Set in a futuristic world that has just witnessed the end
of a massive war, scores of villages are terrorised by Nobuseri
bandits. But the Nobuseri are no normal bandits. They were
once Samurai, who during the war integrated their living cells
with machines to become dangerous weapons now appearing more
machine than man. Absolute power corrupts, and their reign
of terror is increasing its hold on the countryside. But one
group of villagers has had enough deciding to hire samurai
to protect their village. Kirara is a young priestess who
travels to the city seeking out protection. One by one, she
encounters brave samurai that the war has left behind. These
men of skill and valour are each unique and not without their
quirks. But can they come together as one to defend the helpless
7 is futuristic sci-fi anime update of Akira Kurosawa's
timeless classic, Seven Samurai. Produced by Studio
Gonzo (Gantz; Burst Angel), Samurai 7
is a 26-part action-packed series about a small band of heroes
and their battle to defend a small farming village against
an onslaught of giant, flying mecha-warrior robots.
2 in this collection opens with The Drifter, in
which Kirara and the Samurai continue looking for addition
warriors to help them in their cause. They discover a Samurai
who is chopping wood. While he is skilled with both the sword
he has never actually had to kill anyone. If he joins the
band of warriors will he actually be of any use when it comes
Fool: A man who was part of the Imperial Envoy is murdered
and the Emperor believes that the Samurai are to be blamed.
To this end, the emperor issues a royal decree that all Samurai,
and anyone with them, must be captured - dead or alive.
Friend: In hiding from the Emperor and his men, Kambei,
and the other Samurai, visits his old friend, Shichiroji,
at an inn in the city of Kougakyo. Shichiroji tells them of
a secret passage they can use to escape if things get out
Guardians: The group rests up in Honoka's (a girl they
meet who works for the guardians) house. But, when the Nobuseri
arrive and the samurai decide not to interfere in their trading
with the guardians, Rikichi finally looses it. He explains
why he hates them so much and says that he won't stand idle
by. And neither will Kikuchiyo.
have to admit to being a little restless while watching these
episodes. The storyline really seems to be stretching itself
a little too thin and, in places, I really had to force myself
to not switch off and go and do something less boring instead.
include character profiles; opening and closing titles without
the credits; Seven Samurai trailer and trailers for
other MVW releases.