News Sengoku Basara Two Debut Sets Anime Record in Timeslot
posted on 2010-07-12 07:25 EDT
The first episode of the Sengoku Basara Two television anime series earned a 5.4% rating in Tokyo's Kanto region and a 7.4% rating in Osaka's Kansai region on July 11. Those figures represent the highest rated premiere in the Sunday 5:00 p.m. timeslot for the MBS/TBS network since it began airing anime in that timeslot in April of 2008. It is also the third highest rating recorded in that "Nichi-5" (Sunday 5 p.m.) anime timeslot in the Kanto region, and the highest rating recorded in that timeslot in the Kansai region.
CAPCOM's Sengoku Basara (Devil Kings) action-adventure game franchise inspired both a 2009 television anime series and the ongoing Sengoku Basara Two sequel. Unlike the sequel, the first anime series aired in a late-night timeslot. Nevertheless, each DVD volume for the first anime sold over 20,000 copies.
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