Samurai Champloo follows the journey of these three eccentric individuals in an epic quest full of action, comedy, and dynamic sword fighting, all set to the beat of a unique hip-hop infused soundtrack.
Gintama is a Japanese action-comedy anime produced by TV Tokyo that stars the voices of Tomokazu Sugita, Daisuke Sakaguchi, and Rie Kugimiya. The pilot episode premiered on Spring 2006. Each episode runs for a total of 24 minutes.
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Shigurui: Death Frenzy is a Japanese manga series made by Takayuki Yamaguchi. This animated action and drama series directed by Hiroshi Hamasaki, written by Seishi Minakami, and produced by Madhouse Studios.
DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that despite the katana being the most iconic samurai weapon, the original sword they carried was called the "chokuto"? In contrast to the katana, the chokuto was a straight, slim, and single-edged sword. As the years went by, curved swords became the standard method of forging, and thus the katana was created. Despite being the hulking, brutish warriors that movies presented them to be, the majority of the samurai were actually well-educated, studying flower arrangements, calligraphy writing, and produced ink paintings as well as poetry. In addition to visual arts, the samurai were also expected to be knowledgeable in history and literature.
Presently, the samurai has gained a mythical status among modern society, partly due to their strict code of honor, called the "bushido". They became so popular in modern media and literature. Hence the growing popularity of samurai movies, samurai novels, and television series, especially in anime. Such is their popularity that these samurai warriors have been incorporated into action and romance anime and became a staple in almost all anime sites. Mostly prevalent in anime shows and films which feature sword-fighting, the samurai has been shown participating in both ancient and sci-fi battles. Even if not directly presented as a samurai, one can always expect an anime character to follow the bushido, at the very least.
Rurouni Kenshin (also known as Samurai X) is a samurai-based anime show. It tells the story of a master swordsman that is traveling around Japan during the Meiji era. He arrives at a martial arts school in era of the opium trade wars.
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Bleach is an anime series that is based on Tite Kubo's manga series of the same name. It follows Ichigo as he becomes a Soul Reaper, dedicating his life to protecting the innocent and helping spirits find peace.
Samurai 7 is a 2004 action/anime television series set in a futuristic world, produced by Gonzo and based on Akira Kurosawa's highly regarded 1954 movie Seven Samurai.
Ninja Scroll is an animated film written and directed by Yoshiaki Kawajiri. Released in 1993, the film received favorable reviews from various critics and won the Citizen's Award at the 1993 Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival.
InuYasha is a feudal fantasy romance anime based on the manga series of the same name by Rumiko Takahashi. This anime was broadcasted at the Weekly Shonen Sunday from 1996 to 2008.
Hakuouki, also known as Demon of the Fleeting Blossom: The Mysterious Tale of the Shinsengumi, is a Japanese anime series created by Studio Deen based on the manga of the same name.
Ronin Warriors is a Japanese anime series directed by Masashi Ikeda for episodes 1-19 and Mamoru Hanatsu for episodes 20-39. It originally aired from April 30 1988 to March 4 1989.