Samurai Champloo - Complete Vol. 1-7 (DVD) Reviews
Description:Genre: Animation / Theatrical Release: 2004 / Suitable for 15 years and over / DVD released 2010-09-06 at Elevation ... more
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Samurai Champloo is a lesson in contrasts. 'Champloo' roughly translates to 'mash-up' in old Okinawan dialect - and nothing could be more of a mixture than ancient Japanese samurai legend meeting the 1990s American hip-hop scene. While it may seem an incongruous or even appropriative blend, director Shinichiro Watanabe pulls the "mash-up" off with finesse, flavour and a sense of fun - just like he did with space-opera meets blues in his previous work, Cowboy Bebop. Samurai Champloo introduces us to three distinct personalities. Jin is a ronin (or wandering samurai) with a mysterious air of sophistication in his manners as well as in his ... Read the complete review