Samurai Gun

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Samurai Gun
サムライガン
Genre Historical, Action
Manga
Written by Kazuhiro Kumagai
Published by Shueisha
Demographic Seinen
Magazine Weekly Young Jump
Original run 19932002
Volumes 7
Manga
Samurai Gun Gekkō
Written by Kazuhiro Kumagai
Published by Shueisha
Demographic Seinen
Magazine Ultra Jump
Original run 19962002
Volumes 1
Anime television series
Directed by Hideki Sonoda
Studio Studio Egg
Licensed by Australia New Zealand Madman Entertainment
Canada United Kingdom United States Germany ADV Films
English network Canada United States Anime Network
South Africa Animax
Original run 4 October 200421 December 2004
Episodes 13
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Samurai Gun (サムライガン Samurai Gan?) is a manga series written and illustrated by Kazuhiro Kumagai and serialized in Weekly Young Jump. It was adapted into a 13-episode anime series directed by Hideki Sonoda. The anime is licensed in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Germany by ADV Films, which co-financed the series' production. There has been no announcement of the manga being translated into the English language. As the title suggests, it features samurai using guns.

Plot[edit]

It is the beginning of the industrial revolution, and feudal Japan is in turmoil. The ruling Shogun are wielding their abusive powers to instill fear and dominance over their oppressed subjects. Beatings, imprisonment, rape and even murder are the adopted tactics chosen to maintain their reign. The bloodshed must end. A group of Samurai have banded together, and, with the development of new weapons and new technology, they have both the will and the hardware to stand up and fight. Ichimatsu is one of these fighters. By day, he works incognito at a local tavern, in the evenings he frequents the brothels, and by the dark of night, he doles out some big-time, gun-barrel justice. He is here to help. He is Samurai Gun.

Characters[edit]

Ichimatsu is one of the samurai guns and the main protagonist of the series . During the day, he works at a local tavern. During the night, however, he delivers merciless justice under the name of "Samurai Gun." Has been adapted to English for DVD release. Voiced by Illich Guardiola in the English adaptation and Showtaro Morikubo in the Japanese version.

"'Daimon'" is another samurai gun who works many missions with Ichimatsu. His cover during the day is a teacher and owes a large tab to the tavern owner Ichimatsu works for. Voiced by Ty Mahany in the English adaptation and Katsuyuki Konishi in the Japanese version

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