Samurai 7
Volume 6 - Broken Alliance

Starring (voice): Fumiko Orikasa, Takehito Koyasu and Masaki Terasoma
RRP: 19.99
Certificate: 12
Available 05 February 2007

In an unpredictable mix of heroics and political manoeuvrings, the rescue team finds a way out of the Capital alive. But the true struggle has only just begun. As Kambei's fate is reflected in the executioner's blade, the freedom of Sanae and Mizuki hangs in the balance. Deep rifts sinuously divide the samurai as Ukyo's plot rapidly unfolds. Using Kanna's success to his advantage, he brilliantly machinates an insidious war of constituents against allies in order to achieve his two-faced goals. Ukyo has one essential caveat: burn Kanna to the ground. At a time where every move is crucial, can the samurai survive mutiny within their own ranks?...

The penultimate volume of Samurai 7, contains only three episodes. These include:

The Rescue: Showing his skill, Kambei manages to overpower his executioner in front of the masses, but before he can take any further action Ukyo announces that he is pardoning the samurai and freeing the kidnapped women. This naturally occurs right as Katsushiro arrives to rescue Kambei. Just what is Ukyo's plan?

The Divide: The samurai are divided even more, as Katsushiro takes his leave of the group. Things continue on a bad path, when Ayamaro informs everyone of Ukyo's plan. With only five of the original seven samurai remaining, what will their next course of action be?

The Lies: Kambei and the others leave Firefly House to begin their war on the capitol. They have made many promises up until now, and they each intend to fulfil them. Meanwhile, Katsushiro has some problems when he discovers that Ukyo's men are attempting to burn down Kanna.

The only extras are the usual opening and closing songs and trailers for other titles.

This is quite an expensive release, when you consider that it only contains three episodes, but fans of the series will be glad to know that what it makes up for in length, it more than makes up for in quality.

Nick Smithson

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