VIDEO: "Samurai 7" Toonami Trailer

Samurai 7 will premiere at 12:30am on the August 19th.

With Deadman Wonderland wrapping last week, Cartoon Network is geared up to introduce Samurai 7 to its Toonami programming block this week. Gonzo's sci-fi remake of Akira Kurosawa’s 1954 Seven Samurai has been released in North America by FUNimation and previously ran on IFC in 2006. FUNi has gotten into the game with a new hype trailer.


Samurai 7 will premiere at 12:30am on the August 19th.

Airing Saturday Nights on Toonami at 12:30 AM / 11:30 PM CT. 

From the animation studio behind Afro Samurai and Hellsing comes an animated retelling of world-renowned director Akira Kurosawa's cinematic masterpiece The Seven Samurai.

A war-ravaged country struggles against the terrifying Nobuseri, a vicious breed of warrior more machine than man. Seeking its own salvation, a weary village sends a young priestess on a quest to hire Samurai for protection. One by one, these men of skill and honor gather to stand between the helpless and the hated.

Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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