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Then again, this may be a case of trying to compare apples to oranges. In Japan, 'Naruto' is unending franchise series that is shown during the family prime time 'Golden Hour'. Other unending franchise 'Golden Hour' series include 'Bleach', 'Pretty Cure' and 'One Piece', Basilisk is a anime series that was created for the post-midnight time slot, and targeted for the hard-core anime otaku fan community. I could see comparing Basilisk against the 'Ninja Scroll' TV series, or 'Samurai Deeper Kyo', both of which were post-midnight series, but against a family hour program???