The Samurai

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: ザ・サムライ


Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Nov 1, 1987
Producers: TBS, CBS
Licensors: ADV Films
Studios: None found, add some
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, RomanceRomance
Theme: SchoolSchool
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 46 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 5.951 (scored by 12541,254 users)
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Ranked: #95172
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Popularity: #10236
Members: 2,633
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Sixteen-year-old high school student Takeshi Chimatsuri has devoted his life to being a master samurai like his father was. Then one day, the Toki twins, two ninja sisters he's known since childhood, transfer to his school and issue him a challenge to take back their family dagger from him. Unfortunately for him, they have discovered his one weakness: the fear of the naked female body. Now, Takeshi must undergo special training from his classmates Atsuko and Torai, and his teacher Miss Ayatsugi to resist the combined brute strength of Akari and the temptation of her sex-crazed twin Kagiri. Class will never be in order with these three constantly fighting each other.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Yamazaki, Kazuo
Director, Storyboard
Mizumoto, Kan
Sound Director


Opening Theme

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"Winner" by Yoshi Sawamuki

Ending Theme

"Holy Night" by Yoshi Sawamuki


Feb 1, 2019
Mixed Feelings
As I was watching this, I could have sworn on a stack of pancakes that this was a story by Rumiko Takahashi. The character designs, the slapstick action and improbable set-up, the thematic elements and pacing all scream Takahashi.

But after finishing and digging around online, I was gobsmacked - I can't find her name anywhere on this OVA. It was so obvious to me, I couldn't believe it.

And yet, here we are. Everything about this is basically recycled Ranma 1/2. Swap out the characters from one to the other, change the ...
Jun 10, 2014
Mixed Feelings
Very good little, short anime. It is a must see just for the comedy and story line. Despite the title.. the picture and the description don't let it fool you. It's set in the modern era.. for some reason the kid carries around a real sword to school and no one cares. Lots of nudity and a Swiss cheese plot what make up this movie. Add in a horrible translation and dub, i highly suggest least doing subtitles. Despite all this though it turns out amazingly funny. So stupid at parts you have to laugh, reminds me a lot of Ranma 1/2 or DNA^2 type ...
Nov 8, 2018
Mixed Feelings
Before I start this review, I must say the title to this anime is a bit misleading. I wouldn't say it's about THE Samurai, but it's definitely about A Samurai. It's not the samurai story to end all samurai stories.

In spite of that, this is still quite the fun little OVA. It's stupid, but it has that goofy charm that's hard to say no to.

Story: 3/10
The story is first and foremost the weakest part of this OVA, so let's get that out of the way. Yes, the story is stupid, but obviously this wasn't intended to be treated as high art or thought-provoking stuff. That ...

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