ANIME & MANGA - Article
09:54 - 4th March 2013, by John Turner

Samurai Champloo

The last time this boxset hit the shelves it was with a hefty price tag of £60, so it's a testament to how far the market has come for loyal fans that this latest edition retails for a mere £39.99. Inside the cardboard casing you will find one of the most entertaining, stylish and slick shows anime has to offer, so we consider the asking price to be more than fair...

For fans of Afro Samurai, Samurai Champloo is a must-watch, and is the follow-on series from Cowboy Bebop's Shinichiro Watanabe - a recommendation in itself. Set in the samurai era of Japan, the show mixes up the old world with elements of modern pop culture, to great effect. It centres around Mugen, Jim and Fuu as they search to find out the secret behind a mysterious stranger whose only identifying trait is the scent of sunflowers.

A quirky take on the samurai epic, Samurai Champloo is sure to win your admiration the first time you see Mugen's amazing fighting style, which looks more like break dancing than traditional sword play. And, it only gets better from then on in...

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