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10 Slashing Samurai Anime Series With Ultimate Sword Skills

If you’re a fan of Japanese anime, you may be wondering, What are samurai-animés? The genre is a blend of historical and fantastical elements. The characters in samurai-anime can do things that real people can’t.

In some of these series, the samurai is portrayed in a realistic way. For example, the series Bleach is based on a movie by Kurosawa, but the swordplay is not authentic, making the anime more realistic.

The main character of such samurai anime series, often has a goal like taking revenge of one of the family member’s death. The series is also a great source of fun and entertainment.

One popular samurai-anime is Rurouni Kenshin. In this series, a former assassin named Hitokiri Battousai is avenged. His sword, sharpened on one end, has disappeared years before.

Now, the samurai, Kenshin Himura, takes a vow not to kill, and the two of them must work together to protect the weak and innocent.

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10. BRAVE 10

BRAVE 10

In looking back at the entire show, there was a narrative they wanted to tell, and I can appreciate the emotion and core. However, it’s unfortunate that the final episodes were not produced as well as the first.

  • Episodes: 12
  • Genres: Super Power, Samurai, Action, Adventure, Historical
  • Studios: TMS Entertainment

Pitch: The story is a reimagining of the legends of the 10 brave warriors gathered under the command of Sanada Yukimura, a warlord, during mid-Japan’s turbulent Sengoku (Warring States) period.

9. SENGOKU BASARA (SAMURAI KINGS)

SENGOKU BASARA (SAMURAI KINGS)

It was a great time; a very entertaining storyline, excellent artwork, and flawless everything. I wanted to watch the last battle between Yukimura and Masamune.

I’m eager to watch the very next season. It hyped me to death with the music and the characters; it made me want to go back and watch season 3 if the show is released.

  • Episodes: 12
  • Genres: Samurai, Super Power, Action, Historical, Martial Arts
  • Studios: Production I.G.

Pitch: Sengoku Jidai crowd hacking game Sengoku Basara is slated for an adaptation to anime, with the transformation to be managed through Production I.G. The characters of this game tend to be daimyo, and it appears that the anime is following the same pattern and the characters announced featuring the same seiyuu of in the original game (which featured an all-star cast).

8. SARAIYA Goyou (HOUSE of FIVE LEAVES)

SARAIYA Goyou (HOUSE of FIVE LEAVES)

Saraiya Goyou tells the story of a group called “Five Leaves” in the Edo period in Japan. There’s pretty little action, the artwork is not traditional, and the plot moves slowly.

Why should we pay attention? I suggest these factors serve toSaraiya Goyou’s advantage, resulting in a mature and well-written story.

  • Episodes: 12
  • Genres: Drama, Samurai, Seinen, Mystery, Historical
  • Studios: Manglobe

Pitch: Masterless samurai Akitsu Masanosuke is an experienced and faithful swordsman. However, his lack of confidence and naivety has caused him to be dismissed by the lords who hired him.

In a state of extreme hunger and despair, He is recruited as a bodyguard of Yaichi, the charismatic head of “Five Leaves.” Though disturbed by the gang’s nefarious actions, Masa begins to suspect that Yaichi’s motives aren’t the way they seem.

And despite all his reservations, the more he’s drawn in the adventures of Five Leaves, the more he is fascinated by these sly, mysterious outlaws.

7. SAMURAI 7

SAMURAI 7

A stunning story of redemption, perseverance, and triumph over challenges. The characters will steal your hearts.

  • Episodes: 26
  • Genres: Mecha, Samurai, Sci-Fi, Historical
  • Studios: Gonzo

Pitch: A tiny village is targeted by robbers, who return every harvest time to steal the crop of the village. In starvation, villagers go out on a mission to recruit Samurai to protect their village.

There is no payment to offer other than rice. Knowing that only the most pampered Samurai will even think about accepting this kind of deal, the people of the village can only pray that their heroes will be there when the grain is ready to harvest.

6. MUSHIBUGYO

MUSHIBUGYO

Mushibugyou is the story of an aspiring young samurai called Jinbei Tsukishima in Edo, expecting to become a part of the Insect Magistrate’s Office in the spot of his dad. In the Insect Magistrate’s Office, their only responsibility is to guard Edo’s peace from the terrifying insects.

When Jinbei became part of this office, he was greeted by his new team members, which included Mugai, Hibachi, Tenma Ichinotani along with Shungiku Koikawa.

However, the issue is that his colleagues believed that he would leave within less than three days and that he would be too fragile to fight the bugs.

  • Episodes: 26
  • Genres: Ecchi, Martial Arts, Samurai, Action, Historical, Super Power
  • Studios: Seven Arcs Pictures

Pitch: The action tale is set in the Edo era of Tokyo during the late 1700s. Tokugawa Yoshimune, the eighth shogun, demanded that boxes be placed to allow ordinary citizens to share their ideas.

After hearing their voices, the shogun generates a new magistrate unitMushibugyouto protect the people in the city’s heart. Everyone in the group is professional with distinct fighting abilities.

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5. GINTAMA

GINTAMA

Gintama is a masterpiece of comedy-writing and variety. It’s a show growing in its originality. Every episode is creative and innovative, engaging and exciting. It’s no wonder it’s now one of Sunrise’s most popular series and an integral part of Shounen Jump.

  • Episodes: 201
  • Genres: Samurai, Action, Comedy, Historical, Sci-Fi, Shounen, Parody
  • Studios: Sunrise

Pitch: The Amanto terrifying aliens from space have conquered the nation of Japan. It has stifled all Samurais through the prohibition of swords worn by samurais. Sakata Gintoki is among the few remaining samurais.

4. SHIGURUI: DEATH FRENZY

SHIGURUI_ DEATH FRENZY

Do not give up on this samurai show; just watch some episodes

The samurai series is one of the best plots I’ve ever seen. Every scene exists to serve a purpose and is an integral part of the overall picture. In my perspective, Shigurui is not rated highly enough.

  • Episodes: 12
  • Genres: Drama, Martial Arts, Samurai, Action, Historical
  • Studios: Madhouse

Pitch: In the early days of the Edo Era, when people were at peace, Lord Tokugawa Tadanaga organized the event of a fight. In the past, games were played with wooden swords. During this time, real swords are being utilized.

The blind Irako Seigen and one-armed Fujiki Gennosuke will battle one another. Both are followers of Iwamoto Kogan, who is regarded as the greatest swordsman in Japan. Both are determined to be the next generation of Iwamoto’s school.

There can only be one winner. Thus begins a story of intertwined fates, conflict, and bizarre destiny.

3. BASILISK KOUGA NINPOOU CHOU (THE KOUGA NINJA SCROLLS)

BASILISK KOUGA NINPOOU CHOU (THE KOUGA NINJA SCROLLS)

I’m able to create three-word summaries for this series. It could be like this: KILL, KILL, KILL.

  • Episodes: 24
  • Genres: Supernatural, Samurai, Action, Adventure, Historical
  • Studios: Gonzo

Pitch: It is 1614 AD. Two ninja clans are fighting for supremacy; each is defending the son of Hidetada Tokugawa to become the future shogun and sending ten representatives each to fight for the right to the scroll.

Prize: the demise of the other and the strong backing from the Tokugawa govt for the winning clan over the next millennia

2. AFRO SAMURAI

AFRO SAMURAI

As you would expect of a five-episode series, the plot isn’t very thorough on background stories and characters aside from that of the protagonist (their website provides more information about every character).

  • Episodes: 5
  • Genres: Action, Adventure, Samurai
  • Studios: Gonzo

Pitching: The father was in front of him as a young boy, and a three-armed gunman is the Lord of the swordsman’s dark route and the present no. 

1. RUROUNI KENSHIN

RUROUNI KENSHIN

I am certain in my head that you’re looking for an anime that has some of everything and are checking for an anime with fantastic sword styles and mystic fight scenes, then take a look.

  • Episodes: 94
  • Genres: Historical, Samurai, Shounen, Action, Adventure, Comedy
  • Studios: Gallop, Studio Deen

Pitch: Himura Kenshin, a wanderer with a dark past but a bright smile. He is not a ronin, however, a Rurouni. He wasn’t a samurai but an assassin of the best expertise during the Meiji restoration. He then, at the final moments of the war, simply left.

His journeys take him to Tokyo at the end of the 11th-century Meiji period, and Kenshin meets the female Kendo master and a former thief, a doctor, and an MMA fighter, all with their own stories. Together, they fight the foes surfacing from the dark past Kenshin can’t escape.

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Taxil S.

Moshi Moshi, everybody! I'm Taxil. I have always been interested in the world of fiction! Reading a lot of manga and fiction, playing games, and watching games all helped me get those weird ideas and be a part of something interesting. During my school time, I have been watching anime and being honest. It always motivated me to keep going forward. Lastly, to share all my experiences of anime that I've watched, Weeboo World is the best place possible to show my customized image skills and share my material with others.

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