Samurai Girl is a six-hour television mini-series produced by ABC Studios and based on the popular young-adult novel series by Carrie Asai, about a 19-year old Japanese girl named Heaven, who discovers that the wealthy businessman who adopted her as an infant is really the head of the Yakuza.
The mini-series originally aired in the USA on ABC Family from 5-7 September, 2008. There are six hour-long episodes in the series.
Samurai Girl originally aired in South Africa on M-Net from 14 December, 2008 to 18 January, 2009, on Sundays at 18h00.
The series premiered on DStv's M-Net HD channel on Tuesday 24 March 2009, at 14h00.
Based on a series of popular young adult novels, Samurai Girl tells the story of a 19-year old Japanese girl named Heaven, who discovers that the wealthy businessman who adopted her as an infant is really the head of the Yakuza (the Japanese mafia) and may have had her beloved brother brutally murdered.
She breaks from her family and begins training to become a samurai and with the help of a group of new American friends, sets out to take down her father's evil empire.
The ensemble cast includes Jamie Chung, Brendan Fehr, Saige Thompson, Kyle Labine, Anthony Brandon Wong, Steven Brand and Kenneth Choi.