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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 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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The series was only allowed to be aired past 12:00 am in Japan for the network deemed it too graphic for prime time television. See more »

Quotes

Jin: [after Mugen starts a fight with the authorities in a tea house] Why do you always find it necessary to stir up trouble?
Mugen: [shrugs] Can't help myself. Besides, guys like that put a bug up my ass.
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Connections

Referenced in Special Collector's Edition: The Ring (2011) See more »

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Pekambe Uk
Performed by Umeko Ando
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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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