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Samurai Champloo

Samurai Champloo

Alternative Titles

English: Samurai Champloo
Japanese: サムライチャンプルー

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: May 20, 2004 to Mar 19, 2005
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.511 (scored by 127240 users)
Ranked: #932
Popularity: #38
Members: 200,973
Favorites: 8,762
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Popular Tags

action adventure comedy samurai

Synopsis

Mugen's a buck wild warrior - violent, thoughtless and womanizing. Jin is a vagrant ronin - mysterious, traditional, well-mannered and very strong as well. These two fiercely independent warriors can`t be any more different from one another, yet their paths cross when Fuu, a ditzy waitress, saves them from being executed when they are arrested after a violent swordfight. Fuu convinces the two vagrant young men to help her find a mysterious samurai "who smells of sunflowers." And their journey begins. This is a story about love, friendship and courage... NOT!

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Related Anime

Adaptation: Samurai Champloo

Characters & Voice Actors

Mugen
Mugen
Main
Blum, Steven
English
Blum, Steven
Nakai, Kazuya
Japanese
Nakai, Kazuya
...
Jin
Jin
Main
Thornton, Kirk
English
Thornton, Kirk
Sato, Ginpei
Japanese
Sato, Ginpei
...
Kasumi, Fuu
Kasumi, Fuu
Main
Kawasumi, Ayako
Japanese
Kawasumi, Ayako
Wahlgren, Kari
English
Wahlgren, Kari
...
Oniwakamaru
Oniwakamaru
Supporting
Price, Jamieson
English
Price, Jamieson
Sasaki, Seiji
Japanese
Sasaki, Seiji
...

Staff

Hamano, Takatoshi
Producer
Sasaki, Shiro
Producer
Kouchiyama, Takashi
Producer
Hosoda, Mamoru
Director



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Apr 3, 2013
Beatnik
I caught Samurai Champloo as it aired back in 2004, and though I liked it enough, it didn’t impact me as much as I hoped it would. Though maybe that’s not entirely true, as the soundtrack did indirectly change my life, thanks to the composer Nujabes introducing me to instrumental hip hop and providing a soundtrack to my life for the next few years.

I recently re-watched the show and felt compelled to write a retrospective/review of the series. While watching Jin, Mugen and Fuu traipse around 19th century Japan getting into ridiculous adventures, I realised Shinichirô Watanabe’s follow up to Cowboy Bebop is one of read more
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Apr 21, 2010
META_BODY
"Samurai Champloo" may not have the same ring to it as "Cowboy Bebop," yet it is a title that has a similar function: to illustrate a combination of multicultural pulp fiction sensibility. Where Cowboy Bebop was a past + future fusion of jazz, rock, and blues, spaghetti western, kung fu, and noir cinema genres, and a setting equating outer space to the great frontier, Samurai Champloo is a more wildly anachronistic mélange of Edo-period history and contemporary hip-hop and bohemian culture. "Champloo" itself comes from the word "chanpurū," Okinawan for "something mixed," and a source of Okinawa's pride in multicultural acceptance. Cowboy read more
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Recommendations

Same style, same director, same type of characters. Spike -> Mugen (whimsical and wild) Jin -> Jet (level headed) Faye -> Fuu (charming but deadly)
reportRecommended by Xinil - Add to favorites
Very stylized action sequences. Both are samurai themed. Each has a very serious samurai as well as a more laid back, energetic samurai.

Opening Theme

"Battlecry" by Nujabes feat. SHINGO2 (eps 1-25)

Ending Theme

#1: "Shiki No Uta" by MINMI
#2: "Who's Theme" by Minmi (ep 12)
#3: "YOU" by kazami (ep 17)
#4: "FLY [SMALL CIRCLE OF FRIENDS]" by Tsutchie & fat jon (ep 23)
#5: "San Francisco" by Midicronica (ep 26)
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