Friday, September 1, 2017

A Custom Seven Samurai Set

One of my favorite movies is Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai. The movie was made in 1954 and takes place in 1586 in a small farming village that is plagued by bandits.  The farmers meet Kambei, a ronin, and they ask him for help with the bandits and eventually agrees. He collects together a group of six other ronin and spoiler, they defeat the bandits but four of the samurai die during the ensuing battles.

Kurosawa’s is considered one of the top directors and his films are so popular that script writers and directors have emulated his success many times over the past 60+ years. If the plot seems familiar then you have probably seen The Magnificent Seven or Battle Beyond The Stars. If not, then maybe Pixar A Bug’s Life? George Lucas said he even based the original Star Wars trilogy on three of Kurosawa’s movies and there are similarities between Seven Samurai and A New Hope, seven unassuming characters (Luke, Leia, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Han Solo, Chewbacca, C-3PO and R2-D2) meet up to fight the Empire.

This set is a custom set that I found from a guy in the U.K. and in all it cost less than $10 for the set including shipping. The cards are pretty lightweight cardboard stock but I think he did a nice job with the front design and a nice write up on the card backs. 


  1. Sweet set. I'm a huge Kurosawa fan... and Seven Samurai is a classic.

  2. Pretty nice the way the backs of the cards go together like a puzzle.