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Samurai Flamenco


Alternative Titles

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

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 22
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 11, 2013 to Mar 28, 2014
Premiered: Fall 2013
Broadcast: Fridays at 01:20 (JST)
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: Manglobe
Source: Original
Genres: Action, Comedy, Parody
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 6.991 (scored by 28,729 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #34862
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #814
Members: 77,239
Favorites: 660
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Synopsis

Inspired by hero shows and his own grandfather, driven by an unfaltering sense of justice, one man stands up for what is right. By day, he is superstar model Masayoshi Hazama. By night, he is Samurai Flamenco! His outfit may be handmade and cheesy, and his fighting skills might be nonexistent, but that doesn’t stop Masayoshi. He’ll clean this city of crime, one misdemeanor at a time-as soon as the bad guys start taking him seriously.

Masayoshi might start out as a nobody, but he doesn’t let that stop him. Before he knows it, his vigilante alter-ego has gained the attention of quite a number of people. Joined by good-guy cop Hidenori Goto, a J-pop star trio, an actor and martial artist master, and a motley crew of other characters, Masayoshi lives out his dream of becoming a tokusatsu superhero.

But the dream is about to turn into a nightmare. Samurai Flamenco’s crime-fighting ways escalate quickly from preventing littering and petty theft to insane adventures and the fate of the world resting squarely on his costumed shoulders. What makes a true hero? Masayoshi is about to find out.

Background

Samurai Flamenco first aired on the noitaminA programming block which was then simulcast by Crunchyroll.

A mobile phone game adaptation is also available for both iPhone and Android.

Episode Videos


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Characters & Voice Actors

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

Staff

Omori, Takahiro
Omori, Takahiro
Director, Sound Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Nagai, Shinpei
Nagai, Shinpei
Episode Director
Takahiro
Takahiro
Script
Kurata, Hideyuki
Kurata, Hideyuki
Script, Series Composition


Edit 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)

Edit 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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ZephSilver
Aug 10, 2015
Some shows jump the shark, while others perform a Samurai Flamenco.

Deconstructions are some of the most demanding and intricate kinds 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, in order for it 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 illusion to the viewer that they're simply following the setup they've already experienced countless of times before. And during this read more
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SleepyBear
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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tsundines
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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jzmcdaisy
Feb 20, 2017
There’s something that really grabbed me when I began watching samurai flamenco and I think it was its charming blend of humor and realism. But the charm just petered out when the show decided to do a 100% overhaul in tone and thought process. While the initial realism still can be seen fossilized in some of the satirical ideas and jokes throughout the series, they’re overall very thinly spread. I want to tell you that this is anime Kick-Ass but it’s just not. The show’s opportunity to be a brilliant satire or at least meta-commentary of superheroes is sprinkled throughout, but the end result of read more
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