Samurai Flamenco

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Synonyms: Samumenco
Japanese: サムライフラメンコ
English: Samurai Flamenco
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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: ActionAction, ComedyComedy, FantasyFantasy
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, ParodyParody, Super PowerSuper Power
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.881 (scored by 4797547,975 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #48042
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1707
Members: 130,877
Favorites: 885

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"A hero will never give up, never hide, never be defeated and never accept evil!"

Firmly believing these words, Masayoshi Hazama has been obsessed with superhero shows since childhood. By day, he earns his living as a famous model, and by night, he becomes the gallant hero Samurai Flamenco. Armed with only his superhero costume, he seeks to bring justice to the city and faces anybody who tries to break the law—even rebellious juveniles and people who litter on the street.

Masayoshi's heroic antics later catch the attention of the public, leading to the fateful discovery of his identity by policeman Hidenori Gotou. Although initially telling Masayoshi to leave the crime-busting activities to the police, Gotou ends up joining him in his antics. However, things soon escalate from preventing littering and petty thefts to bizarre adventures that involve even the fate of the world. Together with their newfound comrades, Masayoshi and Gotou embark on a battle with the world and themselves in order to find the true meaning of being a hero—with or without superpowers.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


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.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Oomori, Takahiro
Director, Sound Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Kidokoro, Seimei
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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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)

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 (eps 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) (eps 22)


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They say that someone who is unassuming is quiet, displaying no desire for attention or admiration. To some, being called such may be taken as an insult. However my intention with saying that phrase is always a compliment. And there is no show more deserving of the title, “Most unassuming anime of all time” than Samurai Flamenco. I heard someone mention this series in passing on a message board as one of their all time favorites. This interested me because this was a series I’d never heard of before. And upon downloading and watching the first episode or so, I thought the characters and their ...
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Mixed Feelings
One should really be prepared for what this show is all about. Regardless of what the premise and the first episodes make you believe the show is about, is not going to be valid for long. So if you want to get into this series with the proper mindset as means to enjoy it, it is crucial to be spoiled about a few things. So allow me to spare you the trouble and spell it out for you. Samurai Flamenco is a parody reconstruction of a superhero deconstruction, set in a laid back slice of life world, where supernatural stuff exist only if God said ...
Aug 3, 2019
"Plot twists are good, so the more we put in our story, the better it is, right?" - M. Night Shamalayan, who was apparently the director of Samurai Flamenco

Viewer expectations are an interesting thing to mess around with, you've got your Dokuro-Chans, which mess around with them and utilise them for comedic purposes, and you've got your Evangelions, which utilise them to enhance an emotionally impactful story, in what is called a deconstruction, a word I really do not like and so I hope I won't have to say it again. Samurai Flamenco clearly intended to do something, but it didn't really manage to ...

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