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Samurai 7

Samurai 7

Alternative Titles

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

Information

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

Statistics

Score: 7.631 (scored by 34439 users)
Ranked: #11752
Popularity: #579
Members: 61,896
Favorites: 529
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Synopsis

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"

Background

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Related Anime

Adaptation: Samurai 7

Characters & Voice Actors

Kyuzo
Kyuzo
Main
Miki, Shinichiro
Japanese
Miki, Shinichiro
Kikuchiyo
Kikuchiyo
Main
Kong, Kuwata
Japanese
Kong, Kuwata
Hayashida, Heihachi
Hayashida, Heihachi
Main
Inukai, Junji
Japanese
Inukai, Junji
Shimada, Kambei
Shimada, Kambei
Main
Terasoma, Masaki
Japanese
Terasoma, Masaki

Staff

Watson, Barry
Watson, Barry
Producer
Takizawa, Toshifumi
Takizawa, Toshifumi
Director, Storyboard
Tsuruoka, Yota
Tsuruoka, Yota
Sound Director
Fujimoto, Jirou
Fujimoto, Jirou
Episode Director

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Episodes  0 / 26
Aired  Jun 12, 2004 to Dec 25, 2004
Status  Finished Airing
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Apr 22, 2013 8:56 PM
Colonelfancy
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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May 26, 12:19 AM
BlackShipSailor
It's not terribly controversial to say that newer fans of a medium are more easily impressed than more experienced fans. A trope or twist might look like THE GREATEST THING EVER the first time we see it, but after seeing it more times in different works the novelty starts to wear off and we can judge it more objectively. Eventually we build a far larger pool of references that allow us to get a better sense of where a work truly stands in the context of its genre and medium, and what first appeared to be a flawless masterpiece might not be quite so impressive read more
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Mar 26, 2014 6:10 AM
suppavillan
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 1:10 PM
Lockensocke
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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Opening Theme

"UNLIMITED" by Nanase Aikawa

Ending Theme

"Fuhen (普遍)" by Rin'

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