions over her victim before using either sneak or direct attacks on them.
11. Shougen Kazamachi
Another one with a bizarre appearance but definitely dangerous ability. When you want to see Spiderman as a ninja, then we’ve got Shougen Kazamachi for you.
She’s a girl. Yes, she is! But she has the strength that could make any men turn into dust. That blood-sucking ability is truly vampiric and tyrannical. Not to mention that her brute force is also something remarkable.
Another blood-technique user thought her ability is quite deviant. Akeginu also displays skills in using blades and she seems to be an able fighter using them. She actually overpowers Kagerou during their fight until she was fooled by Saemon’s ability.
8. Nenki Mino
Nenki’s power is quite peculiar and creepy. Yet, it is very convenient and there’s no doubt that he is among the strongest fighter in the anime if we’re gonna remove the tricks of other characters such as the vile eyes of Gennosuke.
7. Saemon Kisaragi
Deception. Many ninjas fell to Saemon’s assassination due to the power of deception. He could transform his face into anyone he desire. Thus, he’s the best person for infiltration yet he also died miserably with the face of the person he hated as his final appearance.
6. Tenzen Yakushiji
Being immortal could seriously corrupt one’s sanity. However, aside from Tenzen’s creepy ability is his expertise in swordsmanship.
5. Gyoubu Kasumi
Brute strength alone, I believe that Gyoubu stands at the top of the list. However, his style is not the one that directly attacks an opponent to subdue them instead, he belongs to that stealthy ninja.
Despite of his end, he had left enough good impressions of his strength. Yashamaru is an anime character that excels in using strings or wires. His skills are quite common among anime characters and he displays them beautifully in the series with eloquence and brute force.
3. Koshirou Chikuma
This guy may somehow remind us of Hatake Kakashi or Obito Uchiha for one reason, it’s his special ability that is quite similar to Kamui. Nonetheless, his determination is remarkable, and really did a great job fighting against Hyouma Muroga.
2. Hyouma Muroga
A mysterious ninja with great ability. Despite of his eyes shut down, he could still make his opponents cower in fear. A master of tactics and an able swordsman with great battle instinct.
1. Gennosuke Kouga
One of the main protagonists of the story. His skills in wielding the sword are pretty decent at their best. However, the special ability of his eyes is pretty deadly on which so many characters in this list were sent to their death.
This post is quite long overdue. I was supposed to finish this several months ago but only managed to get my hand on it tonight. Well, that’s the end of our list of strongest characters from Basilisk anime. Though there had been the sequel anime, I doubt it could even compare with the original series. Nonetheless, what do you think about our list? Who are your favorite characters from the anime?
Last Updated on November 16, 2022 by Yu Alexius