Samurai 7 is a 2004 Japanese anime series, produced by GONZO and based on Akira Kurosawa's classic 1954 movie The Seven Samurai. The series was directed by Toshifumi Takizawa and its music was conducted by Kaoru Wada and Eitetsu Hayashi.
Set in a futuristic world that has just witnessed the end of a massive war, scores of villages are terrorized by Nobuseri bandits. But the Nobuseri are no normal bandits. They were once Samurai, who during the war integrated their living cells with machines to become dangerous weapons now appearing more machine than man. Absolute power corrupts, and their reign of terror is increasing its hold on the countryside.
Costing $300,000 per episode to produce, Seven Samurai is widely recognized as a masterpiece of international cinema.
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