Samurai Champloo

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Samurai Champloo
(Samurai Chanpurū)
GenreAdventure, comedy[1]
Written byMasaru Gotsubo
Published byKadokawa Shoten
English publisher
MagazineMonthly Shōnen Ace
Original runJanuary 26, 2004September 26, 2004
Anime television series
Directed byShinichirō Watanabe
Produced byTakatoshi Hamano
Takashi Kochiyama
Tetsuro Satomi
Written byShinji Obara
Music byNujabes
Fat Jon
Force of Nature
Licensed by
Original networkFuji TV
English network
Original run May 19, 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 August 21, 2018. Retrieved January 20, 2018.

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