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Well it looks like I haven't watched much of anything this summer until last night! Watched The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, good ot be back here!
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Alright, I know it's been a while since I had a chance to watch Samurai 7, but I've been busy with school. That being said, I finally watched episode 2: The Pupil last night.   
 
Our peasant crew gets Katsushiro to join their cause after he fails to have Kambei take him in as his student. Meanwhile Kikuchiyo returns with head in hand to some
 Here's some roses. Now live with me for-ev-er.
 Here's some roses. Now live with me for-ev-er.
engineer who fixes him. We're introduced to Ukyo, who is the first bad guy with a face. He sees Kirara and wants her for his collection of women? He kidnaps her, and Katsushiro and Kikuchiyo go to save her. Ukyo's sidekick sends samurai to fight the heroes. These thugs actually remind more more of ninja from Naruto, in that they each have different types of fighting styles and some even have abilities (one enemy has an arm that can stretch out). They are no push over, as shown when their first attack cuts off Kikuchiyo's arm. But Kirara manages to get away.
 
The episode comes to an ends with Kirara being cornered on a pipe high in the sky sees Kambei. Knowing that he will save her, she jumps. Her intuition was right as Kambei jumps and saves her.
 
 The bad guys.
 The bad guys.
We now have 2 of the 7 joining up. With the possibility of Kambei (obviously at some point he will), joining next episode. I just wonder how many episodes will be about finding and having the samurai join. Will we get one off episodes about each new samurai from now on until they are all collected? Will they get stuck on some type of adventure before they can come back to kill the bandits? I'm eager to see how it folds out. 
 
There is no way I'm waiting 2 weeks to watch another episode. Usually I watch in marathons, but I want to keep up with this (and have less time with school work for marathons), so hopefully I'll have another episode by tomorrow!
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I’ve recently purchased a decent amount of anime and figured if I’m going to watch it, I might as well contribute to my favorite anime site. I present to you (in Tom Pinchuk’s Watch & Learn format), SITTING THROUGH SAMURAI 7 #1  
 
So let’s get to it…
 Totally B.A.
 Totally B.A.

Samurai 7 (a FUNimation release), a series I have been meaning to watch for a while now, I finally picked up off Amazon (Blu-Ray on sale!). I didn’t know much about the series other than it being based off the classic film Seven Samurai, but I like me some samurai anime so I decided to give it a shot.

Samurai 7 starts off just like every samurai flick should, samurai fighting mech suits and airships in the sky… Yeah, so basically the story comes down to this village wanting to rid the so called “bandits”, which are huge airships that have search lasers? The elders decide to send Kirara Mikumari, the “maiden of the shrine” into the city to find samurai to hire. They send her because she has some type of magic crystal that literally points her to what she is looking for. Tagging along for the ride is her little sister Komachi, and their protector Rikichi
 
Craziness ensues with thieves, dynamite strapped robbers, Katsushiro - a kind hearted Kenshin Himura look-a-like (it’s the hair and voice), Kikuchiyo- a huge samurai cybog (who was talking just fine after losing his head!), and Kambei a battle hardened samurai looking for revenge.

 Three's Company? Not for long.
 Three's Company? Not for long.
The show seems very promising. My guess is half the series will be about finding and recruiting the samurai and half fighting the “bandits”. The world has a steam punk feel to it that definitely works; Kikuchiyo has steam exhausting from his head/helmet, the city is show having downed missiles or aircraft around it, the mechs and airships seem interesting enough.   Maybe some type of alien technology?

I’m watching on Blu-Ray (which looks amazing) with subs, but the series is dubbed on Netflix and the DVD set is on sale for $13 if you want to join in. Feel free to share thoughts, comments and help me to update the wiki!

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