I don’t usually watch anime. Many don’t even consider Samurai Champloo legitimate anime since it’s so Westernized. Nevertheless, Samurai Champloo is awesome.
Okay, the story line is pretty predictable. A girl finds some companions, asks them to help her find “The Sunflower Samurai”, and then they all go through some trials and tribulations to get there. You can even probably predict that the samurai they are in search of probably has some sort of familial relation to Foo (the girl).
It all flows. The characters interact mellifluously while everybody still has their quirkiness. People fight. people talk. At some points, you can just drift away in the mellow jazz-hop Fat-Jon/Nujabes tracks, which tie together the entire thing. There is definitely something special about the way everything is orchestrated.
The entire series is pretty scattered. One day, Foo’s in a...
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