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24th Jan '17 6:27:43 AM Rhapsody
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* ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'''s 16 year old Shinpachi has been training in kendo since youth as his father organised classes at the family dojo (which he and his sister now own). He is skilled and dedicated but initially lacks experience in fighting, which is made obvious when compared to the likes of older samurai like Gintoki (a war veteran) and the Shinsengumi (the police force). One of his first opponents lampshades this when fighting him. As the series progresses he gets involved in more fights, becomes more confident and is able to hold his own.
19th Dec '16 11:52:36 PM Arawn999
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* ''Literature/YoungSamurai'': The majority of the characters in the first half of the series are samurai-in-training, including protagonist [[TokenWhite Jack Fletcher]], his love interest Date Aiko, and his friend Masamoto Takeshi.
17th Dec '16 1:43:13 PM __Vano
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For the Western equivalent of this trope, see YoungGun. For martial arts, see KungFuKid, and for {{ninja}}s, NinjaBrat. For the DarkerAndEdgier version of this trope, see ChildSoldier.

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For the Western equivalent of this trope, see YoungGun. For martial arts, see KungFuKid, and for {{ninja}}s, NinjaBrat. For the DarkerAndEdgier [[SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism darker and more cynical]] version of this is trope, see ChildSoldier.
28th Aug '16 2:08:22 AM whereismytea
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* In ''Manga/Brave10'', the eleven-year old [[TheStrategist Benmaru]] is introduced when he sends the Braves on a DeathCourse made up of his inventions and traps to test whether they're worthy or not. Since they're the only ones who've managed to pass, he asks to join. It turns out he's an abandoned child who has always wanted to be a samurai and even gave himself a surname to sound like one. Yukimura sees potential in him so he joins the team [[spoiler:and in the sequel really does get his wish when Yukimura adopts him as his heir, Sanada Daisuke.]]
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.
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