Reviewed by: Priss
Released by: Manga Entertainment UK
Age Rating: 12
Region: 2 - UK
Length: 300 minutes
Audio: English 2.0 Stereo
The story takes place in Japan in the early 21st century, in an alternate reality where the Tokugawa Shogunate has remained in power. In this reality, student councils are tasked with oppressing schools. Yagyuu Muneakira is a high school student who rebels against his student council with the help of girls who've had the names of famous samurai heroes passed onto them.
The series is based on a light novel series that were written to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the mega publisher, Hobby Japan. The books are lavishly illustrated by the artists Niθ (perhaps best known in the west for the design work of the game Deus Ex Machina Demonbane). When I heard that the anime version was due for a DVD release in the UK I was excited and intrigued (especially as the characters hold special meaning for myself both as a figure collector and a cosplayer).
This review is of the DVD edition of Samurai Girls you can also buy the US Edition on Blu-ray.