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The Anime - Samurai 7


Credits
    Producers: Kazuhiko Inomata; Daisuke Ito; Takao Kobayashi; Shouji Murahama. Produced by G.D.H., Gonzo and Sony.
    Creator: Akira Kurosawa.
    Writer: Tomioka Atsuhiro.
    Director: Toshifumi Takizawa.
    Storyboards: Hiroyuki Okuno.
    Episode Director: Hiroyuki Okuno.
    Sound Director: Yota Tsuruoka.
    Music: Eitetsu Hayashi; Kaoru Wada.
    Art Director: Hiromasa Ogura.
    Art Designer: Makoto Kobayashi.
    Character Designs: Hideki Hashimoto; Takuhito Kusanagi.
    Mechanical Designs: Makoto Kobayashi.
    Color Designer: Keiko Goto.
    Designers: Misashi Mori; Yuichi Tanaka.
    Photography Director: Hiro Yoshioka.
    Animation Director: Hiroyuki Okuno.
    Assistant Animation Directors: Masanori Miura; Minoru Ohara.
    Animation Producer: Hisataka Kasama.
    Animators: Kyu-Hwan An; Pil-Won Heo; Soon-Ha Hwang; Su-Jin Hwang; Chel-Ho Jang; Youn-Hee Jeong; Jeong-Dae Kim; Hye-Yeon Park; Myung-Hee Youn.
    3D Animator: Katsuhisa Oona.
    Editor: Fumi Hida.
The Samurai SevenDVDs
    The anime series has been put out in seven DVD box sets. Each box set contains 105 minutes of footage and comes in either normal edition, which retails at around $30 in America, or Special Edition, which retails at around $50 and includes four storyboards and a character book. There is also a complete boxed set edition of the entire series available. All DVDs are available via the Official English Website.

    The original release dates for the box sets are as follows:
    • Volume 1 - Search for The Seven - 24th August 2005
    • Volume 2 - Escape from the Merchants - 4th October 2005
    • Volume 3 - From Farm to Fortress - 13th December 2005
    • Volume 4 - The Battle for Kanna - 7th February 2006
    • Volume 5 - Empire In Flux - 28th March 2006
    • Volume 6 - Broken Alliance - 30th May 2006
    • Volume 7 - Broken - 25th July 2006
    Reviews of the boxsets can be found via AnimeOnDVD.com - Vol. 1, Vol. 2, Vol. 3, Vol. 4, Vol. 5, Vol. 6, and Vol. 7. Official OriginXt.com reviews to follow.

    Outside of America - No official information is known in regards to DVD releases outside of America, however box sets of Volumes 1 through 5 have began to appear in British shops (specifically, Forbidden Planet) and are retailing at around £17 to £20 (previously £20 to £30).
External LinksOriginal Japanese Air Dates
    Sat. 12th Jun 2004 - Ep. 1 + 2
    Sat. 10th Jul 2004 - Ep. 3 + 4
    Sat. 24th Jul 2004 - Ep. 5+ 6
    Sat. 14th Aug 2004 - Ep. 7 + 8
    Sat. 28th Aug 2004 - Ep. 9 + 10
    Sat. 11th Sep 2004 - Ep. 11 + 12
    Sat. 25th Sep 2004 - Ep. 13 + 14
    Sat. 09th Oct 2004 - Ep. 15 + 16
    Sat. 23rd Oct 2004 - Ep. 17 + 18
    Sat. 13th Nov 2004 - Ep. 19 + 20
    Sat. 27th Nov 2004 - Ep. 21 + 22
    Sat. 11th Dec 2004 - Ep. 23 + 24
    Sat. 25th Dec 2004 - Ep. 25 + 26
Episode Titles
  • Episode 1 - The Master (original Japanese title - Slash!)
  • Episode 2 - The Pupil (original Japanese title - Eat!)
  • Episode 3 - The Entertainer (original Japanese title - You Must Be Kidding!)
  • Episode 4 - The Loner (original Japanese title - Let's Go!)
  • Episode 5 - The Drifter (original Japanese title - Shabby!)
  • Episode 6 - The Fool (original Japanese title - Leave It To Me!)
  • Episode 7 - The Friend (original Japanese title - Cure!)
  • Episode 8 - The Guardians (original Japanese title - Anger!)
  • Episode 9 - The Bandits (original Japanese title - In Half!)
  • Episode 10 - The Journey (original Japanese title - Gather!)
  • Episode 11 - The Village (original Japanese title - They've Come!)
  • Episode 12 - The Truth (original Japanese title - Cry!)
  • Episode 13 - The Attack (original Japanese title - Hit!)
  • Episode 14 - The Offering (original Japanese title - Go Wild!)
  • Episode 15 - The Gun And The Calm (original Japanese title - Soaked!)
  • Episode 16 - The Storm (original Japanese title - Death!)
  • Episode 17 - The Remembrance (original Japanese title - Cut!)
  • Episode 18 - The Emperor (original Japanese title - Evade!)
  • Episode 19 - The Mutiny (original Japanese title - Disobey!)
  • Episode 20 - The Execution (original Japanese title - Change!)
  • Episode 21 - The Rescue (original Japanese title - Fools!)
  • Episode 22 - The Divide (original Japanese title - Slap!)
  • Episode 23 - The Lies (original Japanese title - Liar!)
  • Episode 24 - The Oath (original Japanese title - Promise!)
  • Episode 25 - The Last Battle (original Japanese title - Fall!)
  • Episode 26 - The Era's End (original Japanese title - Plant!)
Original Soundtrack


The Movie - The Seven Samurai

In 1954, Akira Kurosawa created a black and white movie classic, 'Seven Samurai', that cemented his legend as one of Japan's greatest directors. Ironically, his success outside of Japan completely eclipses his success inside his native country.

In 'Seven Samurai', Akira Kurosawa had managed to make a timeless piece of cinematic history - an epic, three hour plus, film based on the essence of friendship, brotherhood and justice. The film was also set in a medieval era, and Kurosawa's attention to periodic details as well as cinematic drama has earned him high accolade the world over.

The majority of Kurosawa's movies since, and including, 'Seven Samurai' have come over to America to great success, in some form. 1951's 'Rashomon' was re-set in a Western setting and remade into 'The Outrage'. 'Yojimbo', another Kurosawa film, went on to become Sergio Leone's 'A Fistful Of Dollars'. Even 'Seven Samurai' itself got remade, becoming 1960's 'The Magnificent Seven', a film which actually surpassed the original in terms of sales within Japan. 'The Magnificent Seven' was actually Kurosawa's original title for 'Seven Samurai', and it has recently found itself being made into a


The Game - Seven Samurai 20XX

Seven Samurai 20XX is a game created in 2004 based on the Seven Samurai story. I myself own the game and will be reviewing it and compiling external reviews, info, etc at a later date.
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