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.
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?
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.
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.
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...
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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...
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.