Hannah Barbera Voice Compares
Browse TV Shows
Samurai 7

Samurai 7

Samurai 7
Play Theme Song Above
US First Aired Release Date: April 01, 2006
US Last Aired: 2006
US Home Media Release Date: August 23, 2005
Japan First Aired Release Date: June 12, 2004
Japan Last Aired: 2004

Seasons: 1
Episodes: 26

SELECT VIEW: [ Characters ]  [ Characters / Voice Actors ]  [ Voice Cast ]  [ Credits ]

Main Cast

Recurring Roles

Guest Stars

Latest Comments

Add a Comment

said at 3:19 AM on Wed Aug 26 2015
Watching the whole series, it's a pretty decent adaptation. Some of the characters aren't that well developed, but some of them like Kikuchiyo, Heihachi and Katsushiro are fine. Speaking of Kikuchiyo, the choice of making him a robot is interesting. He's still expressive, but in a gesticulating, Cobra Commander-type manner, not wild and animalistically emotional like Toshiro Mifune's original take on the character.
For those who don't like Katsushiro, yeah, sure he's whiny, and he's made a lot of stupid mistakes that got people killed, but that was also what Kiku did in the original film, and both characters have felt remorse for their foolishness, so I can forgive Katsu in that respect.
I like how the love interest is always trying to get in on the action and help out the other samurai, so she has more freedom than Shino in the '54 film did.
I don't like Gorobei that much. He doesn't have much outside of a few quirks. Shichiroji is forgettable (Nice singing voice, though). Kambei's kind of cool, I guess. As for Kyuzo, I think he's arguably the most forgettable of them all.
In any case, the English dub is pretty good, some of the designs are pretty neat, and the villain Ukyo is a lot of fun. I say give it a watch.
said at 6:46 PM on Fri Aug 7 2015
I only saw the '54 film, but I saw a few clips of this and it looks OK.

A favorite TV Show
for 26 members.

"I have yet to watch the original Seven Samurai, but I actually like the anime version for it has smooth animation despite some hiccups."

- antonithenimenerd
Who's your favorite character?
100.0% (1 votes)
1 Total Votes