Ranked #1170
Samurai 7

Samurai 7

Alternative Titles

English: Samurai 7
Synonyms: Samurai Seven
Japanese: サムライセブン


Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jun 12, 2004 to Dec 25, 2004
Duration: 26 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.631 (scored by 34055 users)
Ranked: #11702
Popularity: #571
Members: 61,092
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In the far distant future, on a planet that might have been called "earth", there was a war between samurai who mechanized their bodies. After the long war, people enjoyed a modest peace.

Facing starvation and abductions at the hands of fearsome mechanized bandits (Nobuseri), the farmers of Kanna Village make the dangerous choice to hire samurai for protection. The village's water priestess, Kirara, her younger sister, Komachi, and a heartbroken villager, Rikichi, set off to hire willing samurai with nothing to offer but rice from their meager harvests. Through dangerous encounters and a bit of luck, seven samurai of varying specialties and experience are gathered for an epic battle against the bandits and the merchants that influence them.

Samurai 7 is based loosely upon Kurosawa Akira's famous movie "Seven Samurai"/"Shichinin no Samurai"


Episodes  0 / 26
Aired  Jun 12, 2004 to Dec 25, 2004
Status  Finished Airing
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Adaptation: Samurai 7

Characters & Voice Actors

Orikasa, Fumiko
Orikasa, Fumiko
Kusano, Tooru
Kusano, Tooru
Kong, Kuwata
Kong, Kuwata
Miki, Shinichiro
Miki, Shinichiro


Watson, Barry
Takizawa, Toshifumi
Director, Storyboard
Tsuruoka, Yota
Sound Director
Sokuza, Makoto
Episode Director

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Apr 22, 2013
Three things. One, I'm a really big fan of periodic adventures. Two, I am a huge fan of the Akira Kurosawa directed Seven Samurai film, it's one of my favorite movies of all time. And three, I absolutely hate Gonzo. They are the ones solely responsible for not only killing my overall interest in anime in general due to their insipid storytelling, joyless, mean-spirited and bitter characters, and their garish, irritating art style and visual effects that tries to be nuanced and cutting edge, but they have set the bar low for what made anime so unique during its biggest point here in the read more
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Mar 26, 2014
I normally don't watch too much anime an my grammar is also very bad so this my first review. I will try my best not too include any spoilers.

After reading the Plot line too this anime I found it very Interesting.
I wanted a Anime where i can connect too the characters an connect too the anime which most people obviously want. I have an interest In samurai action type animes with a strong back story so I thought this was perfect judging by the plot.

The anime started of alright, it was good enough for me too carry on watching it. The story seemed read more
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Sep 10, 2013
When producers try to make money out of a story that was famous in the past, only by changing a few things and, like in this case converting it into a different medium, the result that comes out is this anime “Samurai 7”.
So for everyone who doesn’t know: Samurai 7 is an anime based on the same story of the movie “Seven Samurai” made in the year 1954 in japan which became pretty famous and successful. The movie has been remade in different form already and Samurai 7 is the anime-version of it.

The anime, such as the movie tells a story of a read more
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Jan 18, 2014
Critic’s Log - Earthdate: January 18, 2014. Review #77 : Samurai 7

Well, 2013 has come and gone and now it’s time for me to continue into the new year of 2014. I have been a bit busy as of lately but now I would like to continue my duty of reviewing anime as a hobby that I love doing. I may have written quite a number of reviews during 2013 and one of my resolutions this year is to write my 100th Anime Review (excluding the supplemental reviews I wrote alongside some animes.) I know the whole New Years Resolution thing is kind of pointless read more
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In case you didnt know, the only difference is mecha. Look out for the baseball special in Champloo, genius! Also the GIGA arrow in samurai 7 is one to look out for too. Classic. 
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Similar art styles (both animes produced by Gonzo), both stories are based off a historic work (Gankutsuo-Count of Monte Cristo, Samurai 7-Kurosawa's film the Seven Samurai, IMDB #10 ranked movie of all time.) 
Both involve Samurai's that have amazing power rising against evil and claiming justice. 
The gather of a certain number of fighters to fight one powerful enemy. hmmm these two sound alike.  
Both anime have to deal with humans surviving against giant machines that are oppressing/trying to kill them. While Gurren Lagann is more comical, they are both pretty serious at the end. 
Both are extremely artistic as well as based on fantastic stories. And both stories focus on warriors with ideals bigger than the sword. But most importantly if you liked watching well animated, highly skilled fighting, with a good story, you'll love this show. 

Opening Theme

"UNLIMITED" by Nanase Aikawa

Ending Theme

"Fuhen (普遍)" by Rin'

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