Samurai Gun

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Japanese: サムライガン


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 4, 2004 to Dec 14, 2004
Premiered: Fall 2004
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: ADV Films
Studios: Studio Egg
Source: Manga
Genre: ActionAction
Theme: HistoricalHistorical
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 5.951 (scored by 27662,766 users)
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Ranked: #93382
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Popularity: #6024
Members: 8,845
Favorites: 9

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It is the beginning of the industrial revolution, and feudal Japan is in turmoil. The ruling Shogun are wielding their abusive powers to instill fear and dominance over their oppressed subjects. Beatings, imprisonment, rape and even murder are the adopted tactics chosen to maintain their reign. The bloodshed must end. A group of Samurai have banded together, and, with the development of new weapons and new technology, they have both the will and the hardware to stand up and fight. Ichimatsu is one of these fighters. By day, he works incognito at a local tavern, in the evenings he frequents the brothels, and by the dark of night, he doles out some big-time, gun-barrel justice. He is here to help. He is Samurai Gun.

(Source: ANN)


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Characters & Voice Actors


Kobayashi, Katsuyoshi
Sound Director
Sonoda, Hideki
Script, Series Composition
Egami, Kiyoshi
Chihara, Minori
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Ending Theme

1: "Ienai Kotoba (いえないコトバ)" by Aiko Kayo (eps 1-11)
2: "Zutto... Issho (ずっと...一緒)" by Minori Chihara (eps 12)

Jan 8, 2009
Mixed Feelings
Guns were used in that era, so the idea isn't that original, since it's the same, just using more modern guns.

There's a story going on in the background, namely; The family of the main character got killed and he's out for revenge, sort of, he doesn't want to kill, yet, he want's to kill the guy who did it. Besides that, story's go from episode to episode, which are all just as unintresting as a shaved armpit.

The art's good, there's some major quality loss in good animated scene's, or just scenes which are done too quick (I presume). The sound's good, at first, you ...
Mar 11, 2008
Samurai Gun is a great anime for a shoot'em up good time. It puts a spin on the whole samurai genre by the main characters using pistols instead of katana's. Don't expect too much of a deep story line and take it for what it is. The art sort of reminds me of Ninja Scroll and the characters are pretty unique. I find their costumes a bit funny in all those different colors. Nonetheless I really enjoyed it and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a good samurai fictional title.
Sep 11, 2009
I liked this anime a lot but there were a few things that bothered me. Yes, in that time they had guns but most of it was extremely inaccurate! I could get into historical detail but most of you know what is and isn't historically correct. Also, during the ending credits, the one picture with the fish? I found that very disturbing in a couple different ways. I own the series so of course I love it but yeah, some things bother me.

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