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Basilisk: The Kouga Ninja Scrolls, Vol. 5 (Basilisk #5)

4.05  ·  Rating Details  ·  224 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews

With only three ninja remaining on each side, the battle between the Iga and the Kouga clans is nearing its bloody end. Believing he has slain Yakushiji Tenzen, shape-shifter Saemon Kisaragi morphs into Tenzen’s body and infiltrates Iga territory. But what Saemon doesn’t know is that Tnezen is an immortal ninja, and that he has his own plan to dispose of
Paperback, 288 pages
Published May 29th 2007 by Del Rey (first published August 9th 2004)
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Gianfranco Mancini

Predictable but tragic, epic and awesome ending to the manga.
It went better and better after the first 3 volumes.
Conan Tigard
Nov 18, 2015 Conan Tigard rated it it was amazing
Unfortunately, this is the last book in the Basilisk series. Basilisk: Volume 5 is the conclusion to a spectacular manga series that I will always treasure.

The artwork is awesome and the story is highly interesting (even though it is nearly impossible to remember everyone's name and which clan they were from.) There was a lot of blood throughout the series as most of the battle are fought with swords. There is also quite a bit of nudity. Both reasons lend the rating of Mature Content to this se
Carole Rae
Sep 03, 2014 Carole Rae rated it really liked it
This is finale to a great series and it still upsets me. As much as I wish that that final battle doesn't come to be and they end the fighting, it still has to come. I've read this before, but I still have hope.

Oooooooooooooooooooooh, so tragic. I cannot say what happens, but if you know any Greek/Shakespeare tragedy, then you for sure know what is going to happen. It is a tale as old as time mixed with some kick-ass ninjas and x-men type powers. The way it ends is beautifully, but sad and hear
May 29, 2009 Angel rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga-manhwa-etc
Wow. This great series comes to an end. I won't spoil much, but I will say that it ends like a classic Greek tragedy (if you know that genre, then you know what happens). The fight comes down to the last three ninja for each clan, but one of the sides has someone interfering. The action moves very fast; pace is quick, and I read this pretty much in one evening. Then it comes down to the final showdown, which in a way can be a bit reminiscent of other classic showdowns (think for instance, the ce ...more
Christine Jones
Jul 11, 2016 Christine Jones rated it really liked it
A fantastic end to an excellent, classic manga series. Strong themes of violence and sex are in this as in all of the Basilisk series. This is a very well done series and I felt as though a movie was unfolding in front of me during the entire read. I am glad that I had the chance to read this one.
Syafiq Segaf
Nov 29, 2014 Syafiq Segaf rated it it was amazing
Words can't describe this manga satisfyingly.
Ian Cruz
Apr 23, 2013 Ian Cruz rated it it was amazing
The probable Japanese version of Romeo and Juliet has finally concluded with this final volume of "Basilisk". The interesting plot has been leading up to this moment, the final battle between Gennosuke of The Kouga Manjidani Sect and his sweetheart Oboro of The Iga Tsubagakure Sect. An impressive read and an amazing work of art. The penciling and great eye for detail makes this one of manga's greatest works. Highly recommended for fans of Japanese history and lovers of bloody action alike.
Nov 10, 2013 Kiti rated it really liked it
Shelves: mangas
It's been awhile since I read Basilisk and I an new to Goodreads so it will be a bit difficult to open all my book journals and write the reviews as I thought at the time I read the book. But Basilisk is a title I can hardly forget. I like the fact that it was concise and not over extended and the story while sad was still incredible. Really a Japanese Romeo & Juliet
Feb 19, 2009 Bas rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
It has its issues such as a few plot contrivances and a pacing that (ironically) might have been TOO fast; but all in all I found this to be a compelling and beautifully drawn series that kept me hooked from start to finish. Recommended to all those who want a manga that does things differently, and does it well.
Sep 18, 2011 Elvira rated it it was ok
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So, this marks my first attempt to complete a manga. I don't regret it, but I must say that even though the series as a whole was ok, I can't say it I will be able to take something from it, no memorable scenes, artwork or quotes. Nothing. Just a way to pass Sunday afternoon, nothing more.
Jun 19, 2010 Jesse rated it liked it
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A Japanese, Ninja, Romeo and Juliet type story. Very good and trajic
Aug 18, 2015 Helga rated it liked it
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Uma história ao género de Romeu e Julieta...
Jul 09, 2010 Randa rated it it was amazing
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this manga was the best book i ever read
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Masaki Segawa, creator of the Basilisk manga, made his debut in 1997 with the series Senma Monogatari, which ran in the weekly magazine Comic Morning. In 1998 he began his long-running series Onigiri Jyuuzou, which ended in the year 2000. Basilisk is his second long-running series and his first adaptation. He loves cats and watermelon, and currently lives in Funibashi.
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Other Books in the Series

Basilisk (5 books)
  • Basilisk: The Kouga Ninja Scrolls, Vol. 1 (Basilisk #1)
  • Basilisk: The Kouga Ninja Scrolls, Vol. 2 (Basilisk #2)
  • Basilisk: The Kouga Ninja Scrolls, Vol. 3 (Basilisk #3)
  • Basilisk: The Kouga Ninja Scrolls, Vol. 4 (Basilisk #4)

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