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Great remake on a classic tale.
Posted by: from: california on
Loved this remake on the classic movie. The voice acting on some of the characters are bad, but hey its anime right? The music is excellent and pairs perfect with the setting of the flick. The episode recap and preview between each episode gets tiresome after the first few times. The opening and closing title songs are little too long and kinda bad. But other than that its a must see for any fan of anime, or of the classic film 7 Samurai.
7 out of 9 found this review helpful.
Posted by: jonnymac from: USA on
If you're a fan of the classic film - you won't be disappointed in this series. I think it did a great job of bringing the film to a good, tangible series. Voice acting is ok, but not bad by any means. Overall a most watch and well put together anime.
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
Posted by: XAvenger from: on
This is one of my favorite anime series! Samurai 7 takes Akira Kurosawa's immortal classic Seven Samurai and re-imagines it in a sci-fi/fantasy setting.
In Samurai 7, a village comes under siege by bandits and the villagers hire samurai to defend the village. Samurai 7 takes the story of the original movie and expands on it, weaving a tale of heroism and political intrigue.
The animation is top quality, very smooth and natural looking. All characters are well drawn and make sense in the world of the anime.
The series is very well written. The plot is well thought out and the characters all develop nicely, from the dignified Kanbei to the rough and tumble Kikuchiyo. There are many thrilling and truly heroic, even some touching and humorous, moments in Samurai 7. Each of the samurai comes to exemplify what it means to be a hero.
The mecha designs are great. Samurai 7 boasts some of the coolest mecha I've seen in any anime series. Very cool giant robots abound in this series.
The music is at turns exciting and quiet and makes effective use of traditional Japanese motifs as well as elements from other styles of music. The opening and closing themes are great too.
The HD transfer is great. Every scene is in sharp focus and the transfer makes tha animation look even better.
Remember to watch this in the Original Japanese. The Japanese voice cast does a great job, the English cast, not quite so good. And the fact is that this was originally produced in Japanese, the Japanese cast was an active participant in the making of this seires, the English cast was constrained by having to copy the Japanese performance. If you feel reading subtitles is a chore, trust me it isn't. You'll be surprised at how quickly you pick up athe knack for reading subtitles and watching the anime simultaneously, and it is much more rewarding to see this series in it's original form.
Samurai 7 holds it's own alongside the likes of Cowboy Bebop as one of the finest series ever made. To see just how great anime can be, check out Samurai 7.
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