Although set in opposing eras, both have a strong musical theme weaving through the engaging journey of a group of accidentally travellers (for Champloo) / bounty hunters (for Bebop). Both series may seem episodic but every one is highly enjoyable. Plus all the characters have fascinating deep/dark backstories.
The same director is enough to put these series together, because Watanabe's way to create is somehow the same with Miyazaki, who share many ideas in his works. The crew contingent is almost the same, a woman and two men (with some exceptions). The story contingent is also almost the same, one episode - one story, with a great story line which has resolution in the end. You'll find moments to laugh yourself to death and to burst into tears. Besides all the above listed you'll enjoy an awesome work with music in these series. It isn't just a background for the main performance, but a very integral part of the creation. read more
Samurai Champloo is like Bebop taking place in the 'Edo-Era'. Both are made with the same style of animeation, and both have their own music themes, Bebop(Jazz/Blues), Champloo(DJ-Mixing/Rap.) Both are highly entertaining filled with action, drama, comedy, ect.. all in the right parts at the righ time. You can't like one without the other.
same guy behind the direction and story (shinichiro watanabe) with the same idea of fusing a music culture with a genre ( retro hip-hop and rap + historical samurai setting = samuraichamploo, Jazz, blues and old rock + sci-fi space cowboys and bounty hunters = cowboy bebop ) read more
They're both made by Shinichiro Watanabe, and they both share his unique flare. Instead of Jazz in Space meets Western, though, Samurai Champloo is Feudal Japan (Edo Period, I believe) with hip-hop stylings. It makes for a very unique anime, and the characters are awesome.
Champloo offers the same kind of artistically edgy depth as the masterpiece that is Bebop. While the two do not share similar story types nor art styles, i believe that there is a certain unspoken class of anime these two are filed under. We all i know how diverse anime can be in terms of art style as well as theme. Though i like to believe there was a resurgence in the popularity of anime in the West with animes in this class im talking about. In my opinion, this is where it truely got started folks. These animes turned a lot of us into the Otakus (geeks) we are today. Do not miss this amazing Series! You will not be disappointed friends. read more
Basically a group of people that travel around place to place. There's a similar feel in atmosphere in both of these animes. Of course, Fighting Scenes are awesome! Although one has to do with samurais and the other is more futuristic. A bit of comedy as well :]
Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo were both done by the same guy, and so both are based around music concepts. While Cowboy Bebop centers around the free-form of Jazz (Spike) versus ordered form (Jet), Samurai Champloo centers around hip-hop (Mugen) vs. classical music (Jin).
They're by the same director and one incorporates hip-hop music and culture with samurai, while the other incorporates jazz with cowboys (well, space cowboys). Both are episodic with an overarching plot, and the main characters are somewhat similar.
The two are mostly an episodic series with an interesting main story to tie it all together. Although different in atmosphere both have a good balance of humour and action. There are definite differences between the two but if you have watched Cowboy Bebop (or vice versa) you might notice the style reflects that of the director Shinichirō Watanabe.
Both series are made from the same creators so if you liked the style and "coolness" of Bebop, you'll probably like the edgy and cool style of Champloo just as much. Plus the voice of Mugen is the same voice actor who did Spike, Steve Blum!
Champloo is another gem from Shinichiro Watanabe, director of Bebop. On the surface that's about the only thing that could be listed as similar. Shinichiro Watanabe has a knack for juxtaposing two well tread ideas to create something completely new and interesting. Bebop can be described as a futuristic, retro 70's, wild west, space cowboy story with a bit of noir sprinkled in for good measure; Champloo can be described as a hip-hop samurai journey. Even though they aren't similar they do compliment each other perfectly.
Same director, same vision... different setting. Cowboy bebop is on some futuristic cowboy era bounty hunters with a jazz/blues undertone. Samurai Champloo is on some edo period samauri sword swingin drifters with that real hip hop finish.
The character development progresses in the same "bits and peices" style. Spike from cowboy bebop has the same badass smooth tough guy tip as Mugen in Samurai Champloo. I give them both 9's in my animelist... check em out
-Each episode has its own small story.
-Major plot end ties up everything and wraps up the series.
-Interesting cast of main characters, all having a generally vague backstory.
-Side characters are very interesting as well.
-Stylistic action with subtle humor mixed in (not mostly slapstick)
-The characters act very similarly (Spike-Mugen, Jet-Jin, Faye-Fuu)
-Both directed by Shinichiro Watanabe, which explains the similarities.
The main characters, Spike and Mugen are very similar if not related. What I mean by similar might come out strange for some but I believe it'll present itself after more study. The voice actor is the same and the same people worked on both. Both fun to watch and I suggest watching both.
Aside from the fact that they were both directed by Shinichiro Watanabe, the two are chaotically fun cultural mishmashes with amazing art, music, and fight scenes. (Of course, Bebop has a lot more substance...)
Both are great cultural mashups that involve completely different music styles from the era presented and yet work wonders.
Cowboy Bebop takes western culture, space travel and jazz and blends them perfectly creating quite the energising experience.
Samurai Champloo takes the Edo period and hip-hop and surprisingly it works, especially due to the amazing soundtrack.
A key features that is seen in both is the pacing. Both are episodical but not to an extremei. They take different routes and breaks but still you feel like they're getting closer to the main path thanks to the way above average character development.
The soundtrack is amazing for both series, mainly due to the fact that even if they're utilizing one style they can freely add elements from the time periods they're refering to.
Both are must watch shows and leave quite the impression. read more
They are both directed by Shinchiro Watanabe. They are built on a similar premise: Cowboy Bebop is space bounty hunters set to a mostly jazz soundtrack while Samurai Champloo is samurai set to a hip-hop soundtrack.
Samurai Champloo's main character is as skilled as Spike and both have afros. The same director created both shows. Cowboy Bebop is a show that mixed the future with past whereas Samurai Champloo mixes the past with the future.
Both groups are in search of something, and in the process, they live day by day trying to find food and money to get by.
Excluding Ed (regretfully), the characters are pretty similar. Spike=Mugen, Jet=Jin, Fey=Fuu, and (kind of, in the sense that they are both supporting animals) Ein=Momo.
Both groups don't start out being great friends and all, but as time and adventures go by, they end up warming up to each other which makes it hard for them to go their own ways.
There are other great recommendations on these anime, so i just want to talk about their great use of music.
Although they have different styles of music, both are very music centric, using it to mould the scenes and give a great sense atmosphere. Both are rightly praised on their music and they are used in similar ways which are accompanied by familiar settings. You will own both soundtracks before you know it.
- same Director, Shinichiro Watanabe
- episodic format. The characters set on an adventure and encounter lots of side characters that take part on each main character's development and back story.
- badass male MC.
- both have anachronistic setting.
- both have nice music. Cowboy Bebop is jazz, while Samurai Champloo is hip-hop. Both OPs are also great!
Both are directed by Shinichiro Watanabe, follow the misadventures of a small group in an episodic format, have superb music which creates a unique style, and often deal with philosophical issues in their conflicts. Both brilliant!
Both have similar characters, good music, one episode - one story (at most two episodes), a good plot, and describe life situations and problems in different worlds. They have similar humor and don't hide violence and blood.
Two legendary series brought to you by the same director in Shinichiro Watanabe that defined an era. Both series has Shinichiro's signature episodic format along with his unique touch on a overarching plot. Both series have amazing soundtracks, Cowboy Bebop with it's Jazz melodies and Samurai Champloo with it's Hip Hop beats. Very similar with their main characters who are one of the most original casts in Anime. If you are looking for great adventures, comedy that is gold and breathtaking action sequences then look no further than these two titanic classics.
Mugen and Spike. Two of the most badass, laid-back and expressions of cool for any character in anime. Whilst both stories surrounding the characters are not similar, the struggles and fights of both these said characters offer entertainment and the same vibe to interest you, if these characters are to your liking.
Same director. Where Bebop combines a sci-fi setting with a jazzy, western vibe, Champloo combines a Japanese samurai setting with a hip-hop vibe. Both animes are also relatively episodic rather than serial.
One trait that sets Shinichiro Watanabe’s work apart is his refusal to accept this Japanese conformity. In his anime, all of the characters define themselves by their individuality, fighting for themselves and ONLY themselves in a vast and lonely world. In Cowboy Bebop, the characters were thrown together by chance and stayed together only as long as convenience allowed. Although the anime was for the most part an action comedy, even the hilarious moments were subdued by this profoundly forlorn undercurrent of internal solitude.
Samurai Champloo has a very similar feel; in the series, three misfits who would otherwise have nothing to do with each other are thrown together by coincidental events. The characters then proceed to engage in a variety of episodic escapades, finally culminating in a suitably climactic and suspenseful conclusion. This basic plot structure, combined with Watanabe’s trademark freeform style, makes it easy to draw comparisons between the two works, despite the radically different settings.
In any case, if you liked one, watching the other is practically a matter of course. read more
Both series have the same director, focus on a small cast of characters, and episodic adventures with enjoyable action.
While Bebop has more experimentation with film noir and exploring the characters themselves, Champloo is more about the adventures the characters partake in.
I will say that it's not on the same level of quality as Bebop and suffers from things Bebop never did, but it does have it share of pros like the animation and action (which is obviously based on sword fighting, giving the anime its own sense of identity).
Both Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo are written by the same author and feature the same episodic nature. Additionally, the three main protagonists of each respective series are of the same archetypes. If you enjoyed Bebop, you'll likely enjoy Champloo.
The focus of both series is the mix of different styles especially music: Cowboy Bebop is a mix of cowboy western, film noir, Jazz and Blues setting in space. Samurai Champloo is a mix of samurais, modern-day Japan and hip hop setting in Edo-era Japan. Also both series have an episodic storytelling with an overall story. Another important and common aspect is the journey into the main character's past.
These two anime have an extremely similar vibe. They share many of the same production crew so it is no surprise that stylistically and aesthetically are in many ways comparable. There is a similar character dynamic in Samurai Champloo as in Bebop, but what makes me think you will enjoy this anime is actually how the two shows are different. Many of the plot choice in Samurai Champloo seem to be parallel to the choices in Bebop; however, in Samurai Champloo, many of the subtle issues that were passed over lightly in Bebop are explored in greater depth. These two shows are in no way related to one another, but they are both stylistic masterpieces IMHO.
TL;DR: If you like Bebop you will find more of what you love in Samurai Champloo read more
Two absolutely brilliant anime with incredible characters.
No significant plot in either anime because the characters take the spotlight and the interactions between characters are amazing.
Wicked, smooth fight scenes, great dialogue and absolutely awesome characters.
Both anime are memorable for, did i mention, the characters?
On a serious note, amazing, character-driven anime. Period.
Made by the same guy. Both have a group of protagnists who travel for a single goal while encountering random misadventures along the way. Both have amazing art, action, characters, soundtrack and unique during its time.
The principal idea of my recommendation is based on different factors. First of all we got an awesome opening, the kind of stuff you can download an put on your mp3 to listening on daily routine. Second, even if the story happens in different timelines (Space, 2071 for Cowboy Bebop and Japan, Edo Period for Samurai Champloo), we can see a presente of a "road trip" in both, with all the crew together and helping each other. Different plots, where you have a new adventure in each episode. Same kind of comedy and some resemblance between main characters.
This recommendation is based on the English dub. Same director, same main character voice actor (Mugen and Spike). Both of these characters are interesting and badass to say the least.
Group dynamic is even the same within the main cast; two guys who are skilled at their roles then an annoying female character who brings more trouble than fortune. The 2 male main characters make up for this however.
Both anime are episodic; although Cowboy Bebop has the better overarching plot from the get-go. Both are enjoyable nonetheless.
While Cowboy Bebop often accrues more glory, both of these shows are made by the same directors, and, personally, I enjoyed Champloo more. The main characters are all very similar, and both series maintain an episodic style up until the last few dramatic episodes, which are both fantastic in their own ways.
Samurai Champloo and Cowboy Bebop. They present us to the trio, who join, for the same purpose. Mini-histories appear before them, where they must contribute a grain of sand to get money and food, although things always get complicated. We have the boy who only thinks of struggling to get what he wants, sometimes without caring about anyone else's life. The type who prefers not to get involved, if not necessary. The girl can sometimes be a nuisance, subject to looks, but she can be cunning. Two series full of action and comedy along with different events, where they talk about different topics of interest, where they always end up involved. read more
These two anime share the same episodic narrative (they're both directed by Watanabe Shinichiro), have very unique and iconic characters and are highly influenced by a specific music genre in their epic soundtracks and overall style, although Samurai Champloo feels more "wacky" in a -indeed- positive way. The two series have some epic fight directing/coreographing, and as much as the settings are very different, both of these two great must-watch shows will feel very similar inspite of their unique characteristics, which will just add value to their overall quality.
Just finished watching Samurai Champloo after having no prior knowledge of its existence, and wow. If you like great character and world development with an interesting story and great beats, then boy have i got the anime recommendation for you.
Now i recommend both to anyone reading this. but if you have seen one of the anime and enjoyed it, i guarantee you will find something in the other worth your time.
"I hope that the rain will never stop. If it continues, then I can stay here forever."
Two offerings from Watanabe, and both are definitely worth watching. The stories and characters are similar - the spirited and determined female character, the rebellious young man that doesn't obey society's rules, and that man's quieter and more reserved counterpart, each journeying together across space/Japan, searching for something. Whereas Cowboy Bebop has a jazz + space combination, Samurai Champloo has a hip-hop + ancient Japan combination, one that might sound strange, but the two work together to create an interesting world, with plenty of humorous moments.
* In both series they travel as a team
* The MC's start off immediately strong, you don't have the bullsh*t process of 50 episodes of becoming stronger
* The timeline of the episodes doesn't matter, so you don't have to worry about remembering how the story went. You can still catch up after a few months without you having the feeling that you don't understand.
* The music is really good by both shows.
* And both shows are really enjoyable, go watch it :)
Set in the Edo period of Japan, Champloo transforms Japanese history by including themes from the world of Hip-Hop culture and modern America. This anime features lots of great action, dialogues between lead characters and music that will have you hooked from the first action packed episode. Champloo is a great example of what I like to call a "Journey" anime. The plot revolves less around the ending and the place the characters are going, and more around the events and interactions that take place as they attempt to reach that destination
Both have an episodic style to it. Both use a certain style of music and era and create an interesting setting. The main characters have similar characteristics, and keep you interested with the action packed episodes.
In both anime, you have really original and badass main characters. The story doesn't take place in the same universe, but if you are looking for a great anime with a lot of fights and action, here you are! And, the most important : EPIC MUSIC !!!!!!!!
The main character of Samurai Champloo has a very similar personality as Spike Spiegel. Both of them have that carefree badass type of mindset. So if you liked Spike, you'll definitely like Mugen. Plus, I'm pretty sure that both shows were made by the same studio.
Same director, very different, both extremely enjoyable. Music plays a central role in both of these, with Cowboy Bebop having mostly jazz, blues and rock and roll influences while Samurai Champloo being more hip-hop and chillhop. While they both have quite different settings there is definitely a similar feel about them. Bebop is more deep and complex than Champloo, and thus is something of a step-up or even upgrade from Champloo.
Though both shows may be set in vastly different universes, there's no denying the unique Shinichiro Watanabe touch to them. Most prominently, this can be noticed in the superior combination of good freaking music and great freaking action scenes. While one dabbles in classic blues and jazz, the other rides a wave of feel-good hiphop, all the while poignant in their themes of past, present and future.
You can't watch one and dislike the other, trust me!
Both are works directed by Shinichiro Watanabe, run 26 episodes and feature a strong balance of action, comedy and drama. Both are episodic in structure, have strong original soundtracks and have small central casts of vitriolic companions who serve as foils to each other. Also, both works have the main character voiced by Steven Blum in the English Dub, and both dubs are great.
Afro samurai is more like a mixture of samurai champloo and samurai Jack, with a darker tone.They both offer a completely different take on the samurai genre as well as the action. Afro's action is a lot more exaggerated while samurai champloo's goes for more realistic sword fights. They're Recommended to anyone looking for some great samurai action
They both have a unique hip-hop flair that, somehow, coincides with the samurai theme. They also both contain amalgamation of the past and present (like monks with rocket launchers, beat-boxing peasants). It's a weird little niche that both of these titles somehow fell into, and we haven't really seen anything like them before or after.
Afro Samurai and Samurai Champloo are both about rogue samurai warriors and the way they overcome any appearing problem, always with a based-on-the-tip-of-their-sword attitude. They both have a nice blend of bumpin' hip-hop tracks and samurai action that leads to a unique experience. The fight sequences are stylish and entertaining and the characters in both series are well developed and you won't forget about them the minute you start watching a new anime. If you enjoyed watching one of them then you should definitely check out the other.
If you like style, Samurai Champloo and Afro Samurai are definitely two series worth mentioning when taking its action and characters. Among other factors, both series takes place in a samurai-like age where there are feuds and conflicts. From these conflicts, characters usually solves them through power and dominance.
The action in both series are solid and the main character is a skilled samurai capable of combat. They're also quite brash and often speaks out what's on their mind towards their peers.
Both series are also noticeable for their catchy soundtrack as well.
Both series have some really good fighting scenes in them, which make up for the weaker story aspect. With Mugen from Samurai Champloo being the badass, rough gem of a fighter in contrast to Jin, the uniform, well practiced rounen, and from Afro Samurai you have Afro, who is the "number two" of the fighting world, who's so focused on his past that nothing else matters to him at all.
Chanbara and Hip-Hop. Two styles that sound like they wouldn't work together. But these two anime both prove that the two styles blend perfectly. Both shows have amazing fight choreography, similar but still unique soundtracks, and urban inspired design. Samurai Champloo takes it to a more adventure oriented zone, while Afro Samurai takes it to a more cruel place. Either way if you like one, you will like the other.
Both main character(s) are BADASSES. Although Afro samurai is alot shorter than samurai champloo but is a pack a punch of action. if you like samurai animes or badass characters then this is a try out.
Nice and well done action scenes, and both are samurai themed. The series are based on travel for some quest, and there we can see diferent types of personality present in the groups and change the mood based on them.
If you are looking for interesting Characters, a unique Artstyle and something that is also samurai themed, I highly recommend giving Afro Samurai a chance. It has a darker note to it, but is definitely just as intriguing as Samurai Champloo.
Easily two of the best swordfighting series out there. Both are set in a fictional historical setting of Japan, where the samurai way of life is strong. When it comes to fight scenes, we see amazing choreography that does't require supernatural abilities. Fight scenes are realistic, fluid, without having to resort to superpower moves, repetitive movements, long in-between conversations, and so forth. Samurai Champloo is episodic in nature and more light-hearted, but Sword of the Stranger is a film with a straightforward and serious plot.
Both are recommended to to anyone looking for some impressive sword fights and strong characters.
If you loved the action in one of the two, you should definitely check the other out. Champloo's action focuses more on the details and fluidity while sword of the stranger's has a more emotion driven and cinematic 'feel' to it.
Both facing a similar plot: traveling samurai.
Both anime placed in similar ages, and both having pretty good strong samurai as main characters.
Sword of the Stranger is a pearl (sadly a single movie) of animation and i can say that both anime are masterpieces in their own way.
They're both samurai themed with verry stylized fighting sequences, and both Mugen and Nanashi have a thing for saving the helpless (then of course getting so attached to the ones they saved that they risk their lives for them em' everytime they get in trouble... -.-)
Both Sword of the Stranger and Samurai Champloo were well done, and had intense sword fighting scenes.
However Sword of the Stranger was more serious that Samurai Champloo. That being said, Sword of the Stranger had more realistic fighting scenes. You could actually see the swords being swung instead of white lines where they were swung.
If you can, get Sword of the Stranger in 1080p because the animation was really well done, and you don't want to loose any quality.
Sure the obvious connection is samurai. The important thing here is the action scenes being visually pleasant which these shows pull off flawlessly. The OST for the shows is very different but equally great. The genres vary in prevalence but in a refreshing way.
The fight scenes in both anime are beautifully executed. Both feature a travelling samurai who considers himself to be a lone wolf until meeting another lone wolf.
Set in similar periods of time.
A main character from both anime happen to have an animal companion.
Although the plot is not similar at all, both Michiko and Samurai are influenced by differnt cultures, when concerned with the music and style throughout the animes. Michiko being having a Latin vibe while Samurai had a more Hip Hop thing going on. Both of them were drawn wonderfully in my opinion and involve the main characters setting out on a journey to find someone. Both a just full of action and all have moments of humour as well.
I've you've read my recommendations for Bebop then you've probably already seen this recommendation coming. I'll try to not retread old ground; but the feelings, themes and character interactions of all these anime are very similar. Both Champloo and Michiko are buddy stories are about a journey to find a particular person. The characters in Michiko can be paralleled to ones in Champloo but I'll leave it at that. Watch Michiko and decide for yourself if I'm full of $h!t. But I'm sure you'll enjoy it.
- both shows involve a long journey.
- both groups of MC's in each are looking for a person.
- many interesting characters are met during said journey.
- the soundtracks for each of the shows are magnificent.
- animation is about the same quality.
- lots of action, though Champloo has more.
- each episode provides an interesting side story.
Both series are short, beautifully animated, and have a wide variety of characters while still only focusing on the development of two. It also takes place in more diverse worlds that you don't find in most anime; making you interested in the worlds the characters live in. Both series also include strong women who don't fall easily into many negative tropes.
In this series, we see how both female protagonists long to meet their father who abandoned them at an early age due to unknown reasons. However, due to their lack of strength they will be forced to depend on their travel companions that have a highly distinct personality and traits to their own. It is the coalition between their personalities and their constantly evolving relationship, which makes both journey’s highly engaging.
Both of this series have AMAZING soundtrack, which is highly differentiable from the other animations. The soundtrack fits neatly with the ambience the show creating even more compelling action scenes.
after i finished Samurai Champloo i craved for another anime like this, then i clicked on Michiko E Hatchin, needless to say, it was more then i could ask for. If you finished Samurai Champloo this is a good anime to cope with.
Both Katanagatari and Samurai Champloo feature historical elements, while at the same time incorporate modern culture. The main characters have semi-unique methods of fighting and aid a girl on her journey to find something. They also hint on romance, Katanagatari more so than Samurai Champloo.
If you liked one, I highly suggest giving the other a try.
Both series employs the theme of historical genre in the older era mixed in with modern pop culture. The stories of both of these anime(s) focuses on the journey that the main protagonist take while meeting with others. In other words, each episode reflects the different setting and circumstance the characters must endure.
Of course, both series also contain swordsplay so expect action mixed in with some epic soundtracks. Both series are quite entertaining and moves away from the traditional "save the world" sort of theme. Finally, the setting, characters, and style of both series are similar.
Similarities between the two series:
Take place in or around Edo era Japan
Similar genres: historical adventures with a touch of comedy
Include characters who travel Japan in search of "something"
Have an episodic feel while also having a climatic plot
Have unique soundtracks that are unorthodox to their genres
Characters from each series have a unique fighting style
Include an overpowered or very skillful female character
Lots of swords
Characters develop during journey
Side characters that feel fleshed out even if only given one or two episodes
Have characters that grew up on islands (Mugen and Shichika) (Not a spoiler this is revealed in each series first episode)
Both are samurai stories set in a similar historical context and period.
They also portray the persecution of Japanese Christians in the past centuries (Samurai Champloo - canon material; Rurouni Kenshin - fillers).
If you enjoy a Shounen which involves sword fighting, crazy awesome samurai skills and a tremendously realistic back story - I would definitely recommend Kenshin. The art styles are quite different however, you need to understand that Kenshin came out back in the 90s and Samurai Champloo is one of the new age ones.
It sticks to the theme of Edo and Tokyo, the revolution around that time and how it not only affected samurais and nobility but common folks.
Personally, these two animes made me research more about Japanese history than any other anime.
The two are animes of samurai in their journeys both have historical facts about ancient japan, the two certainly entertain with their good action fights, their comic dialogues their stories and also have romance in both.
If Bahamut is similar to anything, what it's similar to isn't anime. The wheel scene in ep1, in particular, rammed home the dark-yet-funny tone that's reminiscent of Pirates of the Caribbean, which has the same two male (Mr. Uptight Honest & Mr. Laid-back Criminal) and one BEAUTIFUL female lead trio as Bahamut.
...but, yes: if there's an anime Bahamut IS similar to, Samurai Champloo is it. Bahamut is an anime that will be enjoyed and appreciated more by Western audiences than the Japanese, and that's Watanabe's claim to fame as a director: WESTERN STYLE. Champloo has the same male lead duo dynamic where both want to fight each other (one uptight; one an idiot) yet end up unable to and, instead, protect a weird girl on a quest as they travel together. And the girls in each series are the driving forces for both plots.
Honestly, Bahamut's popularity is down to there being no other anime quite like it. Champloo is similar, yes, but it's a samurai-Japan period piece mixed with hip-hop stylin'. Bahamut is a dark medieval fantasy with angels, demons, Jeanne d'Arc and all the rest. They mostly just FEEL similar due to a lack of Westernish anime and share similar character dynamics.  read more
The two shows have a very similar dynamic between the three main characters. A goofy, loveable idiot with exceptional combat skills. A far more serious and down-to-earth character with a grudge against the idiot, whose seriousness is often played up for laughs. And a mysterious girl trying to find a member of her family.
While Shingeki no Bahamut takes place in a fantasy setting both have strong points on combat involving the main characters. The dynamic of goofy but kickass male lead coupled with a second serious with silliness male lead who wants to kick his butt is very much present. Toss in a girl that will send them on a journey and much fun will be had.
Also similar in some ways to Cowboy Bebop & Space Dandy, the group dynamic and the inclusion of an unusual musical/aesthetic theme make it hard to believe that Shingeki no Bahamut: Genesis isn't directed by Shinichiro Watanabe. In Samurai Champloo, two male samurai who are constantly at each others' throats work together to escort a female. In Bahamut, it seems as though a similar formula of two rival males escorting a female will be used. It's early, but the use of Old West-style music and visuals in a fantasy anime reminded me immediately of Watanabe's similar hip-hop & samurai love-child. Also, bounty hunters. INCREDIBLE!
They aren't exactly familiar with eachother, they both have different distinct atmospheres but they do share similarities in that we have two contrasting male protagonists who travel together because of a heroine.
One thing is for sure though, both of these shows have some of the best art/animation I've ever seen, seriously. Quality stuff here, at least in terms of art & animation.
Both main characters have afros. The art style is very reminiscent of Samurai Champloo with realistic and abstract drawn characters, while maintaining a high level of detail. The animation is as fluid as Champloo. They are both rule of cool shows, but Rage of Bahamut feels more exciting due its extraordinary fantasy setting and having very exciting characters.
Again... they are both about samurai! yearh, huge samurai anime fan! XD
this is also some samurai who travels around... there again is one girl and her little sister with them! it Amazing, hilarous and just watch it! ^o^ lol
Not very similar in era, but Black Lagoon is very similar in style to Cowboy Bebop. One parallel one could make is that both Champloo and Lagoon deal with pirates. But do take my word for it, you'll definately enjoy Black Lagoon.
For me this is one of the best recommendations I can give you.The characters are really similar for example Mugen and Revy -they both have urban language.Of course the great action,also taking care of their personal issues while doing their job.I am ABSOLUTELY sure if you liked one of them you would like the other.
Two series, where the protagonist tired of the same routine and the injustice that he saw before his eyes. He/Her sees his opportunity to escape, when he engages with certain people, and seeks what he has always wanted to find, although problems may arise in the attempt, due to his lack of experience in the outside world, but little by little he will demonstrate his true strength . He will have to work in a dark world, where he has practically lost his old identity, together with people who are in that fight, trying to do what they do best: fight.
Both feature an ordinary person who winds up following people who live on the outskirts of society. The protagonists are only the lesser of two evils in most cases and nobody is really "good."
Both Revy and Mugen have a "shoot first, ask questions never" attitude to them.
If you like one, you should give the other a try.
Black Lagoon is a modern crime anime with a similar setup to Champloo, in that the lead charter is a normal person taken under the wing of dangerous killers after he is cut off from his previous life, joining the mercenaries who had once held him hostage.
While it lacks the genre-bending style or overarching story of Champloo, BL stars equally charismatic, almost tongue-in-cheek killers while also containing much stronger action than Champloo.
Both series contain an action packed adventure that is memorable and not easy to forget.
Both series' main protagonists are also similar and acts as a "bodyguard" of sorts with the main girl. Both series contain drama, action, violence, and some comedy (more so in Samurai Champloo), in an unique story that defines the medieval era of the historical ages.
Both plots contains a young woman who has a life goal, and is seroius about to see it through to the end. Both need strong samurais to reach these goals. Lots of sword fights in historical setting. Blade may be a bit darker and Champloo contain a little bit more comedy. Strongest deffrence is that Champloo has a conclusion, Blade has alot more story that never were adapted to anime.
Samurai Story. In genre these anime are totally different as far as action, comedy, adventure, etc. They are however historical and involve samurai, so if you are search of those, you might like to watch Saraiya, but don't expect to see a lot of fighting in it.
Saraiya Goyou or House of Five Leaves has a very similar atmosphere and setting to Samurai Champloo. Both are about life in the Edo period of Japan and have a unique art style. Saraiya Goyou reminds me of the dramatic storylines of Samurai Champloo. While Champloo has more comedic moments and modern music, Saraiya Goyou is much more muted and simplistic. If you enjoyed some of the quieter moments of Champloo, then you will enjoy Saraiya Goyou as well.
Same genre (historical/adventure) and content (life of samurai). Saraiya Goyou is similarly dreamy, and emotive. Samurai Champloo is noted for style, irreverence, and blunt surrealism (beatboxing in historical Japan?). On the other hand, House of Five Leaves as a historical samurai series is more true to form. Also, it is inarguably more sophisticated. In my opinion, House of Five Leaves is better, but both are great series.
Both comedic, but with serious moments. Both main characters appear apathetic, but in reality feel things very strongly and have a strong sense of duty. Both main characters are strong samurai with a chaotic style that throws opponents off and are unable to express themselves normally, but seem to do so adequately through their actions. Etc. Gintama is a bit more lighthearted and has a lot more pointless comedy, but that is to be expected since it is so much longer.
Same samurai living concept. Humor in both (more prevalent in Gintama). Both have hungry characters and quite of an episodic storyline. Fights are badass and people chill out when bored.
Samurai Champloo isn't sci-fi.
Gintama is more longer and doesn't focus more on it's soundtrack values.
If you're a fan of insane action, then look no further! Sorry, that was pretty cliche. But really, the action scenes for both animes are intense. Gintoki and Mugen are both unruly samurais wielding katanas that have only seen blood, albeit for survival reasons. You'll feel the warmth of blood on your hands and the sweat on your brows from all exciting fights. There's a dash of comedy and amazing music flowing from your speakers.
Both shows emphasize on their style and have similar music, sharing a mutual music composer, Tsutchie. Gangsta and Samurai Champloo both have 2 main male characters who are skilled in combat and 1 female character in its central cast. They both encompass slow paced action and are produced by the same animation studio Manglobe. The main contrast is that Gangsta's setting is more modern while Samurai Champloo is set during the Edo Period.
features 2 badass men who are protecting a women
fighting styles are similar
features jazzy and hip-hop type music
both main characters end up fighting against some type of mobsters and gangsters
Both series take place in seedy settings; Gangsta. largely takes place in a European-influenced city run by crime lords, while Samurai Champloo takes place in an ancient Edo period setting with corrupt authority figures being the norm. Both series also incorporate elements of drug use and prostitution, though those elements are presented/used in different ways in the two series.
There are two main male characters looking after a main female character in need of assistance. The main male characters are also stronger-than-average fighters.
Both series use really nice-sounding jazzy hip-hop as background music. The OP tracks of both are also pretty catchy (Gangsta.'s OP has more electro-house elements, while Samurai Champloo's OP is jazzy hip-hop).  read more
Both good first episode show
Both have kind off similar art style and animation
Have great hip hop like ost
Both have some great action scene
Main character love to fight no matter what consequences happen to them
they both involve samurai meeting a young female and agreeing to travel together in search of another samurai. i think both are really good and if you liked samurai champloo you will also like samurai deeper kyo!
You want some historical action?
You want some epic fight scenes?
You want a boss main protagonist who does what he wants?
Look no further because both these series has just that.
Samurai Deeper Kyo and Samurai Champloo not only involves historical action involving the art of swordsmanship. Both series also has a main female protagonist who shares an unique relationship with the main protagonist on a sort of "journey".
Both series has dramatic action, comedy, and drama.
Samurai Champloo and Seirei no Moribito are very unique anime that stand apart from the rest. Taking place in feudal Japan, both have to offer high production values that shine in the highly detailed landscapes and very fluid animation. The fighting scenes are pieces of careful choreography that blend with the soundtrack. While Samurai Champloo is zany and filled with pop culture references that make it deliberately anachronical, Seirei no Moribito reproduces the period rather accurately and is a sober anime about human emotions; both defy a too strict categorization in a particular genre.
Hip-hop/rap plays an important role in both series. Whether its to provide exposition on story events, provide character background, or contribute to a great soundtrack, the incorporation of rap and hip-hop beats is pulled off to great effect.
Also Masaaki Yuasa has worked on both, so his trademark animation style can be found throughout.
It's kind of similar in the concept of two guys traveling with a girl. Although both animes are quite different, where in Hatenkou Yuugi, in my opinion, there is much more comedy and romance, I think you might like this anime a lot.
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.
This chronicles Kenshin's life from childhood up to the beginning of the Meiji restoration, close to the time when the original series starts. This story happens BEFORE the original series, not after as someone above me had said
The plot and setting in these series are nothing alike but they both give you the same feeling. Both series start off with a bang and are super addicting. Both have moments that make you laugh until you can't breath, moments that make you go WTF? and moments that bring you to the brink of tears. Both shows make it look like they'll be ridiculous at first, but in reality they have deep meanings hidden away.
If I had to describe these shows in one word it would be: FUN
-both gurenn lagann and samurai champloo, is a story about a journey/quest.
-both has great action
-great music (in my opinion at least)
-both are worth at try at least once in your life
-gurren lagann is a mecha type anime while samurai champloo is a samurai type anime
They're both similar in terms of coincidental meetings between male and female in the samurai era where the male has to protect the female even though he doesn't really want to, except Samurai Champloo has 2 males and 1 female and is more realistic to the era where as Brave 10 has a mix of several powers and more colour.
The way the story is told is similar. There is an over all goal which they are headed towards but the focus of the anime is not on that goal but more on the journey and comedy.
They also share the whole 'happen-to-run-into-each-other-and-travel-together' plot like classic adventure animes.
1. The fact that they have a mixture of a lot of genres. (Culture/time crossovers, genre crossover, etc.)
2.The fact that they main characters are on a journey and have a lot of strange encounters.
3. They have plenty of dark and perverted humor. (Especially IX DT.)
Both of these Anime have a rather slap stick comedic approach to their series yet they both can become very dark and very violent at times. There is also a mystery element to both series that many may enoy.
Darker than Black has a similar episodic style to Samurai Champloo. Also similar to Samurai Champloo, Darker than Black has a core group of characters whose histories and motives are gradually revealed as the plot progresses, along a bevy of interesting minor characters.
You may be wondering, What? Well, one similarity is that I think that they are both truly epic, but that isn't the reason they're similar (but it is true). Both present a kind of quest narrative, where you don't really figure out the real goal until the few end episodes. A little bit is revealed at a time. They both offer awesome fight scenes that will rock your socks. They both have a small group of beastly characters. Hei vs. Mugen and Jin. I'd cry if I ever saw that fight. There is one difference that might throw you off. Samurai Champloo is very neatly placed in the Edo period. The Edo period is probably the most unique time period I have seen in an anime, while Darker than Black is conveniently placed in the time period of Who Gives a ****. Darker than Black shoves a setting into the middle of everything else, a huge, mysterious, overbearing wall that sits there looking ominous. Darker than Black doesn't care as much about setting, but it tells a really unique story. Samurai Champloo does all that and more! No reason to not see either of them. read more
Similar but Different ♥ A perfect combination to describe them differing from any other samurai story.
- Both series evolve around an awesome and epic samurai period.
- Of course, battles with swords wont miss in either of them.
- Main characters have the same badass side in both series, obviously.
- Now, it may be not be important for someone but i think is another good point to mention: the main characters (Mugen and Masamune) have been both played by the same voice actor (Nakai Kazuya) which makes high up the level of their charism even more.
Okay, all the above stuff maybe can be found in little doses also in some few other anime samurai themed but, here the part where Sengoku Basara and Samurai Champloo will surely differ by any other serie:
- They both have "something" that is definitely not common for their epoch or else not common at all.
Samurai Champloo is litterally hip-hop themed (from the opening, to some dress or some scenes) and even features modern other stuff (like the baseball or graffiti episodes) -- while Sengoku Basara is definitely over the limit of the reality, fight scenes in there are not the "typical-anime-fight-scenes" at all, plus it also features pretty modern stuff like can be "Gundam"-robots like.
So, even if the main plots are different (we have a girl that needs to find a person and due to this starts to travel with two samurais in Samurai Champloo // and on the other side we have Sengoku era with obvious big and incredible battles in Sengoku Basara),
for all the above said things they do share a lot of similar stuff and style, so i do advice do watch both :3 read more
So now both series are similar because:
*They have a lot of sword fighting
*In both series you can feel something like meiji period when there were still samurais figting and in Sengoku Basara the period of Waring Countries of something, well anyway both have samurais
*The main thing why these are in common and different from others that there are things which are not common in japan at that period, both series are a little I could say Americanised like Samurai has rap or hip hop elements and Sengoku has some strange things around.
Also I could say that Samurai Champloo is somewhat similar to Rurouni Kenshin just more funny and modern. read more
Kyoichi and Mugen are very similiar characters - vulglar and something like "bad" men. The animation is similiar too. In both of anime there is a lot of fight, swords and there are groups of friends, who keep on together.
This action comedy has some similar characters. Although instead of a steampunk western this is a historical samurai series.
Expect the same kind of humor and epic plots. This is the only anime i can think of that even holds a candle to the epic masterpiece that was trigun. Same great production quality and similarly deep plots with a little less humor.
Both are serious stories accompanied by silly jokes. Both are great adventures. I'd say the mix of great mastery portrayed in both series together with a a lot of humour is what brings them close.
Both are well told stories that you will probably never forget.
Similar format. The show is largely episodic but has a main story that develops over time. In addition, they both have top-notch animation, sound design, editing etc. Doesn't have the "feel" of most conventional, commercial anime.
Watanabe Shinichiro is the director of each of these series.
Music is a huge focal point in both series, Hip-Hop being Samurai Champloo, and Jazz being Kids on the Slope.
There is strong bond between a group of three friends that grows stronger as the series goes on.
Both are set in a "historic" setting. Friendship and betrayal are also themes existent in both shows.
Both casts set out on a journey which encompass the visiting of various places in different scenarios and situations, at times also aiding those who need help. Both set of characters are extremely similar, including the comedy incorporated and the colloquial yet hilarious interactions between them.
These characters also undergo a series of trials and adversity, as well as ecstasies and triumphant moments, and most importantly, the character development in both series is constantly emphasised and done amazingly.
Onihei plays in the same era as Samurai Champloo and invloves some neat sword fighting. It is, however portrayed from the perspective of a police chief (essentially) and although there is no greater over all story, more and more characters are introduced with each episode, which all have their role to play. I think it has less fighting than Samurai Champloo and isn't quite as charming but the characters are sympathetic and feel human. Overall a pretty underrated anime but very worth it.
I know, main plots are TOTALLY DIFFERENT. But somewhere they give me the same feeling. It has action, adventure and comedy. Both fun to watch and will make you cry rivers on some part! Well, Samurai Champloo reminded me of Tsubasa Chronicles when talking about travelling. Both have samurais and awesome fights! Some parts will make you laugh your ass off.
- Hip-hop and rap music
- Strong lines and shadows
- Samurai era anachronisms
- Reference to real historical events
Samurai Noodles is only a minute long CM, but the production values are high (being Nissin and all) and you get a nice snippet of the history of instant noodles.
Music carries the show be it Samurai Champloo with hip hop. Lupin with jazz. They both have great art styles and nonstop action and instances of comedy and character development. Each episode has its own little story of exploration or new things.
- Quirky, cool, and anachronistic music.
- Great action sequences; fights in the case of Samurai Champloo and the magical realism elements in Miss Hokusai.
- Setting in both series are very similar (Edo-era Japan/alternate universe Edo Japan).
- Miss Hokusai is closely based on real events and people, whereas Samurai Champloo only references certain real events and people in a fictionalised context.
The big difference between the two is that Samurai Champloo is an action-based anime with a major plotline, and Miss Hokusai is a collection of stories from the lives of the featured artists jigsawed together into a biopic.
Both are action-packed anime that take a seemingly overdone genre (vampires/samurai) and put it in a refreshingly humorous and contemporary perspective. The protagonists are distinctly strong and violent, but one way or another end up on a quest to help a ditzy girl.
If you liked one, then you'll likely enjoy the other too.
The journey of life to achive dreams - that's the main motive of both anime. Pair from "Spice and Wolf" had to fight with many difficulties when they were traveling, just like three "Samurai Champloo" heroes... but in quite different way.
Both anime are about a group of friends that met on their road and that are travelling through the world or their country together.
Also both anime are episodic and most of the episodes focus a lot on the costum, tradition, beliefs... of the country they're visiting.
And friendship is one of the main theme in both anime.
Both are action-packed stories that focus on two warriors with a contrasting philosophies towards combat and life: one is a free-spirited, boisterous soul who relies on instinct and determination (Mugen and Kazuma) whereas the other is a taciturn, disciplined soul who beats his opponent through skill honed through training (Jin and Ryuhou).
Both series spend a large part of their running time exploring the contrast between the two outlooks and even have the protagonists adopt elements of his opponent's outlook as part of his character developement.
Although these series’ respective settings and genres are disparate, their similarities lie in mutual employment of innovative cinematography, circumstantially driven storylines, and intertwining character interactions, all of which combine to spin seemingly ordinary tales in unconventional media.
Again Two boys and one girl (Akatsuke remainds me of Mugen,Shito of Jin and Michiru of Fuu)
They both work together to survive.
Both action and shounen animes,so if you like the one you will like the other..^^
Like the sengoku/edo period? Lots of awesome action in historical japan? This is the less tits equivalent with higher production values funnier jokes and all the semi-historical locales and characters you love.
The first episode of each series has a character cursing, with a character of a smaller role telling them to watch their mouth. The series has a theme song done by the guy who does the music (Skankfunk and Nujabes). And if Air Gear was on [as], the profanity would be handled by edits that relate to the theme (Record scratch is to SC as rollerblade scratch is to AG). My suggestion: if you need something to get your mind off of Ringo and her sisters getting all mad on Ikki, watch SC afterwards.
Both shows feature a female who is searching for something and two other male features who seem to argue a lot and are complete opposites, when in reality they balance each other out. Overall the two shows give off a similar vibe – they contain action, humor, and drama while still being fresh. If you loved one of them, try the other out!
Both of these animes contain characters which possess differnt attributes and qualities, and in both animes they are wound up together to start an epic journey getting to know more about each other on the way.
Both animes being set in the Feudal era Japan and both containing battles and intense sword fights, But these are only obstacles that that need to overcome to reach there goal at the end of the road.
Both anime series are sort of episodic - the main story is thrown in the back as each new episode unfolds is packed with infinite randomness. The action-packed, slapstick fighting scenes are prevalent in both. Matoi (Kill la Kill) and Mugen (Samurai Champloo) are both hot-headed and impulsive.
I know alot of people will be scratching their heads at this... But I found them similar in two ways. First off they both have very defined and clear cut fight scenes, which I absolutely love in anime. All though Scrapped Princess isn't as action packed as Samurai Champloo they both have very enjoyable fight scenes.
Another similarity is the long trip where one helpless female is protected (more so in Scrapped Princess for obvious reasons -.-) by two strong fighters.
Anyway, hope it helped! :)
I think both of these anime have pretty much the same feel. Guy main characters, girl antagonist, and both have action/comedy/adventure and some drama. I think some of the parts might thrill you and give you goosebumps but I think Samurai Champloo takes place in another century. This anime definitely shows fantasy than Samurai Champloo does.
Samurai in Champloo are like the Hunters in HxH. Fuu is like Gon: they wish to travel, in order to find their own missing father. Then Fuu and Gon start their long journey together with strong companions. Many dangerous tasks and adventures await them, and they will be often in troubles.
What's unfortunately rare in anime is: both these anime treat the viewers with respect. They don't need to repeat the plot/point or make things blatantly obvious, they assume that we're all intelligent people with our own personal opinions that can come to our own conclusions. And that's what really made these 2 distinct series shine.
Both are made by Manglobe, but that's not why you'd enjoy one if you enjoyed the other. As far as setting goes, it's the complete opposite: feudal Japan vs post apocalyptic. Characters are also quiet different, but any good anime has character's so unique that only in a sequel would their personalities be reproduced. Though superficially the plot my look different but both are quiet similar: main character out on a journey to find out who they are [internally/as a person]. Samurai champloo takes a more comical approach to issues presented, but still has an appealing serious undertone. While ergo proxy puts all the philosophy out in the open Samurai Champloo leaves it up to the viewers to determine what it is.  read more