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

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Score: 7.431 (scored by 6277862,778 users)
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Ranked: #20622
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Popularity: #1696
Members: 130,932
Favorites: 707

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Synopsis

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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Staff

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


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"UNLIMITED" by Nanase Aikawa
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Ending Theme

"Fuhen (普遍)" by Rin'




Reviews

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, ...
May 27, 2023
Mixed Feelings
This is fine anime at best. I was hoping for much more but you know it's what it is. The best part of the anime was the music 2nd place would be the art style. Everything else it's at best ok. Character development is not fun at all, don't get me started on Kiara's semi-main character, it's hard to like her even a bit, she is like a flag on the wind. We have two well-written characters, Kikuchiyo who is the brightest and most likable Samurai, and Komach sister of Kiara. She also is BFF with Kikuchiyo. The rest of the characters are just generic, ...
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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