In 1860s Japan, a special breed of samurai stands against the Shogunate, armed with superior strength, speed, agility
and guns! Welcome to Samurai Guns, a blood-drenched tour of bushidos twilight. Morally ambiguous "heroes," razor sharp dialogue, and hair-trigger violence make Samurai Guns a slam-dunk hit!
The broadcast series Samurai Gun
(2004) is set in the mid-19th century, when the Edo era was coming to a close. The son of a Japanese man and a Western woman who were murdered, Ichimatsu is a one-eyed ne'er-do-well who seeks vengeance as assassin Samurai Gun. Although he's a member of a cabal opposed to the Tokugawa shogunate, Ichimatsu insists he doesn't want to kill anyone, even in the name of justice. But he does. The thugs in the Shogun Preservation Squad put some evil plot in motion that usually involves the torture and/or murder of young women; Ichimatsu charges in, blows the bad guys away, and returns to hanging around the local taverns and brothels. Mindlessly violent and misogynistic, Samurai Gun
is not a series for the squeamish. (Rated TV MA VSL, suitable for ages 17 and older: graphic violence, violence against women, profanity, sexual situations, torture, alcohol, tobacco, and drug use) --Charles Solomon