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.
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!