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7th Nov '15 3:56:24 PM Prfnoff
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* Lampshaded in ''BraveFencerMusashi'', where the [[DamselInDistress princess]] complains about how she should have {{summon|Magic}}ed a great hero and not a 'little turd'. Subverted in that the protagonist {{dual wield|ing}}s a {{katana|sAreJustBetter}} and a {{BFS}} with surprising competence.

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* Lampshaded in ''BraveFencerMusashi'', ''VideoGame/BraveFencerMusashi'', where the [[DamselInDistress princess]] complains about how she should have {{summon|Magic}}ed a great hero and not a 'little turd'. Subverted in that the protagonist {{dual wield|ing}}s a {{katana|sAreJustBetter}} and a {{BFS}} with surprising competence.
9th Jul '15 5:20:30 PM Galacton
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Probably knows that WoodenKatanasAreEvenBetter. Sometimes they'll be a KendoTeamCaptain in their spare time.

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Probably knows that WoodenKatanasAreEvenBetter.
His WeaponOfChoice is [[WeaponJr likely]] to be a [[WoodenKatanasAreEvenBetter wooden]] training sword.
Sometimes they'll be a KendoTeamCaptain in their spare time.
26th May '15 4:16:31 PM StFan
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* Subverted ([[DeconstructorFleet naturally]]) in ''AyakashiAyashi'', when a man who wishes to leave the family that adopted him, gives his sword to a kid, who immediately thinks this will make him a samurai. The catch? [[spoiler: The sword is alive, and is after it's true owner, who happens to be the protagonist.]]

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* Subverted ([[DeconstructorFleet naturally]]) in ''AyakashiAyashi'', ''Anime/AyakashiAyashi'', when a man who wishes to leave the family that adopted him, gives his sword to a kid, who immediately thinks this will make him a samurai. The catch? [[spoiler: The sword is alive, and is after it's true owner, who happens to be the protagonist.]]
13th May '15 8:30:20 PM ShinyTsukkomi
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* Katsushirō from ''SevenSamurai''.

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* Katsushirō from ''SevenSamurai''.''Film/SevenSamurai''.
4th Dec '14 3:43:21 PM Specialist290
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* Asano Rin of ''Manga/BladeOfTheImmortal'' is the daughter of the master of the Mutenichi-Ryu School of swordsmanship, as well as its last surviving practitioner, and is out for the blood of those who murdered her parents. While she's skilled in formal martial arts, her inexperience with actual life-or-death fighting nearly gets her killed at numerous points early in the series. The only thing keeping her from being a true Kid Samurai is [[DeliberateValuesDissonance the fact that she's a woman in 18th century Japan]].
13th Nov '14 12:41:33 AM morane
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* Like their [[KnightInShiningArmor Western counterparts]], the samurai were basically [[BlueBlood noblemen]] and as such, professional soldiers. They started training very early, usually at 7 or 8, and were expected to participate on battles in their teens.
3rd Nov '14 5:47:11 AM morane
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A youngster who may have all the skills and attitude to be a samurai, but has not yet actually faced true battle. Often the Kid Samurai has practiced an "art" form like kendo, instead of a battle form like kenjutsu, and has yet even to draw blood in a fight. Sometimes played as an arrogant buffoon, other times as a "little brother" sidekick. If he doesn't die a tragic death in [[NewMeat one of his first true battles]], the Kid Samurai may mature into the true [[EverythingsBetterWithSamurai Samurai]].

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A youngster who may have all the skills and attitude to be a samurai, but has not yet actually faced true battle. Often the Kid Samurai has practiced an "art" form like kendo, instead of a battle form like kenjutsu, and has yet even to draw blood in a fight. Sometimes played as an arrogant buffoon, other times as a "little brother" sidekick. If he doesn't die a [[ChildSoldier tragic death death]] in [[NewMeat one of his first true battles]], the Kid Samurai may mature into the true [[EverythingsBetterWithSamurai Samurai]].



For the Western equivalent of this trope, see YoungGun. For martial arts, see KungFuKid, and for {{ninja}}s, NinjaBrat.

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For the Western equivalent of this trope, see YoungGun. For martial arts, see KungFuKid, and for {{ninja}}s, NinjaBrat.
NinjaBrat. For the DarkerAndEdgier version of this trope, see ChildSoldier.
29th Oct '14 9:17:13 PM Angeldeb82
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A youngster who may have all the skills and attitude to be a samurai, but has not yet actually faced true battle. Often the KidSamurai has practiced an "art" form like kendo, instead of a battle form like kenjutsu, and has yet even to draw blood in a fight. Sometimes played as an arrogant buffoon, other times as a "little brother" sidekick. If he doesn't die a tragic death in [[NewMeat one of his first true battles]], the KidSamurai may mature into the true {{Samurai}}.

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A youngster who may have all the skills and attitude to be a samurai, but has not yet actually faced true battle. Often the KidSamurai Kid Samurai has practiced an "art" form like kendo, instead of a battle form like kenjutsu, and has yet even to draw blood in a fight. Sometimes played as an arrogant buffoon, other times as a "little brother" sidekick. If he doesn't die a tragic death in [[NewMeat one of his first true battles]], the KidSamurai Kid Samurai may mature into the true {{Samurai}}.[[EverythingsBetterWithSamurai Samurai]].



* Motoko Aoyama from ''Manga/LoveHina'' starts off as a KidSamurai more because of her arrogance, but matures into a proper {{Samurai}}.

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* Motoko Aoyama from ''Manga/LoveHina'' starts off as a KidSamurai more because of her arrogance, but matures into a proper {{Samurai}}.Samurai.



* Another is Okamoto Katsushiro, from ''Anime/SamuraiSeven''. He gains steadily in skill throughout the series; at the outset he cannot defeat a simple thug, but by the end he can defeat several Nobuseri at once, and even deflect an enemy beam cannon shot with his sword. He's shown post-battle to have gained significant wisdom and maturity from his experiences. His skills are improved enough that his {{Samurai}} sensei Kambei shows great [[WellDoneSonGuy respect towards him]], and presents Katsushiro with his own katana.

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* Another is Okamoto Katsushiro, from ''Anime/SamuraiSeven''. He gains steadily in skill throughout the series; at the outset he cannot defeat a simple thug, but by the end he can defeat several Nobuseri at once, and even deflect an enemy beam cannon shot with his sword. He's shown post-battle to have gained significant wisdom and maturity from his experiences. His skills are improved enough that his {{Samurai}} Samurai sensei Kambei shows great [[WellDoneSonGuy respect towards him]], and presents Katsushiro with his own katana.



* Lampshaded in ''BraveFencerMusashi'', where the [[DistressedDamsel princess]] complains about how she should have [[SummonMagic summoned]] a great hero and not a 'little turd'. Subverted in that the protagonist [[DualWielding dual wields]] a [[KatanasAreJustBetter katana]] and a {{BFS}} with surprising competence.

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* Lampshaded in ''BraveFencerMusashi'', where the [[DistressedDamsel [[DamselInDistress princess]] complains about how she should have [[SummonMagic summoned]] {{summon|Magic}}ed a great hero and not a 'little turd'. Subverted in that the protagonist [[DualWielding dual wields]] {{dual wield|ing}}s a [[KatanasAreJustBetter katana]] {{katana|sAreJustBetter}} and a {{BFS}} with surprising competence.



* Brooklyn "Bullet" Luckfield of ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha''. While he's not to the {{samurai}} Sanger Zonvolt's level yet, he's getting there. In Alpha 3, it's from Sanger he directly receives training to improve his techniques.

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* Brooklyn "Bullet" Luckfield of ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha''. While he's not to the {{samurai}} samurai Sanger Zonvolt's level yet, he's getting there. In Alpha 3, it's from Sanger he directly receives training to improve his techniques.
10th Sep '14 10:47:52 PM Doryna
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* ''Literature/SanoIchiro'': Sano's pre-teen son, Masahiro has begun his training in the art of the samurai, a benefit of his father's role in the Shogun's court. Sano is wary of this because of the Shogun's lecherous ways, but proud of his son's skill.
8th Sep '14 1:46:10 PM StFan
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* Kazuma was one of these in the backstory of ''{{Kagerou-Nostalgia}}''. However, the destruction of his DoomedHometown, coupled with the utter show he's been living in since then has transformed him from this trope, and into a cynical, jaded ChildSoldier.

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* Kazuma was one of these in the backstory of ''{{Kagerou-Nostalgia}}''.''Manga/KagerouNostalgia''. However, the destruction of his DoomedHometown, coupled with the utter show he's been living in since then has transformed him from this trope, and into a cynical, jaded ChildSoldier.
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