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Samurai: Hunt for the Sword

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English: Samurai: Hunt for the Sword
Japanese: 快刀乱麻 THE ANIMATION


Type: OVA
Episodes: 2
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Nov 26, 1999 to Dec 23, 1999
Producers: AIC, APPP, animate Film
Licensors: Media Blasters
Studios: None found, add some
Source: Visual novel
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, Martial ArtsMartial Arts, SamuraiSamurai
Duration: 30 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 5.951 (scored by 745745 users)
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Ranked: #87132
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Popularity: #9029
Members: 2,151
Favorites: 1

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Shinjuro may be a little young to be the master of a swordsmanship school, but fate didn't give him a choice. Now his position and martial arts skill land him in the middle of serious trouble when the rogue samurai Mikage faces off against the Tokugawa government, and Shinjuro and the small group of swordsmen who train at the school must now protect the town from harm. However, the group won't be challenged until the Tokugawa house calls in a favor, and the young swordsman is forced to duel Mikage himself.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director
Hayashi, Yuzo
Nozaki, Hiroki
Sound Effects
Nishi, Shigenari


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"I MUST LIVE" by uco

Apr 28, 2010
Colonelfancy (All reviews)
Samurai: Hunt for the Sword feels like what would happen if you wrote an anime using cliff notes. It's not bad, but it's far from unwatchable. I would go as far to say that this might just be the most safely mediocore titles I've ever seen.
[STORY 5] Remember back when every seventeenth century feudal Japan-based anime opened with ninjas raiding a shrine and slicing down lots of useless guards? I might be a sucker for those cold openings, but I can't help it, it's so cool in classic, B movie fashion.
Door breaks down
Guard A: "Whose there!?"
Ninjas rush in read more
Jun 10, 2014
jyagan0 (All reviews)
This is an OVA series about a young man who has to fight against an evil group bent on obtaining the hilt to an evil sword in order to take over the world. His father runs a swordmanship school, and when he hears the news he leaves on a journey to find a sacred sword that can battle against the evil one. That leaves his son in charge of the school, and also in charge of fighting against the bad guys. He's a little wimpy and naive; and is of course drooled over by several girls, but surprisngly he's a good fighter. This is a read more
Dec 6, 2012
irish5ive (All reviews)
Hunt For The Sword Samurai was a blind buy for me and though very little impressed me or could be considered exciting, it was certainly not a waste of time.

The plot has been regurgitated from dozens of other anime series. A thieving samurai faction has discovered where a magically endowed sword hilt is located and is determinted to make this dojo their next hit. If it was that easy though, they would have been able to overthrow the reigning government officials without competition. However, a young samurai named Shinjuro, a recently promoted headmaster to his samurai dojo, will not idly sit by read more

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