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English-Subtitled Basilisk: The Ouka Ninja Scrolls Trailer Streamed

posted on by Karen Ressler
Anime premieres on January 8

Crunchyroll began streaming an English-subtitled version of the first trailer for Basilisk: The Ouka Ninja Scrolls (Basilisk: Ōka Ninpōchō) on Thursday.

Crunchyroll will stream the series with English subtitles as it airs in Japan and Funimation will stream an English dub.

The 24-episode series will premiere on Tokyo MX, TVK, Sun TV, KBS Kyoto, BS11, and AT-X on January 8. An advance screening event for the anime's first two episodes will be held at Tokyo's Shinjuku Wald 9 theater on December 29. Voice actors Tasuku Hatanaka and Inori Minase will also have a talk show at the event.

Junji Nishimura (ViVid Strike!, Bakuon!!, GLASSLIP) is directing the anime at Seven Arcs Pictures. Shinsuke Onishi (New Getter Robo, Innocent Venus, 009-1) is in charge of series composition. Takao Maki (Laughing Under the Clouds) is adapting Masaki Segawa's original character designs for animation, and is also credited as chief animation director. Kazuhisa Kosuge is credited for sub-character design, while Goichi Iwahata is credited for prop design. Tadashi Kitaoka (Basilisk, White Album, ViVid Strike!) is credited as director of photography. Go Sakabe (Date A Live, Wolf Girl & Black Prince, Digimon Adventure tri.) is composing the music.

Onmyouza and Nana Mizuki, who performed the opening and ending theme songs for the first Basilisk anime, are returning to once again perform the opening and ending theme songs, respectively.

The Basilisk: Ōka Ninpōchō novel is a sequel to Futaroh Yamada's original Kōga Ninpōchō (The Kouga Ninja Scrolls) novel. The story is set 10 years after Kōga Ninpōchō in 1626. Tatsuya Shihira (Q, Robotics;Notes Revival Legacy) also launched a manga adaptation in Kodansha's Young Magazine on July 24.

Futaroh Yamada's Kōga Ninpōchō novel inspired Masaki Segawa's manga adaptation in 2003. Segawa's manga inspired the Basilisk television anime in 2005. Funimation released the series on home video in North America. The live-action SHINOBI - Heart Under Blade film premiered in 2005, and Funimation also released it on home video.

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