|Written by||Masaru Gotsubo|
|Published by||Kadokawa Shoten|
|Magazine||Monthly Shōnen Ace|
|Original run||January 26, 2004 – September 25, 2004|
|Anime television series|
|Directed by||Shinichirō Watanabe|
|Written by||Shinji Obara|
|Original network||Fuji TV|
|Original run||May 20, 2004 – March 19, 2005|
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]
- "Samurai Champloo Complete Collection (Blu-Ray)". Madman Entertainment. Archived from the original on January 20, 2018. Retrieved January 20, 2018.
- Roe, Matthew (June 26, 2019). "15 Years of Samurai Champloo". Anime News Network. Retrieved January 22, 2021.
- Robinson, Tasha (January 10, 2005). "Samurai Champloo". Sci Fi Weekly. Archived from the original on March 4, 2009. Retrieved January 22, 2021.
- 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.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Samurai Champloo Official Web Site Archived 2005-02-05 at the Wayback Machine (in Japanese)
- Geneon Samurai Champloo Web Site Archived 2008-12-20 at the Wayback Machine