Samurai Champloo, Seirei no Moribito Recommendations
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.
similar, fluid combat animation, also set in ancient times
fo some reason balsa reminded me of Jin a whole lot through out the show, the characters and the atmosphere have the same feel to them