English: Samurai Champloo
Aired: May 20, 2004 to Mar 19, 2005
Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Historical, Samurai, Shounen
Rating: R – 17+ (violence & profanity)
MAL: Samurai Champloo
In Samurai Champloo, corruption runs rampant in the midst of the Edo Era of Japan. A single mistake leaves Fuu, an orphaned young woman working in a teahouse, with her hands on the chopping block of an angry samurai. Desperate for help, she bribes a loose cannon swordsman named Mugen to save her.
Then Jin, a disciplined yet master-less samurai, enters the teahouse. You can imagine what happened next. The resulting battle between the two ends up setting the place ablaze. Facing execution the next day, Fuu agrees to save them both, on one condition: they must become her bodyguards as she searches for the samurai that smells of sunflowers.
From then on, the three travel together despite their radically different outlooks in life, coming to learn more about one another as they clash blades with everyone who gets in their way in this exciting samurai-drama anime mixed with modern hip-hop influences.