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Seven Samurai in Anime Form,
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This review is from: Samurai 7 Complete Collection [DVD] (DVD)
This movie was inspired by Seven Samurai, a 50s Japan movie which spawn 'The Magnificent Seven' and a cult following and impacted many other movies. It's not the whole reason why I bought Samurai 7 in the first place.
Samurai 7 is an anime series spin off of Seven Samurai. This series expands and adds greatly to Seven Samurai in anime form. The story is about a group of villages looking to save their farm land from bandits and they hire Samurai to help protect them. This poses a challenge for all the characters in the movie to work together to protect the village.
Being 26 episodes long, the series presents alot of characters and their role in the series. Being an anime, the art design changes the whole environment. A few characters explore a huge city with a giant market place mixed in with machines, electricity and ancient buildings which are 10 times as big as they would be in real life (That's anime for you).
For a 26 episodes anime and being based by the influential Seven Samurai made in Japan, it's worth the purchase for any anime fan.