Harry Potter wasn’t the first time I had heard of a Basilisk but it was the first time I saw it portrayed beautifully.
The image I grew up with was that of a serpent with a rooster’s head. Not entirely sure where the image came from but the idea that it could be as easy to make as hatching a chicken egg under a toad was tempting to try out… obviously it doesn’t work and I didn’t need to try it to know that. I mean seriously, where does the snake come in for this?
The reason I bring this up is simple, there was an anime with the same name. Basilisk which based on the name was tempting enough to make me want to watch it.
While not a compelling giant killer snake story, it did make for an interesting ninja storyline, imagery is well done and check out the screenshots if you’re interesting or what it has to offer!