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Samurai Champloo

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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.

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Manga Name Year Relation More Info
Samurai Champloo 2004 TBD
Name Role
Kazuto NAKAZAWA Character Design
Shinichiro WATANABE Director
Tetsuro SATOMI Producer
Takatoshi HAMANO Producer
Takashi KOCHIYAMA Producer

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Official Editorial Reviews

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Samurai Champloo vivafruit 7.5/10 Mar 30, 2007
Samurai Champloo Masakari 7.5/10 May 7, 2006

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Samurai Champloo Melodux 7.5/10 Jul 10, 2014
Samurai Champloo Vicktus 9/10 Apr 21, 2014
Samurai Champloo StevenSAKUJO 7.3/10 Jan 16, 2014
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Favs AsDk 27 Jul 9, 2014
Finished Anime (In Order) saymoan 32 Jul 8, 2014
Faves! tokidoki23 6 Jun 23, 2014
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Afro Samurai Resurrection

Afro Samurai Resurrection
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Many years have passed since Afro fought to become the number one samurai and succeeded in avenging his father's murder. Living quietly and without violence, Afro maintains a quiet life until his peace is shattered by an old enemy Jinno and a mysterious woman. Together the two of them take the Number One headband from Afro as well as his father's decayed skull. Promising to torture him, the woman challenges Afro to seek out the Number Two Headband. Only then may he challenge her and grant his father peace once more. Who is this woman who wishes so much suffering on Afro, and how many lives must he take before he may once again put violence behind him?

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zuko

because both present the story of a different type of samurai that doesn't follow the rules and guides his life according to his own believes. In addition both have really great fight scenes that uphold the legendary status of the samurai.

Thrawn

Samurai, hip-hop overtones and tunes, stylish action and badass characters. Both are great fun and have a nice mix of feudal Japan samurai and modern age technology.

Basilisk

Basilisk

Oboro, a naive, love-struck girl, is pledged to Gennosuke, an idealist. Both are successors to opposing ninja clans with a long history of hatred kept barely in check by a covenant of peace. Just as the two vow to reconcile the clans with their marriage, the shogun orders the feud to resume in order to resolve an internal struggle that threatens to tear the Tokugawa shogunate apart. Even worse, Oboro and Gennosuke themselves are forced to lead their clans in battle. Can the star-crossed lovers resist the brutal circumstances and remain true to their love as the death toll rises?

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LucyChan

Both are action series involving a journey from the characters.

Both series have similar genres even if this one is not a ninja serie in my opinion you will find it as interesting as basilisk.

SykoRose

if you liked samurai champloo then you will most likely be interested in basilisk. basilisk has a variety of characters who you begin to like and all start killin eachother off and the ending is what get me the most. great stroy :)

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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

"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

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.

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Hellsing

Hellsing

In present day England, a war is being fought. The average citizen does not notice, but vampires are running rampant among the populace, and it's up to the Hellsing organization to contain the bloodsucker threat, using even their own weapons against them. Alucard, a vampire himself, is the best agent the organization has to offer, answering only to Integra Hellsing herself. No one knows much about this mysterious figure fighting against the occult, but things starts to change after he “recruits” a new agent to the establishment...

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risuta

I know, that an anime about the edo era and samurai, and one about vampires, might seem to be completely unrelated, but they have one similarity that is good enough for someone to watch and like both.... They are two bada$$ anime! Samurai Champloo has more funny moments than Hellsing and is not as "dark" but just Mugen's style and will to fight, might remind one of Alucard's thirst for blood and bad-guy attitude! So, I belive that if you liked one, you might like the other as well! It is defenitely worth a shot!

SykoRose

I agree with risuta 100%its definitely not a samurai show but well worth the watch if your looking for a good anime.

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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
Well since both series feature extremely good swordsmen I think someone who enjoyed Ninja Scrool will enjoy Samurai Champloo too.
Uriel1988

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.