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Review: Samurai Champloo


Plot Summary: Mugen is a fierce animal-like warrior with a unique Bboying (break-dance) inspired fighting style. Jin has a more traditional style but don’t think of this as a weakness because his skills are amazing. The two contrasting samurai warriors are far from friends, yet their separate paths seem to cross anyways. Mugen is wandering aimlessly through the city when he stumbles upon a teahouse where he meets Jin and Fuu (A ditzy waitress, but don‘t think she doesn‘t have anything hidden up her sleeves). 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.

Samurai Champoo is one of the best animes I have seen in a while, the animation itself is different and the fusion of different styles is fantastic. The Japanese era mixed in with some HipHop style and presented in a fantastic manner. Three companions are tied together by this journey and each of one them is completely different from the other. Mugen is wild one, Jin is the cool headed samurai, and Fuu is the girl stuck between the two trying to find her father. It really is a great samurai tale which is extremely enjoyable. In my opinion its a revolutionary anime since they approached the story completely differently then see before, and I loved the beats in the series. You never get bored of the story because its anything but conventional and its extremely entertaining. That is why its one of my top ten animes.

Link: AnimeNewsNetwork

Rating: r5.bmp