Samurai Champloo

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Ninja Scroll: The Series

Ninja Scroll: The Series

A half-man, half-beast is chased by foes wielding power of an unpleasant nature. He would certainly be slaughtered, his mission failed, if not for the intervention of a wandering mercenary -- Kibagami Jubei. With the last of his strength, he gives Jubei a mysterious jewel, thereby transferring his mission: deliver the jewel at all costs to the Priestess of Light. The mystery of the jewel's powers, and the identities of those fiends who quest for it... these are questions whose answers will only be found through blood and battle.

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Kalthea Kalthea says...

Well since both series feature extremely good swordsmen I think someone who enjoyed Ninja Scrool will enjoy Samurai Champloo too.

Uriel1988 Uriel1988 says...

Both of these series focus mostly on over-the-top samurai-action against fighters with all sorts of crazy powers while the storyline takes a backseat. Both series also have rather strange music for this type of setting, Champloo having a soundtrack that's heavy on hip-hop while Ninja Scroll's soundtrack features quite a bit of rock-music.

So if you liked one, there's a good chance you'll enjoy the other. I must, however, note that those going from Shamploo to Ninja Scroll have to prepare for a considerable decline in animation-quality.

Saiyuki

Saiyuki

In the mystical world of Shangri-la, demons and humans live side by side, watched over by a parthenon of ancient Chinese gods. But when normally-civilized demons start to go berserk, the gods require the services of Genjou Sanzo - a Buddhist priest with a magical gun, an evil-banishing scripture and a take-no-prisoners attitude. Aided by the ancient monkey god Son Goku, the half-demon Sha Gojyo and the demon exterminator Cho Hakkai, he sets off on a treacherous journey westward, with armies of demons, dark mages and angry gods all standing in his way...

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tfv tfv says...

Both Saiyuki and Samurai Champloo are quest stories - a group of people with unusual abilities go on a journey to find something important. Both have enough butt-kicking to please action fans, and enough character and drama to please plot fans. Most of all, the series are similar in tone - both use anachronism and humor to carry a more serious plot, and both have moments of significant drama and emotional tension as well as moments that are flat-out funny. In addition, Mugen and Son Goku are similar, and Jin has elements of both Sanzo and Hakkai, so those who like the characters of either of these series have a good chance of liking people in both.

argona argona says...

in both animes friends with different and sometimes opposite personalities are gathered to journey through many different lands facing wierd,painful,funny and all kind of events .they may have oppiste personaities but for the exact same reason they make a great team and slowly they turn into a family.

Fullmetal Alchemist

Fullmetal Alchemist

Once upon a time, two brothers passed the happy days of their childhood by studying alchemy, which is governed by the equal transfer principle: an eye for an eye -- you can't get more than you give. But these brothers tried to defy that law, and a horrific accident resulted. Now, the older brother, Edward, is called the Full Metal Alchemist because of his metal limbs, and the younger, Alphonse, is a soul without a body, trapped within the confines of an automaton. Together they search for the power to restore themselves, to find the lives they lost so long ago...

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yuujin yuujin says...

"Samurai Champloo" and "FMA" have completely different worlds, but it's even strange how two parties can have so much in common. Both character parties have problems with getting enough to eat or to drink, both parties use sick and funny humor, both like to fight against someone or themselves and both parties travel to understand the past and find some person who might help.

azntenniskid azntenniskid says...

Samurai Champloo and FMA aren't very similar; SC is about samurai while FMA is about demons and special powers, but I really got the same feeling from watching both. They are about fighting, are kind of dark, and sometimes have emotional situations and drama. They even both have a bit of comedy! =P If really think that if you liked one, you'd like the other.

Rurouni Kenshin: Tsuiokuhen

Rurouni Kenshin: Tsuiokuhen

Himura Kenshin was a boy orphaned by the murder of his parents. Now he is the Hitokiri Battousai, the most feared and skilled killer in 19th century Japan. In the midst of a blood bath, he meets the love of his life, Tomoe. Will he continue to fight his enemies in a killing rage or will she sheath his bloodstained sword?

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bwing55543 bwing55543 says...

I recommend RuroKen: Tsiokuhen mainly because it shows what a samurai anime done right is like. Champloo is much more light-hearted, but Tsiokuhen is much darker and more realistic; Tsuiokuhen is much more realistic than even the RuroKen TV series or manga.

Iahel Iahel says...

Champloo and Kenshin are both samurai stories. Cruel and impressively realistic, these series show us fields of honour for every character. They meet their destiny with blade in their arms and love in their hearts. You'll also enjoy great love stories without verbiage and superfluous expressions.

Shura no Toki: Age of Chaos

Shura no Toki: Age of Chaos

In Japan, legends tell of a strong clan of warriors who fought unarmed and walked the path of the undefeated. Since the Heian period, this clan known as the Shura helped shape and form history as we know it with the help of their legendary Mutsu Enmei-Ryuu style. Watch history unfold in this epic tale as the Shura and their ancestors witness the days of the swordfighter Musashi, fight with the one-eyed Jubei Yagyu and help influence the fall of the Shogunate and Shinsengumi; and most importantly, touch the hearts and minds of everyone they meet…

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azntenniskid azntenniskid says...

Shura no Toki and Champloo are both about swordfights and samurai. They also both have comedy, and in both anime the main character(s) are guys who are a lot stronger than everyone else.

scenthr scenthr says...

First of all Samurai Champloo is a great anime. I guess apart from being about swordfights and never loseing, both these anime have the same feel about them. You easily get to like the main characters and its easy to follow them through their journey. Both have that bit of comedy to them so its not just fighting or contemplating about warriors psyche. For me both are a must see.