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The Samurai (OAV)

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Alternative title:
ザ・サムライ (Japanese)
Genres: action, comedy
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: Sixteen-year-old high school student Takeshi Chimatsuri has devoted his life to being a master samurai like his father was. Then one day, the Toki twins, two ninja sisters he's known since childhood, transfer to his school and issue him a challenge to take back their family dagger from him. Unfortunately for him, they have discovered his one weakness: the fear of the naked female body. Now, Takeshi must undergo special training from his classmates Atsuko and Torai, and his teacher Miss Ayatsugi, to resist the combined brute strength of Akari and the temptation of her sex-crazed twin Kagiri. Class will never be in order with these three constantly fighting each other.
User Ratings: 80 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 6 votes (sub:4, dub:2)
 Excellent: 9 votes (sub:9)
 Very good: 13 votes (sub:7, dub:6)
 Good: 24 votes (sub:15, dub:7, ?:1, others:1
1 Tagalog dubbed
 Decent: 12 votes (sub:7, dub:5)
 So-so: 5 votes (sub:2, dub:2, others:1
1 Portuguese subtitled
 Not really good: 4 votes (sub:3, dub:1)
 Weak: 4 votes (sub:4)
 Bad: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Awful: 2 votes (dub:1, sub:1)
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 139 users, rank: #4536 (of 9522)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.775 (Good−), std. dev.: 2.0247, rank: #4709 (of 9641)
Weighted mean: 6.612 (Good−), rank: #5201 (of 9641) (seen all: 6.61)
Bayesian estimate: 6.734 (Good−), rank: #4403 (of 7315)
Running time: 45 minutes
Number of episodes: 1
Vintage: 1987-11-01
Release dates: We have 1
Opening Theme:
"Winner" by Yoji Sawamukai
"Winner" by Yoshi Sawamuki
Ending Theme:
"Cloudy Night" by Yoji Sawamukai
"Holy Night" by Yoshi Sawamuki
Links: We have 1
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DVD (Region 1)
    The Samurai (DVD) 2003-04-22 (from $3.18)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Toshihiko Seki as Takeshi Chimatsuri

Chika Sakamoto as Akari Toki
Kazue Komiya as Miss Ayatsugi
Kazuhiko Inoue as Torai
Naoko Matsui as Kagiri Toki
Yūko Mizutani as Atsuko Yamaguchi

Hisako Kyouda as Granny Toki
Junichi Kanbara as Student B
Junichi Sugawara as Student B
Masako Ebisu as Mrs. Toki
Michiko Munakata as Mrs. Chimatsuri
Miina Tominaga as Asagi Chimatsuri
Minoru Inaba as Kagemaru Toki
Mitsuhiro Kasuga as Grandpa Toki
Moriko Eto as Female student
Naoko Kida as Granny Toki
Naoko Watanabe as
Ayako Chimatsuri
Takeshi's younger sister
Nozomu Sasaki as Tamahara
Shun'ya Wazaki as Naizo Chimatsuri
Tomoko Munakata as Shizuka Ayatsugi
Toshiharu Sakurai as Uemura
Toshinobu Sakurai as Uemura
Toshiwaku Wasaki as Naizo Chimatsuri
Tsutomu Kashiwakura as Student A
Yōko Yano as Atsuko's mother
Japanese companies
English cast
English staff
ADR Director: Steven Foster
Art Director: Ruby Halipoto
Project Translator:
Masumi MacLeod
Tacey Miller
ADR Script: Corey Henson
Executive producer:
John Ledford
Mark Williams
Producer: Steven Foster

DVD Coordination: Janice Williams
DVD Graphics: Chris Hawley
DVD Packaging: Veronica Diaz
DVD Producer: David Williams
Editing: Neil O'Sullivan
International Coordination: Toru Iwakami
Post-Production Manager: Shelly Thomas
Production Assistant: Carole Pavlik
Sound Design: Brent Marshall
Subtitle Script: Janice Williams
Subtitle Script & Timing: Sean Broestl
Subtitle Timing: Neal Barnes
David Matranga as Takeshi Chimatsuri

Christine M. Auten as Miss Ayatsugi
Kaytha Coker as Atsuko
Kelly Manison as Kagiri Toki
Shelley Calene-Black as Akari Toki
Ty Mayberry as Torai

Brent Marshall as Samurai Player C
Chris Hawley as Samurai Player B
James Bates as Samurai Player A
Jamie Stern as
Grandpa Toki
John Swasey as Granny Toki
Kelli Cousins as Takeshi's older sister
Laura Chapman as Takeshi's mother
Marcy Bannor as Atsuko's mother
Shelly Thomas as Takeshi's younger sister
English companies
ADR Production: Industrial Smoke & Mirrors
Broadcaster: The Anime Network
DVD Authoring & Encoding: M.O.F.C.
Licensed by:
ADV Films (Expired)
Post Production: Monkey Boy Studios

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