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    Samurai Champloo

    hey,
    Hopefully you guys know one of the best samurai anime Samurai Champloo.
    I had seen a snipet of an episode once but t did not seem to be any good but i was at borders and decided to pick up t he manga and by the Second chapter my eyes were glued into it.

    Its storyline is great, being in search of a samurai that smells like Sunflowers.

    Well feel free to tell me anything you want about, Likes/dislikes Anything?
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    Re: Samurai Champloo

    It's good but in my humble opinion---not as good as most people thinks it is.

    I agree with you, the storyline is good but for me it was easily predictable...I already had a good guess about who the Sunflower Samurai was and i was correct eventually. I like that ogre-looking character tho, Oniwakamaru. Big sniveling abominations just spark my interests for some reasons...It's a pretty good thing that he had more character depth in him, he ain't the generic big sniveling abomination...I guess y'know what i mean if you have already seen him either in the manga or in the anime.

    I wanna ramble on with the whole plot but yeah i don't wanna spoil you and this is not the spoiler's section...

    What i liked about it? Like a usual Samurai-based show, it embodies Japanese history. It was unique in a way that it pieced traditional and modern stuff together....I mean you just gotta enjoy Mugen's capoeira-ish style. The animation is pretty crisp along with the art, that crispness is pretty normal considering that it spanned only 26 episodes.

    Oh, i forgot to mention that it was created by the renowned Shinchiro Watanabe...W/c is a good thing. But i've always had problems with his works....Refer to "Dislikes"

    Dislikes? This is completely preference-based. Its creator, Shinichiro Watanabe is the same guy that made Cowboy Bebop...and like Bebop, it didn't do so much of a connection with me. Besides all the good things i've said about it, it's just not a standout IMO. Something's just missin'...Y'know it's like one of those "that was a good show, so now let's get our lunch".

    Highly commendable but not memorable.
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    Re: Samurai Champloo

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    Quote Originally Posted by kurapika View Post
    [COLOR="White"]hey,
    Hopefully you guys know one of the best samurai anime Samurai Champloo.
    I had seen a snipet of an episode once but t did not seem to be any good but i was at borders and decided to pick up t he manga and by the Second chapter my eyes were glued into it..../COLOR]
    As a historical note, the first TV broadcast of 'Samurai Champloo' was canceled prematurely after episode 17 due to poor ratings in its post-midnight time slot. Having purchased and viewed the collection, IMHO, the series doesn't deserve the Internet hype its been getting. The characters aren't like able and behave more like street punks then samurai. And Hip Hop and Bushido are as compatible as fire and nitroglycerin. Shinichiro Watanabe (not be confused with 'Nabeshin') swung and missed badly with this series, and the core Anime Otaku community agreed with this by deciding that this Anime TV series wasn't worth watching...
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    Re: Samurai Champloo

    Quote Originally Posted by LenMiyata View Post
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    . The characters aren't like able and behave more like street punks then samurai. And Hip Hop and Bushido are as compatible as fire and nitroglycerin. Shinichiro Watanabe (not be confused with 'Nabeshin') swung and missed badly with this series, ...
    I actually think that the whole street punk thing you're talkin' about was positively unique, although i know that Watanabe's attempt on this fusion of funkyness and bushido surely raised a lot of eyebrows from casual and hardcore fans alike.

    I don't think Watanabe swung and missed badly with it, some people did like it sooooo much after all. But then again, part of me agrees with this whole swung and missed thingie...All of Watanabe's works seems to have been swingin and missin' me, i just couldn't seem to like his work. I think Champloo appeals more to new fans, coz most of the people i know that think it's such a stellar show are new to anime. Older fans like me will most likely think that it's either on an average(i think it is) or crappy scale.

    Just like i said earlier, you sit down you watch it and then think about something else afterwards. It's just not one of those shows that sticks in your mind, well, it does as long as you're watching it...at least for me.

    I'll say it again, it's highly commendable but not memorable...Lots of shows are just waaay too much better, but i disagree that it's a show not worth watching...It's good enough to be an upstart show for new fans on the block...JUST new fans on the block.

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    Re: Samurai Champloo

    I like Samurai champloo, even got the entire series foe 50 bucks. and how they got two tottaly opposite samurai to work together is funny, one loud and use breakdancing style and the other is quiet and use traditional style and there were many funny parts as well
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    Re: Samurai Champloo

    I loved that show! I still kind of do but not enough to watch it over. Jin is my fav character, just cuz he is cool and all and has the attitude like mine! I love it. and you should watch the series!
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    Re: Samurai Champloo

    i love this show and speaking of best samurai anime tv show i looks like samurai jack is back on air i think thats a good show too and its funny too caz jack is on the street too
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    Re: Samurai Champloo

    i like this show but i dont have money to buy the series
    i wish i did because i love all animes with violence
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