Based on Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa's legendary martial-arts epic SEVEN SAMURAI, the action-packed anime series SAMURAI 7 offers an anachronistic spin on the film's famous parable of vigilante justice. This time around, the story takes place in a futuristic feudal society ravaged by years of brutal warfare, where the lawless bandits terrorizing the rural countryside are a terrifying mutant amalgam of man and machine. One particularly poverty-stricken village decides to battle the mechanical menace by hiring a band of nomadic samurai for protection, resulting in a ragtag assemblage of masterful swordsmen with their fair share of personality quirks. This second volume continues the anime series with four more episodes.
Pros: Still oh-so-interesting Cons: Aberrant episode #7 The Bottom Line: Powers of Gonzo and Funimation - unite! Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie's plot. A quick note before you begin reading this is volume 2 of a 7 volume series. You wont know anything by starting here and risk possible spoilers by doing so. I recommend you go start at the beginning (after all, it only makes sense … more