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douyang



Joined: 18 Feb 2006
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 3:29 pm    Post subject: Samurai Champloo Reply with quote

Has anyone here watched that other series by Shinichiro Watanabe, Samurai Champloo? It's one of a kind stuff featuring a bizarre but fascinating mix between Japanese history and tradition and modern day hip hop culture, with characters that represent the opposing forces of past and present and which undergo development and challenges similar to those of cowboy bebop, with the past and how to move past it being an overarching theme in both series. It's full of unexpected yet amusing little anachronisms and blazing swordfights, and it really pays off to know about the Edo period in Japanese history when watching it. I just finished it, and I recommend it to anyone who likes a good anime.
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Epiphany



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Samurai Champloo is a great series. To bad it ended. The character mix is a wonderful triangle. The samuri that smells like sunflowers was a neat story line.
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shadowferret



Joined: 12 Mar 2006
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I liked Samurai Champloo...
Lots of Action, and the music was good. It made me realize hip-hop can be decent if you remove the crappy lyrics...
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mrtodd



Joined: 01 Jan 2007
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 4:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

samurai champloo was awesome it was the second ever anime series ive watched.. great music and violence too what more could you want

shadowferret im curious to know which hip hop artists you think have crappy lyrics??

i know a fair few mainstream artists i.e. g unit, 50 cent and all that jazz are shh-tu-pendously aweful.. rapping about their cars, money, b's + H's but delve a little deeper to artists such as Jurassic 5, MF DOOM and Blackalicious and youll see how good hip hop is with the lyrics..
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THYREN



Joined: 09 Feb 2006
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2008 7:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really liked that anime too ... to bad I have only seen about half of it yet. Great action scenes, cool characters and great music.

I remember (more or less) an episode where they had to get a whole village stoned to pass the border Laughing
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Epiphany



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2008 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder why they didn't make anymore episodes. It seems to be very popular Confused

But the first episode and then the one with the gay nordic guy are my favorites Very Happy
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StuckInTheShell



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 11:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Epiphany wrote:
I wonder why they didn't make anymore episodes. It seems to be very popular Confused

But the first episode and then the one with the gay nordic guy are my favorites Very Happy


The reason they didnt make anymore episodes is because Shinchiro Watanabe isnt big on never ending 150-300 episode animes. Similar to Cowboy Bebop it had 26 episodes with a good ending. I would rather have that then a series with almost 200 episodes and no ending (Inuyasha comes to mind).
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THYREN



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 6:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

StuckInTheShell wrote:
... I would rather have that then a series with almost 200 episodes and no ending (Inuyasha comes to mind).


Actually, Inuyasha will end soon I think. But you can mention Naruto ... or Dragon Ball Laughing
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Elmo_Redux



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ya Champloo would have started to drag if it'd gone on for too much longer, that still doesn't stop me from craving another series or a film. Smile
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StuckInTheShell



Joined: 19 May 2008
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 1:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Elmo_Redux wrote:
Ya Champloo would have started to drag if it'd gone on for too much longer, that still doesn't stop me from craving another series or a film. Smile


With the ending I suppose a movie is possible. Or he could do what he did with Cowboy bebop and make the movie take place in the middle of the series.
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