In the time of the Shogunate, fierce warriors roam the countryside, raping and murdering innocent people. The only hope for peace lies with one man and a group of samurai who want nothing more than to bring down the bad guys, dead or alive! From saving prostitutes’ lives to gunning down brutal murderers, there’s nothing that Ichimatsu -- the Samurai Gun -- can’t do. With the help of body armor, high powered guns and close friends to watch his back, Ichimatsu must hunt down the Shogun’s ruthless killers by the way of the samurai… the Samurai Gun!
Ideas alone are not enough to have a nice series in your hands. The premise in the series was good but the presentation is far from being acceptable.
The animators used all the tricks in the book. The feeling of artistic cinematography in animation is quite good, with darkness being used for building atmosphere, stylized monochromatic figures that give a paranoid image, fish... read more
Story Very average. Just a device really for the good guys to shoot at some bad ones. The portrayal of the bad guys as bad isn't done that subtly either. Animation Looks ok. The characters are designed quite well. It could do with being smoother at the action sequences. Sound There is a solid vocal performance playing the characters well, it is not the actors fault the characters... read more
Samurai Gun Special
Episode 8.5 only released on the DVDs.
Samurai Gun Gekkou