Ranked #3247

Samurai Flamenco

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Samumenco
Japanese: サムライフラメンコ


Type: TV
Episodes: 22
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 11, 2013 to Mar 28, 2014
Premiered: Fall 2013
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Aniplex, Dentsu, Movic, Fuji TV
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: Manglobe
Source: Original
Genres: Action, Comedy
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.011 (scored by 23,293 users)
Ranked: #32472
Popularity: #739
Members: 61,020
Favorites: 505
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Masayoshi Hazama: a man who has become a superhero "by himself" with no superhuman powers or any sort of high-tech conversions, NONE!!

Hidenori Goto: a cop who found out the true identity of "the superhero" by a strange twist of fate and thus constantly gets in trouble thanks to Hazama, the superhero.

This is the story of the birth of a true hero featuring these two young men with a touch of comedy and serious drama, while they come face to face with hardships as they search for the true meaning of becoming a hero of justice in this world!

(Source: Aniplex USA)


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Characters & Voice Actors

Hazama, Masayoshi
Hazama, Masayoshi
Masuda, Toshiki
Masuda, Toshiki
Gotou, Hidenori
Gotou, Hidenori
Sugita, Tomokazu
Sugita, Tomokazu
Morita, Moe
Morita, Moe
Yamazaki, Erii
Yamazaki, Erii
Gorilla, Guillotine
Gorilla, Guillotine
Imaruoka, Atsushi
Imaruoka, Atsushi


Omori, Takahiro
Omori, Takahiro
Director, Sound Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Nagai, Shinpei
Nagai, Shinpei
Episode Director
Terahigashi, Katsumi
Terahigashi, Katsumi
Tomatsu, Haruka
Tomatsu, Haruka
Theme Song Performance

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Opening Theme

#1: "JUST ONE LIFE" by SPYAIR (eps 1-11)
#2: "Ai Ai Ai ni Utarete Bye Bye Bye (愛愛愛に撃たれてバイバイバイ)" by FLOW (eps 12-22)

Ending Theme

#1: "Date TIME (デートTIME)" by Mineral Miracle Muse (ミネラル★ミラクル★ミューズ) (eps 1-9, 11)
#2: "Namida Hoshi (涙星)" by Haruka Tomatsu (ep 10)
#3: "Flight 23-ji (フライト23時)" by Mineral Miracle Muse (ミネラル★ミラクル★ミューズ) (eps 12-21)
#4: "Macaron DAYS (マカロンDAYS)" by Mineral Miracle Muse (ミネラル★ミラクル★ミューズ) (ep 22)

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Mar 28, 2014
Samurai Flamenco is a strange animal. Despite its conventional appearance, it is full of twists and turns. Overall, Samumenco addresses its core themes very effectively, primarily the theme of heroism. It has likeable and developed characters with distinct personality traits. It also comments on general character/plot tropes, mainly involving heroes and villains, as well as the sentai/tokusatsu genres. (And doesn’t always take itself too seriously while doing so.)

It’s hard to find a show like this where you truly don’t know what to expect. It may be for this very reason that this show received such widespread negative reception: it's a bit quirky, but it read more
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Aug 10, 2015
Some shows jump the shark, some perform a Samurai Flamenco.

Deconstructions are some of the most demanding and intricate kind of stories to pull off. It requires the creator to have proper knowledge of the formula they're trying to deviate from by understanding how the tropes and trappings of said formula should be incorporated as to feel natural. With the right pedigree of writing and proper usage of the commonalities associated with the given formula, the creator is expected to build the allusion to the viewer that they're simply following the setup they've already experienced countless of times before. And during this stint of limbo where read more
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Aug 5, 2014
Firstly, it's important to note that Samurai Flamenco is not exactly your typical anime. There are a few genre shifts and plot twists that can seem to come out of nowhere, and for that reason a lot of people dropped this anime after the first shift or the second and gave it a low rating. Even I was apprehensive at first at the sudden genre shifts. However, I stuck the anime out until the end to give it a 'fair try' and I am very glad that I did. The final arc wrapped up the story very nicely and the last episode left me coming read more
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Apr 16, 2014
The word ‘hero’ often tends to be stereotyped. When we see or hear the word ‘hero’, we tend to think of a guy in a flashy outfit, with extravagant poses, and dynamic entrance. To add on to this faction, they also make it a mission to protect the people and save the world. Why? Simply because it’s the right thing to do. Samurai Flamenco qualifies the title of being a sensation with this trend. What started out as a promising series later turned into a nightmare, one that I had hoped was just a dream. Unfortunately, it wasn’t and the horror plagued this series in read more
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Do you enjoy plots that seem to be all over the place, with lore that doesn't make sense and supernatural elements that are never fully explained? Samurai Flamenco and Punchline have all of these. Both of these series have their own shortcomings, but with their wild-ride plots, manage to be entertaining regardless. 
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Both are really weird, really crazy, and are both really awesome.
Gurren Lagann is about believing in yourself to achieve the impossible.
Samurai Flamenco while remaining possible in a way, is absolutely insane. Having to deal with a cast full of characters who are just plain stupid, apart from maybe a few, who must feel so tired dealing with idiots.
Gurren Lagann, although it's mech and adventure, just has a very similar feeling to Samurai Flamenco, because both are crazy and both are a hell of a lot of fun to watch. 
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