He is typically quiet and serious, but plays an important role in the argument over the villagers’ stolen samurai armor, when he explodes in anger at Kikuchiyo. He is very skilled at dodging blows and can pluck arrows and darts from the air. A samurai and playable character in Mana Khemia. voiced by Sean Teague and 3 others. About the Show Characters. Gorōbei is the first samurai to join Kambei and Katushiro, and becomes fast friends with Kambei. He also often fights with Rikichi, because they disagree on how to deal with the bandits. Ayamaro is the Magistrate to Kogakyo and adopted father of Ukyo. Voiced by: Michihiro Ikemizu (JP), Robert McCollum (EN). They share a similar worldview and value system, and Gorōbei tells Kambei that the main reason he agrees to join them is that he finds Kambei’s character compelling. Rikichi is a peasant of Kanna, who travels with Kirara to locate the samurai. He has gained great respect amongst both the farmers and the samurai at this point, and his death is felt deeply in the village. Kyuzo is originally a nearly silent, mysterious bodyguard for Ayamaro. He is the second samurai. After hearing this, Kanbei gives him his sword as recognition for being his student. He carries the largest of the swords, which also acts as a chainsaw. Rikichi is a villager who is first introduced when he passionately argues that the villagers need to fight the bandits instead of just giving in to them. Throughout most of the series, he plays the role of the frustrated sycophant to Ukyo; enduring near constant verbal abuse. He is later revealed to be the 49th clone of the Emperor and after surviving a three-day ordeal of constant questioning, Ukyo is proclaimed heir to the throne. They are both shamed when her father finds out, and the young woman buries her feelings for him once the battle is won. 62 Pages. Being an anime retelling, however, it also has Humongous Mecha that get cut in half with katanas.. His subservience to Ukyo comes from a sense of personal honor in loyalty to his retainer, however undeserving that retainer might be. Han character . There are 26 episodes, each costing around ¥32,500,000 (US$300,000) to produce. Main Samurai 7 Cast. The series was directed by Toshifumi Takizawa and its music was composed by Kaoru Wada and Eitetsu Hayashi. 55 years ago, the "Seven Samurai" appeared in theatres across Japan. He is the comedian of the group, often making fun of Kikuchiyo, various villagers, and himself. I\'ll be honest and say that I\'ve never actually seen Seven Samurai -- although I do know the plot very well -- and picked up Samurai 7 because it just looked so interesting and I\'d heard quite a few rave reviews. Katsushiro Okamoto. Samurai 7 tells the story of a village named Kanna. He is also quite smart, in his own unique way. Manzo is a villager who is particularly on edge because he fears that someone will ‘ruin’ his daughter, by which he means have sex with her. Though he lacks skill or experience, he is deeply compassionate, cares about the plight of the farmers, and shares a similar sense of morality as Kambei. Register Start a Wiki. He often makes light of rather serious or dangerous situations. At the start of the film, he is excessively proud, arrogant, and disrespectful toward others, and this causes many problems for the samurai and villagers over the course of the film and the battle. His girlfriend, Yukino, has nicknamed him Momotaro, from the traditional Japanese tale, because she found him, badly injured after a battle, floating down a river inside a capsule reminiscent of a peach. He idolizes the principles of bushido. It is very similar to the film. Samurai 7 is the anime remake of Akira Kurosawa\'s Seven Samurai, one of the most influential films in Japanese history. 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