In an age when samurai enhanced their bodies mechanically, a great war broke out. After the war's end, these "Bandits" (having become mere robbers) have lost their samurai code and now rob villages for their rice and women. The peasants of Kanna Village are filled with despair and agree to hire some samurai to retaliate, but with only rice in their food stores and no money to offer, it seems that time is running out. Now, the villagers must set out to look for samurai willing to accept such a deal -- but are there still such men that abide by the samurai code, and protect the weak?
In a world where Japan's security rests in the hands of super-powered samurai and their masters called "generals", Muneakira Yagyuu, the official swordsmanship tutor to the family of the shogun, arrives at Buou Academy in order to serve as head of the school's dojo. However, while he hopes this will be a routine assignment at an all-girl's school, everything changes when a strange girl falls from the sky with a power of a Master Samurai and no memory...
Both fight scenes that are similar in way of style and both have samurai fighting a much more technologically advanced enemy.
Both are equally good in my opinion, as long as you take it for what it is. They both deal with futuristic/modern era samurai, something like "Samurai Jack". Hyakka Ryouran uses heavy drawn lines, faded watercolor affects, and ink blot action scenes which makes this animation's quality remarkable in many ways, using different styles of backdrops. H.R. is carried more on ecchi, animation, and a well known plot catch (Little innocent person, who has a super powerfull alter personality.). While, Samurai 7 carries on a well known movie plot by Akira Kurosawa and cowboy movie called the Magnificent 7. As long as you can stand ecchi, I believe the watcher will equally enjoy both. :)
George Kodama comes to the sity of Sagaru to solve a mystery from his past; his only aid takes the form of a single clue, a name: Araki Genzou. He arrives in Sagaru to find an ailing city controlled by two opposing factions, and quickly becomes mired in the conflict. These two factions, the Tanakura and Ginzame groups, wage war while George searches for his past, paying his way with work as a bodyguard. He is clever and deadly in combat, but can he alone save the city of Sagaru and still find his own answers?
Can't go wrong with two anime shows based on Akira Kurosawa films! Different in many ways, yet still have the same dramatic intensity.
Yet another classic by Akira Kurosawa which became an anime.
Was it worth the decades-long wait? I guess so, even if the original one has still its unrivaled and peculiar magic
The Awa clan is facing its extinction. The princess (Fuse) is wed to the family dog (Yatsufasa) when a promise is made for whoever kills the leader of the opposing clan will marry the princess. Yatsufasa is who accomplishes this. However, Yatsufasa and Fuse are killed, leaving the eight unborn pups to be reincarnated as the eight Dog Warriors: The Hakkenden.
Well, Samurai 7 IS a modern version of Hakkenden, so if you like one you're bound to like the other. Great samurai action ahead!
A man awakens in an unfamiliar room, with no recollection of who he is or where he came from. His wounds have been bandaged, and his face is covered with a mask that he cannot remove. With nowhere to go, he decides to stay with his rescuers and help them when needed, waiting for his memory to return. Though his courage, skill, and wisdom quickly gain him the villagers’ respect, the same traits soon land him in hot water with the local feudal lord. Not one to back away from injustice, the path he must follow will lead him to confront his enemies, and his hidden past.
Both are about how a leader must pull together their troops in hopes of deafeting powerful enemies. Can they pull through or will a secret from their past ruin the whole prospect.
Both series are based on common peasants standing up to the oppression imposed on them by their government. Eventually, in both Utawarerumono and Samurai 7, the people overcome their oppressors and are forced to take on their government. Honor, loyalty, and sword fighting violence are both crucial to each. Surely you must like both if you enjoy one.
Many years have passed since Afro fought to become the number one samurai and succeeded in avenging his father's murder. Living quietly and without violence, Afro maintains a quiet life until his peace is shattered by an old enemy Jinno and a mysterious woman. Together the two of them take the Number One headband from Afro as well as his father's decayed skull. Promising to torture him, the woman challenges Afro to seek out the Number Two Headband. Only then may he challenge her and grant his father peace once more. Who is this woman who wishes so much suffering on Afro, and how many lives must he take before he may once again put violence behind him?
Badass samurai being badasses, cutting up fools and taking on forces larger than them. Both feature badass fights and some real good action and tunes to go along with it. Afro Samurai Resurrection is still a tale of revenge of sorts, threading a path of death and destruction; Samurai 7 is more so good vs evil, more morals and a more wholesome reason to fight in worlds of samurai and modern technology.