Samurai Champloo, Saraiya Goyou Recommendations
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.
Same animation director and team worked on both and they both happen in Samurai era with Ronins as their protagonists.
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.
Samurai samurai samuraaii :D They're both historical and about samurai, a must watch for both. :D
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.