Samurai 7

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Synonyms: Samurai Seven
Japanese: サムライセブン
English: Samurai 7
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Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jun 12, 2004 to Dec 25, 2004
Premiered: Summer 2004
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Gonzo
Source: Other
Genres: ActionAction, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: HistoricalHistorical, MechaMecha, SamuraiSamurai
Duration: 26 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.451 (scored by 6334763,347 users)
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Ranked: #22432
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Popularity: #1713
Members: 132,075
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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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Characters & Voice Actors


Cook, Justin
Watson, Barry
Takizawa, Toshifumi
Director, Storyboard
Tsuruoka, Youta
Sound Director


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"UNLIMITED" by Nanase Aikawa

Ending Theme

"Fuhen (普遍)" by Rin'


Dec 16, 2023
Gonzo has done a fantastic job with the characters, who are largely similar to those in the original movie but given more time to shine in this epic. Seven Samurai, with its over 200 minutes plus Intermission, didn't allow for much character development, but Samurai 7, with its over twelve hours of runtime, offers a much more satisfying and natural character arc for Katsushiro, the youngest samurai. His romance with Kirara is better developed in the anime, and all of Kurosawa's samurai are given their own unique identities rather than just being carbon copies of their movie counterparts. The anime's final arc is particularly impressive, ...
Apr 2, 2024
Mixed Feelings
This show is somewhat underappreciated for what it was; The way it was produced was noticeably small and focused in a lot of aspects but for what it is, it has a consistent blueprint as a show and progressed into something larger and more refined in comparison to its meager beginnings.

Animation (6/10) - It is a noticeable early 2000s anime by the way its aesthetics and animation quality was presented; It had a cookie cutter production value and easily on par with the shows from its time. Although to its credit, a lot of their action scenes has smooth movement flow on it, and ...
Oct 27, 2021
(PREFACE) I will say, first and foremost:
I'm a person who gets bored Very easily of anything that isn't to his taste, and also of anything that from the get-go is known for being more than 3 hours long all in one go.
I've watched most big movies from when I was a kid (before 2010), for comparison and maybe it's a bad one, movies like Star Wars and Lord of the Rings around that time and even those at times bored me if it wasn't for some action packed scenes.

Although I always loved anime, again, as a kid, I only watched big shounen shows or ...

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