Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan, Samurai Champloo Recommendations
Both samurai, sword cutting Anime with enough comedy to keep you entertained
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).
They're both about Samurai in the not-so-ancient past, but RK is less realistic and has some romance elements as well.
Not only two of the best Samurai themed anime series getting around, but two of the best Anime series period.
Both are very rich in historical content aswell.
.acient japan. both anime main characters are samurai with amazing skills...
samurai traveling, sort of champloo has more traveling, but stories along the way to the final finish, characters similar (not really) but same Japanese style, relaxing entertaining stuff
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.
Samurai, adventure, comedy, great action, plot driven.