Samurai Champloo

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Seirei no Moribito

Seirei no Moribito

In the feudal kingdom of Yogo, a dark secret is threatening its proud imperial family, and the Emperor intends to destroy it before it leaks out. Unfortunately this dark secret resides within his son, the young and innocent Second Prince Chagum. Enter Balsa, a wandering warrior who has sworn to save eight lives in penance for those she has taken during her violent career. Upon accepting her role as protector to Chagum, her eighth and final job, the two begin a perilous journey that tests not only their physical endurance and mental resolve, but also the tentative relationship they build along the way. Will Balsa fulfill her penance and protect Chagum as he seeks to understand the nature of his secret? Or will the Emperor's relentless assassins and other powerful enemies get them first?

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norco norco says...

Both Samurai Champloo and Seirei no Moribito seem to take place in the same time period. They both have fight scenes that have excellent animation. Also, much of the character development is done through similarly styled flashbacks.

SaiAkuto SaiAkuto says...

Bothe series are about a great masters of sword which travel in order to complete a quest they have taken.They meet a lot of enemys which couses their personality to change and develope. One more similarity would be that both animes leave you with a great desire for secound seson.

poetax poetax says...

While one story centers on two male samurai protecting a girl, and the other one female samurai protecting a boy, both are very similar. Both have original choreographed fighting sequences that never become boring. They each also deal with elements of hardened characters who grow to appreciate the company of the ones they are traveling with. If you can appreciate one, you will find good parts in the other.

Nocturnalgloria Nocturnalgloria says...

Samurai Champloo and Seirei no Moribito are very unique anime that stand apart from the rest. Taking place in feudal Japan, both have to offer high production values that shine in the highly detailed landscapes and very fluid animation. The fighting scenes are pieces of careful choreography that blend with the soundtrack. While Samurai Champloo is zany and filled with pop culture references that make it deliberately anachronical, Seirei no Moribito reproduces the period rather accurately and is a sober anime about human emotions; both defy a too strict categorization in a particular genre

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

Both anime are set in a distinct time period of Japan. The storylines are similar. Powerful warriors protecting someone of importance on a journey of discovery. Jin (champloo) and Balsa (Seirei) are also quite similar in personality.

KiyoneSaya KiyoneSaya says...

Both series focus on unlikely individuals brought together to go on a journey to find anwers to unaswered questions. With great fight scenes and quiet moments

Black Lagoon

Black Lagoon

Rokuro Okajima is a small-time salaryman who is carrying documents for his company, when the ship he's traveling on is attacked by pirates. Kidnapped, he discovers to his dismay that his employers' main concern is to ensure the documents don't get into the wrong hands, even if it means sending the carrier to the bottom of the sea. Now, with his former life ruined and his kidnappers seeming comparatively friendly, "Rock" decides to join their merry band of mercenaries, and sets out with a new career to the shadier corners of the South China Sea.

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whatismyname whatismyname says...

The action scenes in each of these shows are both fluid and elegant. While the weapons are different (samurai sword and guns) each tool is used with precision and some cockiness as well.

risuta risuta says...

Although Samurai Champloo is an anime with samurai ans takes place during the Edo era while Black Lagoon is about a mercenary group and takes place in modern time Southern East Sea, both hava a lot of action and badass blood thirsty characters! The characters fight with awesome style in both anime and the animation in both is terific! So if you watched and liked one of them, and you are in the mood for an anime with lots of fighting, I suggest you watch the other one as well!

kieiPL kieiPL says...

Both are great action and fun animes to watch. They have the same feel to them. The characters have both serious and careless moments and the interactions between characters are just great to watch.

I would reccomend Samurai Champloo to anyone that enjoied Black Lagoon's characters, action and presentation. and Vice Versa 

promethiumx promethiumx says...

While the setting and weapons belong to different places in time. The jouney that is experiernced is very similar.

jugemxjugem jugemxjugem says...

both animes are basically cool badass characthers doing their thing, tho Black Lagoon has much more of them.

Carried By The Wind: Tsukikage Ran

Carried By The Wind: Tsukikage Ran

Lady Ran is a self-described 'beautiful drifter': a samurai who travels Japan on a whim, always searching for good sake. Together with her good-hearted but somewhat dense sidekick Meow (master of the Iron Cat Fist style), they stumble into situations where they (usually unwillingly) confront bandits, corrupt officials and deceitful cults. But there's one enemy they can never defeat with their amazing sword and martial arts skills: their perpetual poverty!

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RG RG says...

Since both Champloo and Ran are set in the same period (the Edo era),I wouldn't be surprised if Ran and Meow faced Jin and Mugen.That said,Champloo has little to some of the humor expected from KTR.

cococrow cococrow says...

The animation of the fighting is simlar, as is the comedy. Samurai Champloo is much, much darker however, and Carried By The Wind is much truer to the period, meaning you won't hear any hip-hop here, but still a really get show.  

Kinnara Kinnara says...

Two pairs of people travel the roads, help maidens in distress and kick the bad guys’ ass. One a traditional samurai with exceptional fighting skills, the other a carefree roamer with unique style and difficult character. The only exception being, that in Champloo, the pair is male, in Kazemakase, female.

These anime are similar on very different levels. Not to mention the characters, era and story, also the animation style (especially the fights) looks alike. The soundtrack is rather good and the episodes very loosely connected.

If you watched one and wanted more, with a minute of adapting, you can easily treat the other as a sequel.

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

Set in the edo period, both animes delve into the lives of traveling samurai. In both anime, the strictly-trained samurai is accompanied by a street fighter that is more skill than technique. Both anime are fairly episodic, (KTR a little more so than Champloo). Both anime feature the odd-couple fighting bandits, saving people, and trying to find money. 

Samurai Deeper Kyo

Samurai Deeper Kyo

Samurai Deeper Kyo is a story of two men in one body - the humble, polite Mibu Kyoshiro and the legendary samurai Onime-no-Kyo, who has a price on his head. Consequently, Mibu Kyoshiro is captured for having an uncanny resemblance to the samurai. As the story of SDK progresses, we learn more about the two unique souls that inhabit the same body.

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aboumonkey aboumonkey says...

If you liked Samurai Champloo, you would like this Samurai Deeper Kyo because samurai are the main heroes in both. Finally, both animes have intense swordfighting scenes, comedy, and are set in a historical setting.

Reawen Reawen says...

Samurai Champloo & Samurai Deeper Kyo are quite a bit different in many ways, but I think if you like Samurai Champloo you should give S. Deeper Kyo a try. In many ways I think Fuu is a lot like Deeper Kyo's Yuya. She's a bit sweet & clumsy, but is still very strong in a way and tries to stand on her own. She's also basically traveling with two samurai who despise each other, but she likes them both. In Deeper Kyo, the two samurai just happen to be in the same body... Like Mugen & Jin, Kyo & Kyoshiro must also learn to work together sometimes, even if they do start fighting again as soon as the task is completed. Samurai Deeper Kyo doesn't have the crazy hip-hop style Champloo, but it does also have some great samurai-style fighting scenes to complete the action. It is also set in a historical-stype setting, though not exactly the 'real' history as we know it. In any case, if you liked Champloo, give Deeper Kyo a shot!

daniel44044 daniel44044 says...

Samurai Champloo and Samurai Deeper Kyo are filled with action, fight scenes, a great story, and superb graphics and design. Both are based on top swordsmen who fill continuously fight throughout the anime. These anime are for the samurai and swordsman lover.

Adonia Adonia says...

Comedic, attractive animation style and wide range of characters. Kyo has a similar feeling to Samurai Champloo but with an emphasized element of fantasy.  Both series have an 'epic journey' feel to them as all the characters initially band together in quest to find a missing piece of themselves.

Samurai 7

Samurai 7

In an age when samurai enhanced their bodies mechanically, a great war broke out. After the war's end, these "Bandits" (having become mere robbers) have lost their samurai code and now rob villages for their rice and women. The peasants of Kanna Village are filled with despair and agree to hire some samurai to retaliate, but with only rice in their food stores and no money to offer, it seems that time is running out. Now, the villagers must set out to look for samurai willing to accept such a deal -- but are there still such men that abide by the samurai code, and protect the weak?

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Jax33 Jax33 says...

If you loved Samurai Champloo's original take on the samurai genre you'll also enjoy Samurai 7. While it doesn't quite have the same humour or reach the same heights in terms of quality Samurai 7 is still worth checking out if you have become bored of cliche samurai anime.

tasanime tasanime says...

Both host a variety of friends and foes, set in historical periods in which Samurais are no longer needed but a Samurai is always a Samurai, who unwittingly will want to protect those at the mercy of poor government policies. Apart from the mass of great sword fights similarities can be found in added humour and a strong desire to be fed!

RedCrossRobbery RedCrossRobbery says...

Both Samurai 7 and Samurai Champloo have a peculiar anti-government of the time feeling. Both have a strange distant feudal leadership that leaves samurai feeling alienated.

HarioSagara HarioSagara says...

Badass swordfights, interesting characters and funny situations abound in these excellent samurai anime. All the characters in Samurai Champloo and Samurai 7 have interesting backgrounds that have turned them into the samurai they are now. Looking for awesome fight scenes? Look no further, either of these shows deliver in the action department.