Samurai Champloo is all about style, from the dj-style scratching scene changes to the hip-hop-inspired soundtrack to the eclectic character design. Mugen's fighting style is a funky meld of capoeira and limb-cutting, and Jin is the dramatic foil; he is all steel and old-school samurai style. What binds them together is the desire to test each other's abilities, and a promise to a girl named Fuu: to find the samurai that smells of sunflowers, who plays a pivotal role in her past. Together they travel through edo-era Japan, finding battle and comedy wherever they stop.
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?
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Manji, a recently-turned immortal swordsman, has sworn to kill a thousand villains to counterbalance the merciless and indiscriminate slaughter that ended with the death of his sister. To this end, he decides to travel with Rin, a young girl who reminds him of the sister he failed. She has sworn to take vengeance on the Itto-ryu, specifically their leader Anotsu; for the Itto-ryu are group of elite swordsmen who killed her parents and raped her mother in front of her. However; being immortal doesn’t guarantee victory: Manji’s skill and immortality will be tested to their limits...
Both Blade of the Immortal and Samurai Champloo follow a somewhat similar storyline. In both animes you have at least one man (Samurai Champloo had two) that act as bodyguards for a girl who has a goal she wants to achieve. In BOTI you have Rin who wishes to get revenge for the death of her family and in SC you have Fuu who wishes to find the man who smells of sunflowers. The bodyguard characters (Manji in BOTI / Mugen and Jin in SC) travel with their girl character to help her achieve what there after. Both animes also have a lot to do with sword fighting, violence, blood, and traveling.
Bottom line if you liked one your probably going to like the other.
Very similar feel where girl on a quest gets a strong fighter, or two in the case of Champloo, to help her and they grow closer while slashing their way through enemies
Champloo lighter from start, but grim in the end.
Blade of the Immortal borrow a lot from Champloo.
Mugen (from Champloo) is copied completely into one of characters.
In times of olde, humans live in constant fear of demons known as yoma. These vicious creatures can take the appearance and memories of humans they have devoured, thus blending into society as they freely feast on human flesh. The key to stopping the yoma lies with the tolerated yet feared Claymores - women who are half-demon, half-human, and fully fated to become the demons that they hunt. Meanwhile, in a village, the young Raki has been banished; his only crime was losing his family to the yoma. Raki is drawn to a Claymore named Clare, and together their journey begins. While Clare fights the yoma plaguing the land, can Raki help her in her struggle to retain her humanity?
In both Claymore and Champloo the main characters wield nasty sword and there are great fighting scenes. The music is great in both and Clare is similar to Jin in mysteriousness.
Both series have really well done fight scenes, andboth their art styles while differnt are well done. one of the main things I like about both of these shows is the amount of damage the characters take during fights i.e. vomiting blood etc. note: Claymore has much more graphic then Samurai Champloo.
Both aniome have very well made fighting scenes and pretty much blood.
Thay wield big nasty swords in both and Jin from chamloo and Clare from Claymore are both kinda mysterious.
On a chilly December evening, Hana, a transvestite, Misaki, a teenage runaway, and Gin, a retired bike racer, found little Kiyoko in the trash. For three homeless people, finding an abandoned baby might not have been the best of luck, but with good intentions and two cents to chip in, the trio set out to find the parents of the child. But locating the mother will not be an easy task, and all they have to go on is a small key...
The only thing that really separates Samurai Champloo and Tokyo Godfathers is 400 years between the Edo era and present day Tokyo. In both, a very strange crew travels in searching of relatives, and no one of the party actually wants to stick together but somehow in the end they always get dragged to each other. The funny humour and modern style in these two anime really makes them more lively and interesting to watch.
This might seem like a strange recommendation, but Samurai Champloo and Tokyo Godfathers are similar in their main concept. They are both about three strange individuals with seemingly nothing in common who come together to find something new about themselves. They're both about outcasts in society who rise above their circumstances by coming together to accomplish a common goal, and in doing so, they find themselves.
While there are vast differnces between the two they both feature a small group of misfits banding together in search of the relatives of one of the individuals. The group though having little common and at times seem to display dislike for one another they still end up getting drawn back together. Also as each story progresses the characters tend to grow from how they were at the beginning and usually end up learning a little something about themselves.