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.