Japan is famous for many things. Flashy and weird technology to great and weird anime to some of the best and weirdest culture (I know the weird part is there a lot). But what you have to know is that Japan and its culture is one of the oldest. Also, Japan is fun. But there is another quite famous thing about Japanese culture. It is the samurai. The men of honor who were the staple protector of law and kingdoms during the feudal era. So, it is evident this will have heavily influenced the Japanese media and yup, it has. Concerning ourselves with anime, we see that there are some good anime out there which have the samurai theme. Here’s the list of top samurai anime ever. You can watch several of these best samurai anime on Netflix, YouTube or Crunchyroll.
12. Samurai 7 (2004)
The plot of ‘Samurai 7’ is set in a distant future. The planet is kinda different from our own but who knows what Earth will look like in the future. The story tells of a time when the samurai have mechanized their bodies and are constantly engaged in battle and war. After the war is over there are peaceful times but not for everyone it seems. The farmers of the Kanna village are facing a crisis. They are being attacked by robbers with mechanized bodies. With them facing starvation they decide to take the risk of hiring samurais to defend themselves. They have no money to offer so they end up offering rice. But luck kinda favors them and they are able to hire 7 samurais.
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11. Blade of Immortal (2008)
‘Blade of Immortal’ is a samurai-themed action anime. I won’t say that the actions are too over the top and the protagonist isn’t insanely strong or confident. I guess he would have died many times over in the series if it wasn’t for the curse which provides him with eternal life. Yup, as you have already garnered from the title there is something related to immortality in the series. Manji the main protagonist is known as the 100 man killer. He also carries several weapons with him at once. He later meets a girl whose father and mother have been killed by a group of fighters and decides to help her get revenge. I don’t know about you guys but I just felt that the anime ended abruptly.