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->''"I (DramaticPause) am Samurai Gun."''

''Samurai Gun'' is a manga series by Kazuhiro Kumagai, that was serialized in the Weekly Young Jump magazine. It has been adapted into a 13-episode anime directed by Hideki Sonoda.

The Samurai Gun are highly-trained and conditioned, pistol-packing rebel {{samurai}} (though their ''modus operandi'' is more that of {{ninja}}s) who seek to avenge the misdeeds of the ruling Shogunate. They take their orders from a mysterious 'Council' whose [[TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized actions and motives are questionable]] at best. The protagonist Ichimatsu suspects the Council was involved in the brutal death of his family when he was a child, and hopes to discover the truth through his activities as a Samurai Gun.
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!!''SamuraiGun'' provides examples of:

* ActionGirl: Kurenai
* AnachronismStew: Rebel samurai armed with automatic pistols fighting government forces equipped with repeating rifles, SteamPunk technology, a JetPack and the [[GatlingGood inevitable gatling gun]]. And it appears that breast-enhancement surgery has been invented several centuries earlier too, as [[WorldOfBuxom all Japanese women have very large breasts]].
* CelibateHero: Ichimatsu is a regular customer of HookerWithAHeartOfGold Ohana, but [[PlatonicProstitution never sleeps with her]]. As a child he was forced to watch as his sister was raped and murdered (see TrainingFromHell) so he has major 'issues' with sex.
* EliteMooks: The Anti-Samurai Gun Unit, lead by [[TheDragon Watou]].
* EyepatchOfPower: Several Samurai Gun have these. Losing an eye is apparently an occupational hazard.
* FacelessGoons: Inverted, as it's the good guys who wear face-concealing helmets.
* FrontOrganisation: Kurenai and Ichimatsu work in a tavern. Diamon is a schooteacher.
* GagDub: The [=DVDs=] include scenes spoof-dubbed by the voice actors.
* TheGunslinger / GunFu: Both the Samurai Guns and Watou have ImprobableAimingSkills. Watou can even [[DodgeTheBullet dodge bullets]].
* InternationalCoproduction: The anime was co-financed by Creator/ADVFilms.
* LockAndLoadMontage: At the beginning of the TitleSequence.
* OmniscientCouncilOfVagueness: The Council that controls the Samurai Gun's activities.
* PornStash: Diamon has one, and says Ichimatsu [[IfYouDieICallYourStuff can have it if he dies]].
* PreAssKickingOneLiner: "I...am Samurai Gun".
* SpyCatsuit: The Samurai Guns wear [[FormFittingWardrobe tight-fitting latex outfits]].
* SteamPunk: Steam-driven gatling guns, code-breaking machines, steamships, even tanks.
* ThouShaltNotKill: Ichimatsu has become [[KnightInSourArmor weary of the killing]] and initially refuses to do any more. [[TenMinuteRetirement It doesn't last.]]
* TrainingFromHell: Via TheSpartanWay. Children selected to be Samurai Guns are brutalised by having family members murdered in front of them. The training itself consists of repeated poisonings (to build AcquiredPoisonImmunity), electric shocks, and live fire courses. The anime has a scene where the child trainees are forced to hold their breath underwater; those who come up for air too soon are shot.
* UnrequitedLove: Between Ohana and Ichimatsu.
* WomenInRefrigerators: The Samurai Gun exist to avenge the evils of the Shogunate -- in practise this comes down to avenging the deaths of [[{{Fanservice}} large-breasted women]]. These include random prostitutes being murdered by a shotgun-toting killer to draw the Samurai Gun out of hiding, a spy's female contact subjected to ElectricTorture, and a woman being [[TestedOnHumans used as a target to test]] a steam-driven gatling gun.
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