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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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Series cast summary:
Kazuya Nakai ...  Mugen 26 episodes, 2004-2005
Ginpei Sato ...  Jin 26 episodes, 2004-2005
...  Fuu 26 episodes, 2004-2005
...  Mugen 26 episodes, 2004-2005
...  Jin 26 episodes, 2004-2005
...  Fuu 26 episodes, 2004-2005
...  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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Samurai Champloo  »

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The legendary Nujabes featured on the soundtrack of the anime Samurai Champloo. See more »

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Kagetoki Kariya: Only hope can give rise to the emotion we call despair. But it is nearly impossible for a man to try to live without hope, so I guess that leaves Man no choice but to walk around with despair as his companion.
Mugen: Huh? What the hell do you want?
Kagetoki Kariya: If you're looking for Kasumi's daughter, she's crossed over to the island.
Jin: Do you know him? You know Seizo Kasumi?
Kagetoki Kariya: I know he's a felon who abandoned his country and had his soul stolen by that foreign religion. I've heard that he fled here to Kyushu and ...
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Featured in ScrewAttack's Top 10s: Top 10 Deadliest Samurai (2017) See more »

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Ending Theme (episode 12)
Performed by Nujabes featuring Minmi
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Best anime i've ever watched hands down
22 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

This anime tells the obscure story of 2 samurai bound to a girl on a quest for a samurai who smells of sunflowers. She constantly conceals her motiviation for doing so.

The comedy element in this anime is excellent. A deliberate pairing comparable to Spike and Jet in cowboy beebop exists with one vagabond samurai and one honorable samurai. Both samurai have a completely contrasting fighting style which makes for great action scenes and simultaneous plots (where one is fighting on one side of a city and another is fighting on the other).

Similar plot style to cowboy beebop, via meetings with people from their past, both characters pasts are slowly revealed with a clear direction toward finding the samurai who smells of sunflowers. There's a constant struggle to find the basic necessities like food and a real feel to the plot as opposed to anime where you're left wondering if they've gone six months without a shower or a bath.

As i said, best anime i've ever scene, hilarious :D


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