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Samurai Champloo 

Samurai chanpurû (original title)
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Fuu, a waitress who works in a teahouse, rescues two master swordsmen, Mugen and Jin, from their execution to help her find the "samurai who smells of sunflowers."
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Kazuya Nakai Kazuya Nakai ...  Mugen 26 episodes, 2004-2005
Ginpei Sato Ginpei Sato ...  Jin 26 episodes, 2004-2005
Ayako Kawasumi ...  Fuu 26 episodes, 2004-2005
Steve Blum ...  Mugen 26 episodes, 2004-2005
Kirk Thornton ...  Jin 26 episodes, 2004-2005
Kari Wahlgren ...  Fuu 26 episodes, 2004-2005
Doug Stone ...  Various 16 episodes, 2004-2005
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Fuu, a waitress who works in a teahouse, rescues two master swordsmen, Mugen and Jin, from their execution to help her find the "samurai who smells of sunflowers."

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Death, betrayal, and... hip hop!


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

11 January 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Samurai Champloo See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Steven Blum, Beau Billingslea, Wendee Lee and Melissa Fahn voiced the main cast for Cowboy Bebop as well as voicing in Samurai Champloo. See more »

Quotes

Shige: "There were men on top of horses and horses on top of men, piled one atop the other. The valley was laid open before the men. Its depth was great and wide. But the number of soldiers that died that day would line its two rock walls from side to side. Corpses stacked up to build a mountain of death and it gushed rivers of dead men's blood." The Tale of Heike, Volume seven, Descent into Kurikawa.
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Soundtracks

Who's Theme
Ending Theme (episode 12)
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incredible animation and hilarious/serious story
19 September 2004 | by epyon0wSee all my reviews

first of all, you have to understand that samurai champloo was done by Shinchiro Watanabe, creator of Cowboy Bebop.

now that it's outta of the way, u can obviously tell this show will have hip-hop fusion along with great animation. Watanabe has done it again. This time, he heads toward the samurai-era with 3 wonderful characters. Jin(the passive, quiet, stern and traditional samurai master), Mugen (the hyperactive(jumps a lot), violent, and agile criminal/samurai), and Fuu(the calculating, crafty, and often persistent girl). Fuu saves Jin and Mugen's life and as a debt, they have to help her find a "samurai who smells like sunflower". it may sound average but believe me, this show is extraordinary. the fights are animated so fluidly(Kill-Bill-animation), the story is funny a s hell, and the music is "interesting"(rap opening). There's even beat-boxing in one ep. WATCH THIS SHOW!!! YOU WILL NEVER REGRET IT


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