Samurai Champloo

TV (26 eps)
4.413 of 5 from 35,378 votes
Rank #148

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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  • (Sub) Tempestuous Temperaments image

    Episode 1

    (Sub) Tempestuous Temperaments

  • (Sub) Redeye Reprisal image

    Episode 2

    (Sub) Redeye Reprisal

  • (Sub) Hellhounds for Hire, Part 1 image

    Episode 3

    (Sub) Hellhounds for Hire, Part 1

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    Episode 4

    (Sub) Hellhounds for Hire, Part 2

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    Episode 5

    (Sub) Artistic Anarchy

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    Episode 6

    (Sub) Stranger Searching

  • (Sub) A Risky Racket image

    Episode 7

    (Sub) A Risky Racket

  • (Sub) The Art of Altercation image

    Episode 8

    (Sub) The Art of Altercation

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    Episode 9

    (Sub) Beatbox Bandits

  • (Sub) Lethal Lunacy image

    Episode 10

    (Sub) Lethal Lunacy

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    Episode 11

    (Sub) Gamblers and Gallantry

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    Episode 12

    (Sub) The Disorder Diaries

  • (Sub) Misguided Miscreants, Part 1 image

    Episode 13

    (Sub) Misguided Miscreants, Part 1

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    Episode 14

    (Sub) Misguided Miscreants, Part 2

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    Episode 15

    (Sub) Bogus Booty

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    Episode 16

    (Sub) Lullabies of the Lost, Verse 1

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    Episode 17

    (Sub) Lullabies of the Lost, Verse 2

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    Episode 18

    (Sub) War of the Words

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    Episode 19

    (Sub) Unholy Union

  • (Sub) Elegy of Entrapment, Verse 1 image

    Episode 20

    (Sub) Elegy of Entrapment, Verse 1

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    Episode 21

    (Sub) Elegy of Entrapment, Verse 2

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    Episode 22

    (Sub) Cosmic Collisions

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    Episode 23

    (Sub) Baseball Blues

  • (Sub) Evanescent Encounter, Part 1 image

    Episode 24

    (Sub) Evanescent Encounter, Part 1

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    Episode 25

    (Sub) Evanescent Encounter, Part 2

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    Episode 26

    (Sub) Evanescent Encounter, Part 3

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vivafruit's avatar by vivafruit on Mar 30, 2007
Score 7.5/10

Of all the general themes in anime, one of the most thoroughly overdone ones is the “with friends, we shall prevail” motif. In these, the protagonist can only overcome some seemingly insurmountable task with the help of his or her group of friends. Even those who haven’t seen much anime can probably name at least one series that does this; they’re literally everywhere. One... read more

Masakari's avatar by Masakari on May 7, 2006
Score 7.5/10

This is a very hard show for me to review. After all, it comes from Shinichiro Watanabe, the guy behind Cowboy Bebop, which is quite possibly my favorite anime ever. So I had really high hopes, and consequently really high expectations for this show. Still, I will do my best to review it stand-alone, without factoring expectations into it.

Champloo starts out strong, with an exciting... read more

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