Samurai Champloo

TV (26 eps)
4.415 of 5 from 36,711 votes
Rank #154

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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vivafruit Mar 30, 2007
Score 7.5/10

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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

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ratchet573 Jan 22, 2012
Score 6/10

There are a lot of problems that permeate Samurai Champloo and take away from what could have been an awesome, stylized adventure through late nineteenth century Japan. These problems are not large, but together they detract from the experience. Samurai Champloo is of course a well-loved anime, and far be it from me to harshly review it, but I shall because that is what I do. The story of Samurai Champloo... read more

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Samurai Champloo
  • Vol: 2; Ch: 10
  • 2004

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