Some days/Some nights/Some live/Some die/In the way of the samurai...
: Shinichiro Watanabe
, Cowboy Bebop
Animation Director/Character Design
: Nakazawa Kazuto
(Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040
, Final Fantasy: Unlimited
: Manglobe, Inc.
North American Licence
: Geneon Entertainment
- A vagrant
, age 20.
- A ronin
(masterless samurai), age 20.
- A former waitress, age 15.
- Fuu's pet, a flying squirrel
by Nujabes feat. SHINGO2 (Engrish hip hop that grows on you like cancer
- Truth of Eye
- Yoshimoto Ishikawa
About the Show
Samurai Champloo, Watanabe's most anticipated effort since the legendary Cowboy Bebop, began airing in Japan on May 19, 2004
. The story takes place in the Edo
period, a time of peace
walked the streets on the top of the social ladder
. Champloo takes sharp animation and combines it with a hip-hop soundtrack, in a very similar way to how Bebop combined bounty hunter
s and space combat
with smooth jazz
. Anticipating the likely high demand
for the show, Geneon announced that it had obtained the licence at Anime Expo
2003. Regardless of this, the show is currently being fansub
bed by four different groups, with raw
episodes being released by an additional three. In this noder's opinion, Samurai Champloo is set to be the most popular anime
(Aired May 19, 2004
(Aired June 2, 2004
Champloo Central - http://www.champloo-central.net/
Community - http://www.livejournal.com/communities/_champloo
Sources: The above mentioned websites, http://champloo.rushtoy.com/, and http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=2636