Based on Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawas legendary martial-arts epic Seven Samurai the action-packed anime series Samurai 7 offers an anachronistic spin on the films famous parable of vigilante justice. This time around, the story takes place in a futuristic feudal society ravaged by years of brutal warfare, where the lawless bandits terrorising the rural countryside are a terrifying mutant amalgam of man and machine. One particularly poverty-stricken village decides to battle the mechanical menace by hiring a band of nomadic samurai for protection, resulting in a ragtag assemblage of masterful swordsmen with their fair share of personality quirks. Atmospheric and stylish, Samurai 7 does Kurosawa justice with top-notch storytelling and gorgeous animation rendered in a muted palette that evokes the source materials black-and-white cinematography yet remains completely vibrant and visionary.
Character Profiles, Textless Opening And Closing Songs
Release Date: 10 April 2006
Certificate: TBA - To Be Announced