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Samurai Champloo

Samurai Champloo

Fuji TV 2004

Break-dancing but fierce warrior Mugen has to deal with the cold-blooded and conceited Jin, a samurai who believes he is above all. These sworn enemies are brought together by Fuu for a special task.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Samurai Champloo

Samurai Champloo - S1E26

#1 - Evanescent Encounter (3) (Season 1 - Episode 26)

As Fuu finally confronts the Sunflower Samurai, Mugen and Jin face their ultimate tests. While Mugen must face one of the three insane brothers, Jin continues his battle with Kagetoki Kariya. And there's the small matter of their own duel...

The episode was rated 8.63 from 144 votes.

Samurai Champloo - S1E21

#2 - Elegy of Entrapment (2) (Season 1 - Episode 21)

Jin learns the Way of Water, a woman's sorrow comes to an end, and Mugen both gives and receives an assassin's last gift.

The episode was rated 8.60 from 134 votes.

Samurai Champloo - S1E25

#3 - Evanescent Encounter (2) (Season 1 - Episode 25)

As Jin duels Kagetoki Kariya, the most powerful man in the shogunate, Mugen has to contend with three brothers who want his head. Will they survive?

The episode was rated 8.60 from 133 votes.

Samurai Champloo - S1E14

#4 - Misguided Miscreants (2) (Season 1 - Episode 14)

When Mugen finds out what the pirate was planning to do, he gets his revenge.

The episode was rated 8.49 from 135 votes.

Samurai Champloo - S1E11

#5 - Gamblers and Gallantry (Season 1 - Episode 11)

Jin comes to the rescue of a lady in distress. He falls in love and tries to rescue his women from the hard life she has come to face. Will he save her and himself?

The episode was rated 8.38 from 157 votes.

Samurai Champloo - S1E1

#6 - Tempestuous Temperaments (Season 1 - Episode 1)

Fuu is a young waitress in search of a Samurai who smells of sunflowers, but she has some unexpected company with her. Mugen and Jin are two samurai who want to kill each other and are always getting arrested. Can these three learn to work with each other?

The episode was rated 8.27 from 323 votes.

Samurai Champloo - S1E10

#7 - Lethal Lunacy (Season 1 - Episode 10)

Mugen faces the lethal challenge of a Shaolin-trained swordsman and proves equal to the test, while Jin gets stuck doing all the housework. Can Mugen defeat this trained swordsman or will he suffer from his mistakes?

The episode was rated 8.23 from 154 votes.

Samurai Champloo - S1E15

#8 - Bogus Booty (Season 1 - Episode 15)

The shogun's prettiest ninja ends up giving Mugen and Jin an evening that they will never forget. Meanwhile, Fuu gets large.

The episode was rated 8.17 from 131 votes.

Samurai Champloo - S1E20

#9 - Elegy of Entrapment (1) (Season 1 - Episode 20)

Fuu, Mugen and Jin meet up with a blind girl who is a traveling musician. Because of her blindness, she is able to sense the emotions of the group. Is this girl more than just a musician?

The episode was rated 8.17 from 126 votes.

Samurai Champloo - S1E4

#10 - Hellhounds for Hire (2) (Season 1 - Episode 4)

A dice rolling contest will decide the fate of the gang warfare. Who will end up dying as a result?

The episode was rated 8.16 from 203 votes.

Samurai Champloo - S1E5
#11 - Artistic Anarchy
Season 1 - Episode 5

Fuu is targeted as a kidnapper groups next victum. Will the others be able to save her in time?

The episode was rated from 192 votes.
Samurai Champloo - S1E24
#12 - Evanescent Encounter (1)
Season 1 - Episode 24

Fuu, Mugen and Jin have finally arrived in Nagasaki to find Ikitsuki island in search of the Sunflower Samurai. There seems to be one small problem that might keep them from getting there though. A group of assassins are following closely behind.

The episode was rated from 130 votes.
Samurai Champloo - S1E8
#13 - The Art of Altercation
Season 1 - Episode 8

A man hunting for Jin has been challenging any samurai wearing glasses he can find, accompanied by a beat-boxing duo of underlings. The question arises as to whether or not he will recognize Jin when he becomes infatuated with Fuu, for Jin has had to pawn his glasses.

The episode was rated from 160 votes.
Samurai Champloo - S1E17
#14 - Lullabies of the Lost (2)
Season 1 - Episode 17

Jin ends a life he hoped to spare. Continuation of the last episode.

The episode was rated from 130 votes.
Samurai Champloo - S1E7
#15 - A Risky Racket
Season 1 - Episode 7

A thief was running around town, while Fuu, Jin, and Mugen were going to get some soup. Fuu was daydreaming and the thief ""accidently"" bumped into Fuu. When Fuu was paying for the soup, she noticed that her purse was gone and said that the man she bumped into took the money. Will Fuu ever get her money back?

The episode was rated from 171 votes.
Samurai Champloo - S1E13
#16 - Misguided Miscreants (1)
Season 1 - Episode 13

Mugens past memories lure himback into his violent past; A pirate makes secret plans. And the lust for gold brings betrayal.

The episode was rated from 131 votes.
Samurai Champloo - S1E6
#17 - Stranger Searching
Season 1 - Episode 6

The gang enters into an eating competition with Mugen and Jin's swords on the line. After a mysterious man wins the eating competition, they must find a way to get their swords back and save the mysterious man. Will they succeed?

The episode was rated from 180 votes.
Samurai Champloo - S1E9
#18 - Beatbox Bandits
Season 1 - Episode 9

Mugen, Jin, and Fuu need to cross a border so they purchase Travel Passes since they dont have any.The Travel Passes turn out to be fake. Mugen, Jin, and Fuu are sentenced to death. The guards were going to have them killed until they found out about a errand they needed to run. So they send Mugen to run the errand for them. He must travel past a forest full of bandits and trouble to deliver an object. If Mugen does not make the delivery and come back in time, Jin and Fuu will die!

The episode was rated from 160 votes.
Samurai Champloo - S1E3
#19 - Hellhounds for Hire (1)
Season 1 - Episode 3

Mugen and Jin decide to ditch Fuu, but they end up joining opposite sides in a basica gang warfare with Fuu in the middle reminding them of their promise.

The episode was rated from 211 votes.
Samurai Champloo - S1E2
#20 - Redeye Reprisal
Season 1 - Episode 2

Mugen's armless rival retuns with some new hired help: Oniwakamaru.

The episode was rated from 241 votes.

Last updated: nov 06, 2022



An average story told by amazing detail, easily loveable 3 main characters, great soundtracks with combining samurai era and hiphop. You want more after watching and completing it but that feeling makes you love this anime more. It's short. it's lovely and deserves to be seen.


At first, I thought I was disappointed by this new, lazy, digital animation style. I was expecting something ooh like _Bebop_. But, man… I _really_ was wrong. This… is Watanabe on another level. Plus… it has Nujabes. I think it would be more perfect if it’s squeezed to maybe under 20 episodes? No big deal… _Champloo_ rules! To be (or not to be?) rewatched…


This is an absolutely amazin anime. The characters are well written, the group is fitting well and the adventures and different goals are absolutely amazing. I was close to tears as it ended. For those of you, who haven't seen it yet: Check it out, take your time and enjoy the first time watching... I wish I could do it again! Mixture of: Cowboy Bebop + Afro Samurai = Samurai Champloo (Awesome Soundtrack, great characters and an amazing storyline!)


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