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Samurai 7, Vol. 4 - The Battle for Kanna
Samurai 7 Vol 4 - The Battle for Kanna
Actors: R. Bruce Elliott, Christopher Sabat, Sean Teague, Colleen Clinkenbeard, Luci Christian
Directors: Futoshi Higashide, Hiroyuki Okuno, Makoto Sokuza, Mitsuo Kusakabe, Shunsuke Tada
Genres: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
UR     2006     1hr 45min

Last minute preparations have been made as the impending battle for Kanna draws near. When the Nobuseri arrive without notice, the training implemented by the samurai will prove the village's fate. While Kathsushiro and Ki...  more »


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Actors: R. Bruce Elliott, Christopher Sabat, Sean Teague, Colleen Clinkenbeard, Luci Christian
Directors: Futoshi Higashide, Hiroyuki Okuno, Makoto Sokuza, Mitsuo Kusakabe, Shunsuke Tada
Genres: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Animation, Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
Studio: Funimation Prod
Format: DVD - Color - Animated,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 02/07/2006
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 1hr 45min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English, Japanese
Subtitles: English
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Movie Reviews

Battle of Kanna Village
Nicholas Jensen | USA | 01/21/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have only seen the first two episodes of this disc and it was subtitled. Well including the first 3 english DVD's. This one gives you exactly what you would expect, the bandits attack Kanna Village with impressive numbers, but the samurai and villagers repell the attack in the first episode. In the second the Samurai lay a trap and let them selves be captured. All and all theres alot of action, story line flows pretty well and the chars are likeable. Katshiro the inexperienced of the samurai becomes much more then a sniveling wanna be and shows what he can really do as well in the second episode. If your in to the series dont stop its definitly worth it for this disc. I hope this review helped."
Halfway Through the Series and Loving It
James Duckett | St. George, Utah | 11/01/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Every time I say to my son, "We got another Samurai 7 disk, lets go watch it," he shouts with glee. This is a series we both look forward to with all earnestness.

Any why not? Not only are the characters extremely well fleshed out but the individual conflicts that each of them go through is where the heart of this story truly lies.

In this disk we finally get to see a battle between Kanna Village (Fortress) and the bandits. It is great from beginning to end and leave you wanting more.

My son and I are excited to continue the series with the fifth disk as soon as we get it."
A wonderful adaptation of Kurosawa's work...
Lance Blackburn | Pensacola, FL USA | 03/17/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Volume 4 just continues to drive home the fact that Samurai 7 is a brilliantly-done anime revamping of Seven Samurai. This volume is particularly interesting because it explores how the group of seven, once seemingly-unstoppable, reacts to the loss of one of their own. You also get to see the growing changes among the farmers of Kanna as they no longer depend solely on the samurai for protection, but begin to take an active part in the village's defense. I plan on ordering Volume 5 in the next day or two; I can't stress how good of an anime this series is."
The Inevitable Happens Earlier Than Expected...
Antonio D. Paolucci | Beaver Falls, PA | 02/15/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Before I review this DVD, I want to say this: IF YOU HAVE ALREADY PURCHASED OR PLAN ON PURCHASING THIS VOLUME, DON'T READ THE INSERTED ART BOOK UNTIL YOU WATCH THE DVD, AS IT WILL RUIN THE ENDING. That out of the way, I also want to say that I didn't expect what is contained in this volume of Samurai 7. After having seen Seven Samurai, I know the conclusion of that movie ends with the battles with the bandits. This version of it does not, as will be seen in the next and final two volumes.

(POSSIBLE SPOILER) Of all the volumes, volume four is the truest to the movie so far (and by the looks of it, it will remain so). It details the battles with the bandits and even has one of my favorite moments in the Seven Samurai movie, and that is the death-toll countdown of the bandits, though in this version it's a little abbreviated. It also has some other memorable moments, like Kyuzo's scouting mission; yet of course everything has the new GONZO spin placed on this series. But the part that surprised me is that, with the conclusion of this DVD, a new conflict is introduced, one not exactly familiar with the movie. It also has a good ending, one inevitable when placed next to the movie.

But what's common in this volume to the others is the great action, the great characters, and some subtle comedy. This volume only reasserts that this series will become one of the greats (is the quality of anime in general rising, or am I just easily impressed?). And with Funimation giving these DVDs the full treatment with includes special features that can truly be considered such, like a mini-feature, an episode containing commentary, the inserted art book, and the normal anime special features--text-less songs and trailers--it makes this a great buy. So, if you've already been collecting the series, then obviously this isn't one you should miss."