History Anime / SamuraiSeven

19th May '17 5:00:35 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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** Kambei, Shichiroji, Gorobei, Heihachi and Kyuzo are much more conventionally attractive than they are in the source material (although Minoru Chiaki, who played Heihachi, was pretty cute in his own way.)

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** Kambei, Shichiroji, Gorobei, Heihachi and Kyuzo are much more conventionally attractive than they are in the source material (although Minoru (Minoru Chiaki, who played Heihachi, was pretty cute in his own way.more endearingly "cute" than handsome.)
18th May '17 6:45:37 AM NightShade96
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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Kambei, Shichiroji, Gorobei, Heihachi and Kyuzo are much more conventionally attractive than they are in the source material (although Minoru Chiaki, who played Heihachi, was pretty cute in his own way.) Averted with Katsushiro, who was already a pretty boy, and inverted with Kikuchiyo, who was changed from a ruggedly handsome man to a great hulking cyborg whose face you never even see.

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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: AdaptationalAttractiveness:
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Kambei, Shichiroji, Gorobei, Heihachi and Kyuzo are much more conventionally attractive than they are in the source material (although Minoru Chiaki, who played Heihachi, was pretty cute in his own way.) )
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Averted with Katsushiro, who was already a pretty boy, and inverted with Kikuchiyo, who was changed boy.
* AdaptationalUgliness:
** Whereas Kikuchiyo
from [[Film/SevenSamurai the original 1954 film]] was a tall, strapping, nimble, athletic young man played by the ruggedly handsome man to a great hulking cyborg whose face you never Toshiro Mifune, here he's an enormous mechanized suit of armour with not even see.a visible face.
** Shino's father Manzo was no oil painting, but the anime made him even uglier.
9th Apr '17 2:00:38 AM CrippleNinja
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* AbsurdlySharpBlade: The katanas in this series cut mechas in half. That is only the start of things. The first cut you see in this anime is a mecha getting torn clean in half, interrupting its cannon fire. The second involves Kanbei diving off of a reconfigured mech sword made into a ship, plummeting down in complete freefall, and ''cleaving a battleship in half'' at the center. The notes for the show actually describe Kanbei's weapon as an anti-tank sword.

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* AbsurdlySharpBlade: The katanas in this series cut mechas in half. That is only the start of things. The first cut you see in this anime is a mecha getting torn clean in half, interrupting its cannon fire. The second involves Kanbei Kambei diving off of a reconfigured mech sword made into a ship, plummeting down in complete freefall, and ''cleaving a battleship in half'' at the center. The notes for the show actually describe Kanbei's Kambei's weapon as an anti-tank sword.



* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Kanbei, Shichiroji, Gorobei, Heihachi and Kyuzo are much more conventionally attractive than they are in the source material (although Minoru Chiaki, who played Heihachi, was pretty cute in his own way.) Averted with Katsushiro, who was already a pretty boy, and inverted with Kikuchiyo, who was changed from a ruggedly handsome man to a great hulking cyborg whose face you never even see.

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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Kanbei, Kambei, Shichiroji, Gorobei, Heihachi and Kyuzo are much more conventionally attractive than they are in the source material (although Minoru Chiaki, who played Heihachi, was pretty cute in his own way.) Averted with Katsushiro, who was already a pretty boy, and inverted with Kikuchiyo, who was changed from a ruggedly handsome man to a great hulking cyborg whose face you never even see.



* AmbiguouslyBrown: Kanbei and Gorobei who according to WordOfGod are supposed to have respectively Hispanic and African features.

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* AmbiguouslyBrown: Kanbei Kambei and Gorobei who according to WordOfGod are supposed to have respectively Hispanic and African features.



* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Most of the samurai die and Kirara finds that her pure soul has been tainted by the battles, making her unfit to continue as a water priestess. Not only that, Katsushiro rejects her, as the war has hardened him too far for him to love... and Kanbei adds yet another defeat to his already long list. On the other hand, the village is saved, Ukyo is defeated and killed and the villagers celebrate their victory with the surviving samurai. Kanbei, Katsushiro, and Shichiroji manage to move on with their own lives, which isn't too bad.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Most of the samurai die and Kirara finds that her pure soul has been tainted by the battles, making her unfit to continue as a water priestess. Not only that, Katsushiro rejects her, as the war has hardened him too far for him to love... and Kanbei Kambei adds yet another defeat to his already long list. On the other hand, the village is saved, Ukyo is defeated and killed and the villagers celebrate their victory with the surviving samurai. Kanbei, Kambei, Katsushiro, and Shichiroji manage to move on with their own lives, which isn't too bad.]]



* ConfrontingYourImposter: How [[spoiler: Ukyo]] knew Kanbei wasn't the one who killed the imperial envoy; he did it himself.

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* ConfrontingYourImposter: How [[spoiler: Ukyo]] knew Kanbei Kambei wasn't the one who killed the imperial envoy; he did it himself.



* MasterSwordsman: The Seven are all this. Kanbei rejected a crowd of samurai because they were mediocre.

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* MasterSwordsman: The Seven are all this. Kanbei Kambei rejected a crowd of samurai because they were mediocre.



* TheRival: Kyuzo, to Kanbei; see OnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou.

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* TheRival: Kyuzo, to Kanbei; Kambei; see OnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou.



** Could also count for the title 7. [[spoiler: In the beginning of the series, guns were still a major threat and only Gorobei was fast enough to deflect or dodge bullets casually. In the final assault on the Capital, once the remaining Samurai have resolved themselves to a SuicideAttack... Kanbei, Kyuzo and even Kikuchiyo are swatting away hails of projectiles straight up Jedi style.]]

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** Could also count for the title 7. [[spoiler: In the beginning of the series, guns were still a major threat and only Gorobei was fast enough to deflect or dodge bullets casually. In the final assault on the Capital, once the remaining Samurai have resolved themselves to a SuicideAttack... Kanbei, Kambei, Kyuzo and even Kikuchiyo are swatting away hails of projectiles straight up Jedi style.]]



** For most of the series, Kikuchiyo comes across as a loudmouth braggart who only travels with the Samurai because they don't really care enough to drive him away (plus he proves useful to the journey from time to time). It's when [[spoiler:he stands up for the villagers who tried to betray them]] that Kanbei finally accepts him as one of them.

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** For most of the series, Kikuchiyo comes across as a loudmouth braggart who only travels with the Samurai because they don't really care enough to drive him away (plus he proves useful to the journey from time to time). It's when [[spoiler:he stands up for the villagers who tried to betray them]] that Kanbei Kambei finally accepts him as one of them.
9th Apr '17 1:58:10 AM CrippleNinja
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* StockholmSyndrome: Rikichi's wife and [[spoiler: Ukyo's predecessor, aided by the fact that she's been impregnated with his child]]. By the time Kanpei arrives to rescue her she doesn't want to be rescued.

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* StockholmSyndrome: Rikichi's wife and [[spoiler: Ukyo's predecessor, aided by the fact that she's been impregnated with his child]]. By the time Kanpei Kambei arrives to rescue her she doesn't want to be rescued.
9th Apr '17 1:52:01 AM CrippleNinja
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* FirstGirlWins: Genderflipped because Kiara is the only girl here. [[spoiler: She gets neither the first or the second guy.]]

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* FirstGirlWins: Genderflipped because Kiara Kirara is the only girl here. [[spoiler: She gets neither the first or the second guy.]]



* MiniatureSeniorCitizens: Primarily found in Kanna Village like the elder, who is shorter than Kiara and only a head taller than her sister.

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* MiniatureSeniorCitizens: Primarily found in Kanna Village like the elder, who is shorter than Kiara Kirara and only a head taller than her sister.
9th Apr '17 1:49:22 AM CrippleNinja
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** More likely is that his own body revving up provides the sound and it's serrated on the back near the hilt.



** As mentioned in ChainsawGood, Kikuchiyo's sword has its own engine to slice through heavy machinery like a chainsaw.

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** As mentioned in ChainsawGood, Kikuchiyo's sword has its own engine to slice through heavy machinery like a chainsaw.teeth on the backside, though he never swings it that way.
*** It's also about twice as long and wide as all the others.
2nd Apr '17 9:47:56 AM Bissek
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* ComplexityAddiction: [[spoiler:The Nobuseri are working for the Imperial government, which uses the rice they steal to buy the power cells needed to maintain the fleet. Making the whole thing a violent and overly complicated form of taxation.]]
17th Nov '16 10:36:10 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Kanbei, Shichiroji, Gorobei, Heihachi and Kyuzo are much more conventionally attractive than they are in the source material (although you could argue that Yoshio Inaba and Minoru Chiaki had a kind of appeal to them.) Averted with Katsushiro, who was already a pretty boy, and inverted with Kikuchiyo, who was changed from a ruggedly handsome man to a great hulking cyborg whose face you never even see.

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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Kanbei, Shichiroji, Gorobei, Heihachi and Kyuzo are much more conventionally attractive than they are in the source material (although you could argue that Yoshio Inaba and Minoru Chiaki had a kind of appeal to them.Chiaki, who played Heihachi, was pretty cute in his own way.) Averted with Katsushiro, who was already a pretty boy, and inverted with Kikuchiyo, who was changed from a ruggedly handsome man to a great hulking cyborg whose face you never even see.
17th Nov '16 10:31:49 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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** Double-Subverted with [[spoiler: Heihachi. Surpising fans of the movie, he was spared from being the first samurai to die, but he finally meets his end in episode 25.]]

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** Double-Subverted with [[spoiler: Heihachi. Surpising Surprising fans of the movie, he was spared from being the first samurai to die, but he finally meets his end in episode 25.]]]]
** [[spoiler: Yohei]], who was also DemotedToExtra.
15th Sep '16 6:45:12 PM SAMAS
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** For most of the series, Kikuchiyo comes across as a loudmouth braggart who only travels with the Samurai because they don't really care enough to drive him away (plus he proves useful to the journey from time to time). It's when [[spoiler:he stands up for the villagers who tried to betray them]] that Kanbei finally accepts him as one of them.
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