Samurai Champloo
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Samurai Champloo

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Japanese: サムライチャンプルー
English: Samurai Champloo
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 2
Chapters: 10
Status: Finished
Published: Jan 26, 2004 to Sep 25, 2004
Genres: Action Action, Adventure Adventure, Comedy Comedy
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Shounen Ace
Authors: Gotsubo, Masaru (Art)


Score: 7.421 (scored by 61046,104 users)
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Ranked: #35052
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Popularity: #1349
Members: 13,892
Favorites: 223


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Mugen is a rough-around-the-edges mercenary with a killer technique and nothing left to lose. Jin is a disciplined samurai who's as deadly as he is reserved. Fuu is a young waitress with a good heart and a resourcefulness that emerges when you least expect it. These three unlikely companions are about to begin a journey that will change all of their lives.

It's a dangerous quest for a mysterious samurai that will see our squabbling group of heroes get into and out of trouble more times than they can count (which admittedly, isn't very high). From the cynical gentility of the nobles to the backstabbing of the Japanese underworld, Mugen, Jin and Fuu will face threats from without and within as they hurl insults and throwing stars alike. Ancient Japan is about to get a lethal dose of street justice—Champloo style. And it will never be the same.

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Samurai Champloo was published in English by Tokyopop from November 8, 2005 to March 7, 2006 with an omnibus edition containing both volumes being released on August 12, 2008.

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Jun 29, 2012
Esta review también está en español.

A constant in the anime industry is that, in most cases the animated series are based on a manga, a novel or a video game... but there are special cases. Samurai Champloo is one of the exceptions to this rule. Directed by Shinichiro Watanabe (perhaps you know his previous work, Cowboy Bebop), Champloo was a great success, thanks for its excellent mix of action, comedy and hip hop music. And since this one was an original production, a manga was created to exploit another media. But instead of being a simple adaptation, this manga is totally original, with new stories ...
Mar 31, 2014
I read this series before watching the anime; to this day, it is one of my favourites. It differs from the anime in many ways, but as a standalone manga it is one of the best (even at only 2 novels) in my opinion.

A good story premise, a solid quest with three mismatched characters in a fun setting and snappy dialogue. The artwork is really something else; I've not found a match for the artists ability to capture movement quite like he does here, yet still make it easy to read and fast-paced without any obviously "slow-mo" shots which I find really take from the ...
May 12, 2017
Mixed Feelings
For me, it's just fair enough, but nothing more. The casual story with casual features, which didn't leave me too impressed. You know, while reading I had that impression I had seen something (too) similar so many times.

Its plot seemed very, very simple. Boring, not catchy, didn't even bring me any emotions, and it was even hard to get to the last chapter. And I'm really sorry to say that, I really thought I was going to be amazed as I've never been.

Characters were nice, but not outstanding (the standard cast of characters to release some series). They didn't even feed me with ...

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