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BTVA Spotlight - DreamWorks
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Samurai 7

Samurai 7
US Premiered: Apr 01, 2006
US Concluded: 2006
US Home Media: Aug 23, 2005
Japan Premiered: Jun 12, 2004
Japan Concluded: 2004

Seasons: 1
Episodes: 26

Animation Studio: Gonzo

Characters on BTVA: 31

Popularity: 610th All Time, 1,279st This Week. *

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BlankSlate
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.
BlankSlate
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.
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