Samurai Champloo

TV (26 eps)
- 2005
Spring 2004
4.424 of 5 from 40,232 votes
Rank #163

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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Episode 1

Tempestuous Temperaments

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Episode 2

Redeye Reprisal

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Episode 3

Hellhounds for Hire, Part 1

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Episode 4

Hellhounds for Hire, Part 2

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Episode 5

Artistic Anarchy

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Episode 6

Stranger Searching

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Episode 7

A Risky Racket

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Episode 8

The Art of Altercation

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Episode 9

Beatbox Bandits

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Episode 10

Lethal Lunacy

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Episode 11

Gamblers and Gallantry

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Episode 12

The Disorder Diaries

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vivafruit Mar 31, 2007
Score 7.5/10

Story
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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Masakari May 7, 2006
Score 7.5/10

Story
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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