Samurai 7 - Box Set [Blu-ray]
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First appearing on the anime satellite television channel Animax in 2004 as a high definition CS-Pay-Per-View series, the series was later shown in the US on IFC (International Film Channel) in 2006. Unlike the film which takes place in feudal Japan, "Samurai 7' takes place in a cyberpunk era that blends together feudal Japan with high-technology with mecha robotic suits.
"Samurai 7' also has quite a bit of talent behind it as the series is directed by Toshifumi Takizawa known for directing classics such as "Dirty Pair", "Crusher Joe" and "Big Wars"(and also storyboards for mecha anime such as "Mobile Suit Gundam Zeta Gundam", "Mobile Suit Victory Gundam).
Character designs are by Hideki Hashimoto (known for a lot of key animation work for "Heat Guy J", "Great Teacher Onizuka" and "Mobile Suit Gundam") and Takuhito Kusanagi (known for his mechanical design work for "Blue Submarine No. 6' and "Tower of Druaga").
The series begins with the villagers of the rice village of Kanna. Peasants who are forced to harvest rice for the Nobuseri bandits. The Nobuseri are ruthless as they take nearly all the rice of the villagers and even go as far as taking their women and children.Read more ›
If you do not own this set yet however and own a blu-ray player, this is a very reasonable price for such an incredible anime series. Being a remake of a classic cultural story from Japan, its already steeped in history, but the reimagining of the series and book is just incredible. I've never fallen in love with a main character like I did in this story. He is simply one of the most tough-A-$-$-ed anime samurai you will ever meet and he is everything that epitomizes the samurai code. The story features many characters that are believable, well developed, and consistent as well as great themes that still hold true today in many respects. Whether your in for the story or the action, it doesn't matter, its worth it on both counts.
The animation technique is much like Burst Angel or the Karas movies in that they combine some cg elements with the anime to create some jaw-dropping scenes which include sword-wielding tough-guys taking down gigantic machines in ways you never thought possible. Far-fetched? Sure, but its some of the most fun I've ever had escaping into an anime world. I highly recommend this series to anime lovers everywhere.
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Wonderful animation and reinterpretation of Kurasawa's popular story. The BD release just makes it better.Published 2 months ago by Duncan Mills
Clear and detailed. One of my favorite animes. A must have in the collection.Published 9 months ago by DJ
Amazing series, the art is great! If you havnt seen the magnificent seven (the old western) you need to watch it after this movie.Published 11 months ago by PJM
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