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Samurai Champloo

Aired: May 20, 2004 to Mar 19, 2005
Broadcast: Saturdays at 10:30 (JST)
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
English: Samurai Champloo
Episodes: 26
Favorites: 14,995
Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Historical, Samurai, Shounen
Genres A: Adventure, Comedy, Samurai, Shounen
Japanese: サムライチャンプルー
Licensors: FUNimation Entertainment, Geneon Entertainment USA
Members: 378,519
Popularity: #55
Premiered: Spring 2004
Producers: Victor Entertainment, Fuji TV, Barnum Studio, Tokuma Shoten, flying DOG
Ranked: #105
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
Score: 8.50 (scored by 220,002 users)
Source: Original
Status: Finished Airing
Status A: Completed
Studios: Manglobe
Synonyms: SAMURAI CHAMPLOO
Type: TV
Type A: TV Series, 26 Episodes
Year A: May 20, 2004 - Mar 19, 2005

Description of Samurai Champloo

Fuu Kasumi is a young and clumsy waitress who spends her days peacefully working in a small teahouse. That is, until she accidentally spills a drink all over one of her customers! With a group of samurai now incessantly harassing her, Fuu desperately calls upon another samurai in the shop, Mugen, who quickly defeats them with his wild fighting technique, utilizing movements reminiscent to that of breakdancing. Unfortunately, Mugen decides to pick a fight with the unwilling ronin Jin, who wields a more precise and traditional style of swordfighting, and the latter proves to be a formidable opponent. The only problem is, they end up destroying the entire shop as well as accidentally killing the local magistrate's son.

For their crime, the two samurai are captured and set to be executed. However, they are rescued by Fuu, who hires the duo as her bodyguards. Though she no longer has a place to return to, the former waitress wishes to find a certain samurai who smells of sunflowers and enlists the help of the now exonerated pair to do so. Despite initially disapproving of this idea, the two eventually agree to assist the girl in her quest; thus, the trio embark upon an adventure to find this mysterious warrior—that is, if Fuu can keep Mugen and Jin from killing each other.

Set in an alternate Edo Period of Japan, Samurai Champloo follows the journey of these three eccentric individuals in an epic quest full of action, comedy, and dynamic sword fighting, all set to the beat of a unique hip-hop infused soundtrack.

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List of Characters and Actors

 
Thornton, Kirk
English  
 
Jin
Main  
 
Kawasumi, Ayako
Japanese  
 
Kasumi, Fuu
Main  
 
Blum, Steven
English  
 
Mugen
Main  
 
Kramer, Steve
English  
 
Akame
Supporting  
 
Price, Jamieson
English  
 
Aohabu
Supporting  
 
Stone, Doug
English  
 
Bantou
Supporting  
 
Hiyama, Nobuyuki
Japanese  
 
Benitokage
Supporting  
 
Fahn, Melissa
English  
 
Budoukiba
Supporting  
 
Wakamoto, Norio
Japanese  
 
Bundai
Supporting  
 
Kramer, Steve
English  
 
 
 
Daigorou
Supporting  
 
Lang, Lex
English  
 
de Xavier III, Francisco
Supporting  
 
 
Denkibo
Supporting  
 
Stone, Doug
English  
 
Doubleday, Abner
Supporting  
 
Nagasako, Takashi
Japanese  
 
Fuupa
Supporting  
 
Nishi, Rintarou
Japanese  
 
Hanjiro
Supporting  
 
Morikubo, Showtaro
Japanese  
 
Hankichi, Otawa
Supporting  
 
Oliver, Tony
English  
 
Heike, Shige
Supporting  
 
Woren, Dan
English  
 
Hikoichi
Supporting  
 
Miki, Shinichiro
Japanese  
 
Hishikawa, Moronobu
Supporting  
 
Lee, Wendee
English  
 
Hotaru
Supporting  
 
Elias-Fahn, Dorothy
English  
 
Ikitsuki Islander
Supporting  
 
Ruff, Michelle
English  
 
Imano, Yatsuha
Supporting  
 
Forest, Michael
English  
 
Inuyama
Supporting  
 
Ootomo, Ryuuzaburou
Japanese  
 
Ishimatsu
Supporting  
 
Wittenberg, Dave
English  
 
Kagemaru
Supporting  
 
Papenbrook, Bob
English  
 
Kaikizou
Supporting  
 
Sugou, Takayuki
Japanese  
 
Kariya, Kagetoki
Supporting  
 
Stone, Doug
English  
 
Kasumi, Seizou
Supporting  
 

 
 
Kasumi-san
Supporting  
 
Shibata, Hidekatsu
Japanese  
 
Kawara, Heitarou
Supporting  
 
Yamaguchi, Mayumi
Japanese  
 
Kawara, Sousuke
Supporting  
 
Kramer, Steve
English  
 
Ken
Supporting  
 
Sakaguchi, Kouichi
Japanese  
 
Kikumaru
Supporting  
 
Kramer, Steve
English  
 
Kikuzou
Supporting  
 
Canna, Nobutoshi
Japanese  
 
Kinogasa
Supporting  
 
Ootsuka, Houchuu
Japanese  
 
Kitching, Isaac
Supporting  
 
Aomori, Shin
English  
 
Kogoro
Supporting  
 
Sheh, Stephanie
English  
 
Koza
Supporting  
 
Hirose, Masashi
Japanese  
 
Kuroihara
Supporting  
 
Lang, Lex
English  
 
Machidoshiyori
Supporting  
 
Inoue, Makio
Japanese  
 
Mariya, Enshirou
Supporting  
 
Ishihara, Bon
Japanese  
 
Matagi
Supporting  
 
Nakata, Jouji
Japanese  
 
Momochi, Ginsa
Supporting  
 
Asou, Tomohisa
Japanese  
 
Momoi, Seishirou
Supporting  
 
Yanada, Kiyoyuki
Japanese  
 
Mukuro
Supporting  
 
Kawamura, Takuo
Japanese  
 
Munetada, Tajima
Supporting  
 
Tachiki, Fumihiko
Japanese  
 
Nagatomi, Rikiei
Supporting  
 
Yajima, Masaaki
Japanese  
 
Narrator
Supporting  
 
Suyama, Akio
Japanese  
 
Niwa, Kazunosuke
Supporting  
 
Yuuki, Hiro
Japanese  
 
Niwa, Tatsunoshin
Supporting  
 
Stone, Doug
English  
 
Niwa, Juunosuke
Supporting  
 
Oliver, Tony
English  
 
Nobu
Supporting  
 
Devon, Mari
English  
 
O-Hatsu
Supporting  
 
Goodson, Barbara
English  
 
Ogin
Supporting  
 
Kazama, Yuuto
Japanese  
 
Ogura, Bunta
Supporting  
 
Ootsuka, Akio
Japanese  
 
Okuru
Supporting  
 
Price, Jamieson
English  
 
Oniwakamaru
Supporting  
 
Kiuchi, Reiko
Japanese  
 
Oryuu
Supporting  
 
Chiba, Isshin
Japanese  
 
Oshaberi, Ichiemon
Supporting  
 
Papenbrook, Bob
English  
 
Oshou, Ingen
Supporting  
 
Lang, Lex
English  
 
Oshou
Supporting  
 
Sayuri
Japanese  
 
Osuzu
Supporting  
 
Cho
Japanese  
 
Penta
Supporting  
 
Wyner, Tom
English  
 
Roujyu
Supporting  
 
Tsukada, Masaaki
Japanese  
 
Roukishi
Supporting  
 
Mallow, Dave
English  
 
Ryuu
Supporting  
 
Silverstein, Keith
English  
 
Sabini
Supporting  
 
McConnohie, Michael
English  
 
Sakami, Manzou
Supporting  
 
Yamadera, Kouichi
Japanese  
 
Sakonshougen, Nagamitsu
Supporting  
 
Tamagawa, Sakiko
Japanese  
 
Sara
Supporting  
 
Wittenberg, Dave
English  
 
Sasaki, Ryujiro
Supporting  
 
Murozono, Takehiro
Japanese  
 
Satsuma Official
Supporting  
 
Sampler, Philece
English  
 
Sawa
Supporting  
 
Billingslea, Beau
English  
 
Shibui, Matsunosuke
Supporting  
 
 
Shibui, Tomonoshin
Supporting  
 
Taylor, Julie Ann
English  
 
Shino
Supporting  
 
Cappelletti, Joe
English  
 
Shinpachi
Supporting  
 
Bosch, Johnny Yong
English  
 
Shinsuke
Supporting  
 
Narita, Ken
Japanese  
 
Shiren
Supporting  
 
Hayami, Show
Japanese  
 
Shoryu
Supporting  
 
Strauss, Kim
English  
 
Sukeemon, Tanaka
Supporting  
 
 
Suzukichi
Supporting  
 
Horikawa, Jin
Japanese  
 
Tamoto
Supporting  
 
Kameyama, Sukekiyo
Japanese  
 
Uhori
Supporting  
 
Koyasu, Takehito
Japanese  
 
Umanosuke
Supporting  
 
Seki, Toshihiko
Japanese  
 
Yamane
Supporting  
 
Ochman, Joe
English  
 
Yoshijiro
Supporting  
 
Kiyokawa, Motomu
Japanese  
 
Yoshikichi
Supporting  
 
Staley, Steve
English  
 
Yukimaru
Supporting  
 
Toyoguchi, Megumi
Japanese  
 
Yuri
Supporting  
 
Papenbrook, Bob
English  
 
Zuikou
Supporting  

List of Staffs

 
 
 
Sasaki, Shiro
Producer
 
Hosoda, Mamoru
Director
 
Watanabe, Shinichiro
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard
 
Inokawa, Shintaro
Episode Director
 
Nakazawa, Kazuto
Episode Director, Storyboard, Character Design, Key Animation, Chief Animation Director, Animation Director
 
Sasajima, Keiichi
Episode Director, Key Animation
 
Tsunematsu, Kei
Episode Director
 
Yamamoto, Sayo
Episode Director, Storyboard
 
 
Sato, Dai
Script
 
Imaishi, Hiroyuki
Storyboard
 
Katayama, Kazuyoshi
Storyboard
 
Masui, Souichi
Storyboard
 
Murase, Shukou
Storyboard
 
Okamura, Tensai
Storyboard
 
Tsukasa, Sunaga
Storyboard
 
Yonetani, Yoshitomo
Storyboard
 
Evwana, Michiko
Theme Song Performance, Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Lyrics
 
Nujabes
Theme Song Performance, Theme Song Composition, Music
 
Shing02
Theme Song Performance
 
Fat Jon
Music
 
 
Fukazawa, Manabu
Key Animation
 
Hashimoto, Shinji
Key Animation
 
Hori, Takafumi
Key Animation
 
Hosoi, Mieko
Key Animation
 
Itou, Nobutake
Assistant Animation Director, Key Animation, Animation Director
 
Itou, Akira
In-Between Animation
 
Kamei, Osamu
Key Animation
 
Kamei, Kanta
Key Animation
 
Koike, Takeshi
Key Animation
 
Komatsu, Eiji
Key Animation
 
Kumazen, Takashi
Key Animation
 
Maeda, Mahiro
Mechanical Design
 
Masuda, Hiromi
2nd Key Animation, Key Animation
 
Morishita, Hiromitsu
Animation Director
 
Mukouda, Takashi
Key Animation
 
Nakai, Jun
Animation Director
 
Nakatani, Seiichi
Key Animation
 
Ogura, Hiroyuki
Key Animation
 
Okazaki, Hiromi
Key Animation
 
Sasaki, Youhei
Key Animation
 
Satomi, Atsushi
Background Art
 
Shikama, Takahiro
In-Between Animation
 
Snipes
Key Animation
 
Suzuki, Eri
Color Design
 
Suzuki, Tatsuya
Animation Director, Key Animation
 
Takata, Akira
Key Animation
 
Takemoto, Daisuke
Key Animation
 
Taniguchi, Moriyasu
Animation Director
 
Teraoka, Iwao
Key Animation
 
Tsutchie
Music
 
Ueda, Fumiko
Key Animation
 
Waki, Takeshi
Art Director
 
Watanabe, Michie
Background Art
 
Yamada, Masaki
Key Animation, Animation Director, Assistant Animation Director
 
Yamada, Kazuhiro
Director of Photography
 
Yamashita, Yoshimitsu
Animation Director, Key Animation
 
Yuasa, Masaaki
Key Animation