Ranked #1209

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
Premiered: Summer 2004
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: GDH
Studios: Gonzo
Source: Other
Duration: 26 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.621 (scored by 36,830 users)
Ranked: #12092
Popularity: #668
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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"


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Opening Theme

"UNLIMITED" by Nanase Aikawa

Ending Theme

"Fuhen (普遍)" by Rin'

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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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Jul 17, 2007
Samurai 7 is the anime remake of Akira Kurosawa\'s Seven Samurai, one of the most influential films in Japanese history. I\'ll be honest and say that I\'ve never actually seen Seven Samurai -- although I do know the plot very well -- and picked up Samurai 7 because it just looked so interesting and I\'d heard quite a few rave reviews.

I was pleasantly surprised by the first four episodes, and it just kept getting better. I will say I didn\'t enjoy the ending, despite how well it fit for the series. It was extremely bittersweet, and I was hoping for a bit read more
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Jun 25, 2009
I'm a sucker for almost any show with samurai and loosely-based historical story-lines, so I figured I would give this show a go. That, and I saw the Blu-Ray boxset in a store, and I'm also a sucker for Blu-Ray. But I was pleasantly pleased with my purchase, which I will now discuss.

STORY: 9 (Great)

Samurai 7 is loosely based on an old movie, but also possesses an original story of its own. Basically, the story takes place in a world where samurai, merchants, and bandits rule the era. The samurai fight for honour, the merchants seek riches, and the bandits, who were once samurai, have read more
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