logo
g Text Version
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

dailyclick
Bored? Games!
Nutrition
Postcards
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

new
Romance Movies
Creativity
Family Travel
Southwest USA
Irish Culture
Home Finance
Comedy Movies


dailyclick
All times in EST

Low Carb: 8:00 PM

Full Schedule
g
g Anime Site

BellaOnline's Anime Editor

g

Samurai Champloo

Guest Author - Lesley Aeschliman

Samurai Champloo is an anime series created and directed by Shinichiro Watanabe, and was produced by Manglobe.

A young woman named Fuu is working as a waitress in an Edo period tea shop, and she is being harassed by a band of samurai. A mysterious man named Mugen enters the shop, and offers to get rid of the samurai in exchange for food; however, he ends up inciting a brawl instead. A young ronin named Jin enters the tea shop during the fight, and Mugen and Jin begin fighting. A fire starts during the brawl, and Mugen and Jin ignore the flames around them. They collapse from smoke inhalation.

When they awake, they find they have been arrested for the murder of Shibui Tomonoshina, the son of the magistrate; he had burned to death in the fire. Fuu works at trying to free the two before their execution, and she asks them to help her find "the samurai who smells of sunflowers."

Samurai Champloo blends historical Edo backdrops with modern-day styles and references. These styles and references include hip-hop culture, rapping, "gangstas," and record scratching serving as censorship bleeps. The series also relies on factual events of Edo-era Japan, fictionalized versions of a couple of real-life Edo personalities, and Ukiyo-e paintings. The musical score for Samurai Champloo also incorporates a lot of hip-hop music. In addition, the character designs and animation give many of the characters more of an "urban" feel than one would normally expect to see in anime.

I watched the English dub of the first episode of Samurai Champloo. While this episode used a bit of a fractured reality to tell the story, there was a framework that tied everything together by the end of the episode. When it comes to the visual content, I saw quite a bit of bloody violence in this episode, as well as a character's fingers being broken.

Also, the English dub includes quite a bit of swearing in the dialogue; however, I donít know if this was done in the English dub to add more of an "edge" to the series, or if the profanity was also part of the original Japanese series.

Personally, I would recommend Samurai Champloo to anime viewers who are 17 or 18 years of age and older.


Title
Episodes
Release Year(s)
Director
Studio
N.A. Licensor
Samurai Champloo262004-2005Shinichiro WatanabeManglobeFUNimation Entertainment
This site needs an editor - click to learn more!

Add Samurai+Champloo to Twitter Add Samurai+Champloo to Facebook Add Samurai+Champloo to MySpace Add Samurai+Champloo to Del.icio.us Digg Samurai+Champloo Add Samurai+Champloo to Yahoo My Web Add Samurai+Champloo to Google Bookmarks Add Samurai+Champloo to Stumbleupon Add Samurai+Champloo to Reddit




RSS | Related Articles | Editor's Picks Articles | Top Ten Articles | Previous Features | Site Map


For FREE email updates, subscribe to the Anime Newsletter


Past Issues


print
Printer Friendly
bookmark
Bookmark
tell friend
Tell a Friend
forum
Forum
email
Email Editor


Content copyright © 2014 by Lesley Aeschliman. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Lesley Aeschliman. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact BellaOnline Administration for details.

g


g features
Kuroko no Basuke Season Two Episode Nine Recap

Kuroko no Basuke Season Two Episode Eight Recap

Kuroko no Basuke Review

Archives | Site Map

forum
Forum
email
Contact

Past Issues
memberscenter


vote
Poetry
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Less than Monthly



BellaOnline on Facebook
g


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2014 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


BellaOnline Editor