Samurai Gun is a manga series written and illustrated by Kazuhiro Kumagai and serialized in Weekly Young Jump. It was adapted into a 13-episode anime series directed by Kazuhito Kikuchi. The anime is licensed in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Germany by ADV Films, which co-financed the series’ production. There has been no announcement of the manga being translated into the English language. As the title suggests, it features samurai using guns.
It is the beginning of the industrial revolution, and feudal Japan is in turmoil. The ruling Shogun are wielding their abusive powers to instill fear and dominance over their oppressed subjects. Beatings, imprisonment, rape and even murder are the adopted tactics chosen to maintain their reign. The bloodshed must end. A group of Samurai have banded together, and, with the development of new weapons and new technology, they have both the will and the hardware to stand up and fight. Ichimatsu is one of these fighters. By day, he works incognito at a local tavern, in the evenings he frequents the brothels, and by the dark of night, he doles out some big-time, gun-barrel justice. He is here to help. He is Samurai Gun.
is one of the samurai guns and the main protagonist of the series. During the day, he works at a local tavern. During the night, however, he delivers merciless justice under the name of “Samurai Gun”. Voiced by Illich Guardiola in the English adaptation and Showtaro Morikubo in the Japanese version.
is another samurai gun who works many missions with Ichimatsu. His cover during the day is a teacher and owes a large tab to the tavern owner Ichimatsu works for. Voiced by Ty Mahany in the English adaptation and Katsuyuki Konishi in the Japanese version.