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Summary: Afro is out on a mission to seek revenge for the wrongful death of his father. A warrior who travels a solitary path encountering a myriad of enemies, friends, and challenges beyond imagination.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Funimation Entertainment 2006

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1 available in Young Adult Anime, Call number: DVD ANIME AFR

Summary: Satire in which a skillful but slovenly samurai comes to the aid of a group of naive young warriors fighting their corrupt clan leaders.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 1999

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN SAN

Summary: An impoverished mother and her daughter-in-law eke out a lonely, desperate existence. In order to survive in feudal Japan, they are forced to murder lost samurai and sell their belongings for grain, then they dump their corpses down a deep, dark hole.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Homevision 2004

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Summary: Whilst wandering war torn country during the Sengoku period, a nameless ronin stumbles upon a young boy by the name of Kotaro, his dog and the many Chinese assassins dispatched to claim the boy in some strange ritual for immortality. Seeing something of his own past within the child, the nameless swordsman chooses to act his bodyguard, but can he truly keep Kotaro from the clutches of the Ming...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Funimation 2016

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1 available in Young Adult Anime, Call number: DVD ANIME SWO

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Summary: In war-torn medieval Japan, a military hero is sent to a small village to dispatch a malevolent spirit that has been ripping out the throats of itinerant samurai. and discovers that he must face his own personal demons as well.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2011

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Summary: Welcome to the Meiji era. Japan is a land experiencing times of troubled peace and renewal after a long and bloody civil war. Lurking in the shadows are many survivors of the revolution awaiting their chance for vengeance. Only Kenshin, the former government assassin can keep the peace. He gives up the life of "Battousai the man slayer" and sets off as a lone wanderer to start life over. Can he...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Anime Works 2005

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1 available in Young Adult Anime, Call number: DVD ANIME RUR

Summary: Kai is an outcast who joins Oishi, the leader of 47 outcast samurai. Together they seek vengeance upon the treacherous overlord who killed their master and banished their kind. They embark upon a quest that challenges them with a series of trials that would destroy ordinary warriors.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Action / Adventure DVDs, Call number: DVD ACTION/ADVENTURE FOR

Summary: After an evil wizard named Aku conquers his land, Jack is sent away as a young boy to train as a samurai and save his people. When Jack is banished to the bleak future, his physical discipline and stoic nature make his a timeless hero.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2017

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV SAM
1 available in Young Adult Anime, Call number: DVDE ANIME SAM

Summary: Kenshin has set off on the long road to Kyoto where past and present wil clash as war looms. Shadows of the revolution threaten to topple the Meiji government and one man stands at the forefront of this plot: Battosai's successor, Makoto Shishio. He has returned to disrupt the peace of the Meiji era and reconstruct Japan to fit his own twisted vision. Yahiko and Sanosuke hope they can aid their...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Anime Works 2005

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1 available in Young Adult Anime, Call number: DVD ANIME RUR

Kurosawa, Akira

Summary: While young Sanshiro is enrolled in a jujitsu school, he also secretly studies the more spiritual art of judo; follows the stories of several female volunteer workers at an optics plant during World War II; Sanshiro becomes the target of revenge; Lord Yoshitsune and his samurai bodyguards dress as monks in order to pass through enemy territory.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2010

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN FIR

Summary: In the wake of a brutal civil war, the legendary and feared killer Kenshin Himura throws down his sword and vows to turn his back on bloodshed. Choosing instead to live his life as a peaceful wanderer, Kenshin soon finds that the world around him is rapidly changing and not for the better. A sadistic drug lord, Kanryu, oppresses the people, poisoning them with opium and stealing what little...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN RUR

Yakusho, Koji

Summary: A penniless samurai during a time of peace asks to commit ritual suicide in the courtyard of the House of Ii, but is instead told the story of the fate of another warrior who came with a similar request, but was actually hoping to get money instead.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: New Video 2013

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN HAR

Summary: In the midst of epic, violent intrigue in twelfth-century Japan, an imperial warrior falls for a lady-in-waiting; even after he discovers she is married, he goes to extreme lengths to win her love.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN GAT

Summary: Kenshin has learned the ultimate sword technique of the Hiten Mitsurugi Style and defeated his enemies from the time of the Revolution. Now he is a man ready to face the new era of Japan. Along with the Meiji Era comes a host of allies and dangerous opponents.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Anime Works 2005

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1 available in Young Adult Anime, Call number: DVD ANIME RUR

Summary: Manji, a highly skilled samurai, becomes cursed with immortality after a legendary battle. Haunted by the brutal murder of his sister, Manji knows that only fighting evil will regain his soul. He promises to help a young girl named Rin avenge her parents, who were killed by a group of master swordsmen led by ruthless warrior Anotsu. The mission will change Manji in ways he could never imagine.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Magnolia Home Entertainment 2018

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2 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN BLA

Summary: The adventures of Jack, a young samurai and prince whose family has fought the evil demon Aku for control of their kingdom and continues to do so when he mysteriously travels to a future city where Aku and his henchmen-robots rule.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2006

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1 available in Young Adult Anime, Call number: DVD ANIME SAM

Summary: A young waitress asks two very different warriors, one rash and animalistic, the other cool and composed to accompany her on a journey in search of a mysterious samurai.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: FUNimation 2011

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1 available in Young Adult Anime, Call number: DVD ANIME SAM

Summary: Thirteen brave samurai must face overwhelming odds in an epic battle against a sadistic lord and his army of 200 to prevent him from plunging Japan into war.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Magnolia Home Entertainment 2011

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1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD 13A

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN THI

Summary: The murder of a man and the rape of his wife in a forest grove, seen from four different perspectives.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: The Criterion Collection 2008

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN RAS

Summary: "In an empire ruled by fear, the people's only hope is the ulitmate weapon: Zatoichi--a blind, nomadic samurai whose sword has made him a hero and whose courage has made him a legend! Determined to help the desperate residents of a village, Zatoichi seeks justice through revenge"--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN BLI

Summary: A group of young men set out to clean up the corruption in their town. They are joined by a scruffy, cynical samurai who doesn't fit their concept of how a warrior should look and act.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2006

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN SAN

Summary: A sweeping saga of the legendary seventeenth-century samurai, Musashi Miyamoto, set against the turmoil of a devastating civil war. Follows Musashi's odyssey from his unruly youth to his enlightened years as a warrior.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2012

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN SAM

Summary: Alien occupied feudal Japan is strange by any normal standards, but at Gintoki's Odd Jobs agency, the freelancers have learned to expect the weirdest of the weird when it comes to assignments. When a company specializes in doing the oddest of odd jobs, the odds are that that oddness is bound to rub off. But the really bad part about the job is that it pays so little for the near-terminal risk...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sentai Filmworks 2010

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1 available in Young Adult Anime, Call number: DVD ANIME GIN

Summary: Set in the Middle Ages, the nature of truth and subjective reality are probed in a series of flashbacks from four viewpoints to present the case history of a man's murder and the rape of his wife by a bandit.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2002

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN RAS

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