So for vaguely-Fate/minus-related purposes, I recently sat my beloved mithingthepoint down and made her watch Sengoku Basara. I saw the first season at my college’s anime club a while ago but never caught the second (until now), and though I had pretty fond memories of it, I’d somehow forgotten exactly how awesome it was.
And I now feel compelled to share some of that awesome with the good people of tumblr, because seriously, Date Masamune’s horse has motorcycle handlebars and exhaust pipes and Honda Tadakatsu is a Gundam, and that alone should be incentive to watch this.
(Disclaimer: I haven’t played the games, since PS3 ahahahaha what is that, though I kind of know what goes on in them. I will therefore focus on the anime, because unlike some videogame-to-anime adaptations, the anime’s easy to follow even if you know jack shit about the game. Or so I found, at least.)
Hundreds of years ago in Japan, the Sengoku period happened. It more or less started with the Onin War and ended when Tokugawa Ieyasu completed the unification of Japan that began under Oda Nobunaga and Toyotomi Hideyoshi. This historical background is not actually very important, because Sengoku Basara takes a lot of the famous historical figures from that period, gives them all even more levels in badass, and shoves them in a blender with equal parts crack and GAR. If you’re looking for a series with complicated political intrigue and painstaking historical accuracy — well, you’re shit out of luck. If you are looking for a series where Takeda Shingen punches ninjas in the face, congratulations!
And then after the first season whaps you upside the head with Gurren Lagann-style historical reimaginings, the second season introduces a few villains you actually kind of feel for and injects some legitimate character development and emotionally affecting moments into the mix, and you suddenly find yourself making dying whale noises all over the place.
So in Sengoku Basara’s Japan, a bunch of warlords control various provinces, and a most of those warlords have designs on conquering the rest. Some of them fight for the hope of peace afterwards; some of them pretty much want to conquer Japan to prove to everyone that they can. But all of them generally act like fine upstanding samurai who beat the crap out of each other honorably, until one dude says “fuck the rules of engagement” and goes on a big old murderunification spree across Japan. The other warlords eventually team up to bring him down, so they can go back to fighting each other in (relative) peace.
One of those warlords (though he’s quite reluctant to team up with the others at first) is Date Masamune.
Reblogging again because there are some new ones and put them together in one post.
This is going to look a lot less funny on my blog because of the whole No Captions thing.
I’d probably bounce around time just for the laughs. American 1950’s and seventy five cent large pizzas, here I come!
I’d probably leave my technology places… Yeah… sure, cavemen. Enjoy my smartphone. Mum’s not going to be happy about this… that was a new phone…
“Please don’t die. You’re the most wonderful man on earth. I don’t want you to die.”
Trying to get other people to ship your ship:
Ship remains non-canon?
Ship remains non-canon part 2:
You ALMOST Ship something:
Someone ships something you don’t ship?
Someone insults your ship:
Ship becomes canon:
What is the conclusion? Jack Sparrow is a Shipper.
Captain Jack Sparrow
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It’s too much.
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I need this on my blog again.
FUCK WHAT IS AIR