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Samurai Champloo

Samurai Champloo is an anime series consisting of twenty-six episodes that began broadcasting May 20, 2004 on Fuji Television in Japan. It was directed by Shinichiro Watanabe of Cowboy Bebop fame. The show is set in a fictional version of Edo period Japan. Featuring elements of action, adventure and comedy that is blended with an anachronistic, predominantly hip-hop soundtrack. Its name comes from the Okinawan word "chanpurū" (e.g. goya champuru), which means to mix or blend. Thus, the title may be translated as "Samurai Remix" or "Samurai Mashup", keeping with the series' blended theme. ...read more

Samurai Champloo is an anime series consisting of twenty-six episodes that began broadcasting May 20, 2004 on Fuji Television in Japan. It was directed by Shinichiro Watanabe of Cowboy Bebop fame. The show is set in a fictional version of Edo period Japan. Featuring elements of action, adventure and comedy that is blended with an anachronistic, predominantly hip-hop soundtrack. Its name comes from the Okinawan word "chanpurū" (e.g. goya champuru), which means to mix or blend. Thus, the title may be translated as "Samurai Remix" or "Samurai Mashup", keeping with the series' blended theme.

The show is unique, in that it matches modern hip-hop music with a stylized form of samurai swordplay known as chambara, much in the same way Cowboy Bebop married science fiction to blues and jazz. Champloo's score prodominantly features hip-hop beats by Japanese hip hop artists such as Nujabes, Force of Nature and Tsutchie, as well as American artist Fat Jon, among others. « hide

Similar Bands: Nujabes / Fat Jon

Impression
2004

4.5
3 Votes
Masta
2004

3.8
3 Votes
Playlist
2004

4
2 Votes

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