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Samurai 7 [TV]

Samurai 7
Plot Summary

The story is set on the far future, where human enhancement is possible through integrating machines to one’s living cells. After a long period of war, the winning mechanized samurai proceed to banditry, and continuously terrorize the small villages in the countryside.

After suffering several attacks from the Nobuseri (mechanized bandits), the elder of Kanna village is left with no choice but to employ help from samurai. Villagers were sent to the city to hire samurai for protection, but the search was nothing if not a challenge, as they had no money and can only pay in rice. However, despite these odds, the villagers were able to hire several samurai who were willing to protect the village.

These seven samurai with their own specialties are now tasked to defend Kanna against the Nobuseri, and the corrupt government that powers them.

About the Show

Samurai 7 is a steampunk, adventure anime television series based on Akira Kurosawa’s 1954 movie entitle Seven Samurai. Produced by studio Gonzo, the series aired a total of 26 episodes between June 12, 2004 and December 25, 2004. Each episode of the series costed an estimated $300,000 to produce.

Characters

Shimada Kambei
Kambei specializes in strategy and leadership, and was the first samurai to be hired. Wise and skillful, he is a survivor of many battles, despite being often on the losing side.

Okamoto Katsushiro
Katsushiro is a young, ambitious, but inexperienced samurai. He believes in the way of the sword, and recognizes Kambei as his sensei. He is the fifth samurai that was hired.

Katayama Gorobei
A veteran of war like Kambei, Gorobei is also a skilled samurai. He possesses very sharp senses, demonstrated by his skill in plucking flying projectiles mid-air. He was the second samurai that was hired.

Shichijori
The fourth samurai that joined was Shichijori, a spear-wielding samurai who fought side-by-side with Kambei during the Great War. Although owning a successful inn an

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