Samurai Champloo

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Samurai Champloo
(Samurai Chanpurū)
Created byManglobe
Written byMasaru Gotsubo
Published byKadokawa Shoten
English publisher
MagazineMonthly Shōnen Ace
Original runJanuary 26, 2004September 25, 2004
Anime television series
Directed byShinichirō Watanabe
Produced by
  • Takatoshi Hamano
  • Takashi Kochiyama
  • Tetsuro Satomi
Written byShinji Obara
Music by
Licensed by
Original networkFuji TV
English network
Original run May 20, 2004 March 19, 2005
Episodes26 (List of episodes)

Samurai Champloo is a Japanese anime television show. Mugen is a fierce animal-like warrior with a unique Bboying (break-dance) inspired fighting style. Jin has a more traditional style. The two opposing samurai warriors are far from friends, yet their split paths seem to cross anyways. Mugen is wandering aimlessly through the city when he walks upon a teahouse where he meets Jin and Fuu. Fuu convinces them both to come with her in search of a mysterious samurai that smells like sunflowers and their journey begins. This modernized hip-hop tale breaks the barriers of the common, historical, samurai anime.

This anime contains 26 episodes and two seasons, documenting the journey of these three misfits. The episodes are shown on Adult Swim from time to time, but never consistently. Whenever on American television, only the first season is aired.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Samurai Champloo Complete Collection (Blu-Ray)". Madman Entertainment. Archived from the original on January 20, 2018. Retrieved January 20, 2018.
  2. Roe, Matthew (June 26, 2019). "15 Years of Samurai Champloo". Anime News Network. Retrieved January 22, 2021.
  3. Robinson, Tasha (January 10, 2005). "Samurai Champloo". Sci Fi Weekly. Archived from the original on March 4, 2009. Retrieved January 22, 2021.
  4. Dent, Mike (March 13, 2015). "Samurai Champloo is an Anime Mix Tape with a Hip-hop Beat". Otaku USA Magazine. Archived from the original on November 6, 2018. Retrieved January 22, 2021.

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