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Samurai Girl is an Creator/ABCFamily MiniSeries, that aired in September 2008, about a girl named [[MeaningfulName Heaven]] and her journey as a {{Samurai}}. It is based off of the book series of the same name by Carrie Asai.

The series consists of six episodes that aired over the course of three days, with Friday airing the ''Book of the Sword'' two-parter, Saturday airing ''Book of the Heart'' parts one and two, and Sunday finishing with the final two episodes, ''Book of the Shadow''.

!!This miniseries provides examples of:
* ActionGirl: Heaven.
* AndTheAdventureContinues: The series ends with [[spoiler:Heaven bumping into Sato and a bunch of ninja, ready to take them out]].
* ArrangedMarriage: Heaven Kogo and Teddy Yukemura.
* BadassBiker: Jake.
* BikerBabe: Karen.
* BoundAndGagged: [[spoiler:Karen does this to Cheryl when kidnapping her]].
* CoolSword: ''[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The Whisper of Death]]''.
* DarkActionGirl: [[spoiler:Karen]].
* DeadManWriting: The video version is included in a bag that Heaven's brother had given Jake the night he died.
* DeepCoverAgent: [[spoiler:Karen is really Kylie Devlin]].
* DesignatedGirlFight: The final battle between Heaven and [[spoiler:Karen]].
* FeedTheMole: Heaven gives a fake location of where to take the artifacts so that [[spoiler:Karen]] will relay the wrong location.
* GagEcho: "Be my shining knight on a dark, dark day."
* GroinAttack: Heaven used this a lot before getting actual training.
* HollywoodHacking: Otto's specialty.
* InTheBack: [[spoiler:Karen]] throws a knife at [[spoiler:Jake]] right after [[spoiler:he]] finds out that [[spoiler:she's TheMole]].
* InterchangeableAsianCultures: You'd think something with ''{{Samurai}}'' in the title would be heavy in Japanese people. Instead, it's just heavy in [[FakeNationality Asians in general]].
* InterruptedSuicide: Sato ordered Noriyuki to kill himself, but Heaven and Jake thankfully arrive just in time.
* LostInACrowd: Good thing that Japanese wedding happened within walking distance of a costume party.
* LoveDodecahedron: Heaven is engaged to Teddy who actually liked her, but Heaven has a crush on Jake. Then Heaven meets Otto who has a major crush on her, but so does Jake. Then Jake's (ex-)fiance, Karen arrives back in town with much approval from Otto.
** AllLoveIsUnrequited: [[spoiler:Everyone still ends up single in the end]].
* MeaningfulName: She's called Heaven because it seemed as if she fell from the sky as the sole survivor of a plane crash.
* MiniSeries
* TheMole: [[spoiler:Karen]].
* NakedFirstImpression: When Heaven and Otto "officially" meet, Otto is [[PantsFree not wearing pants]].
* NotTheFallThatKillsYou: [[spoiler:Heaven]] is forced to [[spoiler:cut Jake's rope]] while rock climbing and [[spoiler:he falls to his supposed death]].
* NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler:Jake]].
* TheOnlyOneITrust: The reason that Heaven finds Jake to begin with.
* PrecisionFStrike: In the ''first episode'' no less!
--> '''Heaven:''' "Shh. Keep your voice down. Can you help me get outta here?"
--> '''Woman:''' "She's in here!"
--> '''Heaven:''' "Bitch!"
* RaceLift: Jake was Asian in the books.
* RebelliousPrincess: Heaven.
** BadassPrincess: After her samurai training.
* {{Rotoscoping}}: Used for the {{Eyecatch}}es.
* RunawayBride: Heaven. Although, it's not like she had much of a choice.
* SamuraiInNinjaTown: Ninja are frequently used as the antagonists.
* ThoseTwoGuys: Cheryl and Otto.
* TrainingMontage: Naturally.
* WeddingsInJapan: Inverted. Heaven has an Eastern-style wedding, but travels to California to have it.
* WeddingSmashers: Heaven's wedding is attacked by ninjas.
* [[YouKilledMyFather You Killed My Brother]]: Heaven watches her brother get stabbed, which is her motivation to train to be a {{Samurai}}.