Samurai Champloo

The BEST episodes of Samurai Champloo

Every episode of Samurai Champloo ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Samurai Champloo!

From the makers of Cowboy Bebop comes Samurai Champloo! Sometime during the 17th-19th century, during the Japanese "Edo era", two Samurai Warriors known as Mugen and Jin, have a chance meeting with a 15 year old girl named Fuu. Through a series of events, Fuu leads the warriors on a quest into several differant Japanese locations to find the samurai who smells of sunflowers. Little do the 3 unique characters realize just where fate will take them through situations of sex, violence, and drugs.

Last Updated: 6/28/2022Network: Fuji TV
Elegy of Entrapment, Verse 2
217 votes

#1 - Elegy of Entrapment, Verse 2

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired 2/12/2005

Jin learns the Way of Water, a woman's sorrow comes to an end, and Mugen both gives and receives an assassin's last gift.

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Misguided Miscreants, Part 2
273 votes

#2 - Misguided Miscreants, Part 2

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 9/2/2004

When Mugen finds out what the pirate was planning to do, he gets his revenge.

Directors: Nicolas Duval
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Evanescent Encounter (Part 2)
239 votes

#3 - Evanescent Encounter (Part 2)

Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired 3/12/2005

As Jin duels Kagetoki Kariya, the most powerful man in the shogunate, Mugen has to contend with three brothers who want his head. Will they survive?

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Evanescent Encounter (Part 3)
306 votes

#4 - Evanescent Encounter (Part 3)

Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired 3/19/2005

As Fuu finally confronts the Sunflower Samurai, Mugen and Jin face their ultimate tests. While Mugen must face one of the three insane brothers, Jin continues his battle with Kagetoki Kariya. And there's the small matter of their own duel...

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Gamblers and Gallantry
299 votes

#5 - Gamblers and Gallantry

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 8/5/2004

Jin comes to the rescue of a lady in distress. He falls in love and tries to rescue his women from the hard life she has come to face. Will he save her and himself?

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Bogus Booty
242 votes

#6 - Bogus Booty

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired 9/9/2004

The shogun's prettiest ninja ends up giving Mugen and Jin an evening that they will never forget. Meanwhile, Fuu gets large.

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Elegy of Entrapment, Verse 1
233 votes

#7 - Elegy of Entrapment, Verse 1

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired 2/5/2005

Fuu, Mugen and Jin meet up with a blind girl who is a traveling musician. Because of her blindness, she is able to sense the emotions of the group. Is this girl more than just a musician?

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Evanescent Encounter (Part 1)
260 votes

#8 - Evanescent Encounter (Part 1)

Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired 3/5/2005

Fuu, Mugen and Jin have finally arrived in Nagasaki to find Ikitsuki island in search of the Sunflower Samurai. There seems to be one small problem that might keep them from getting there though. A group of assassins are following closely behind.

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Tempestuous Temperaments
642 votes

#9 - Tempestuous Temperaments

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 5/20/2004

Fuu is a young waitress in search of a Samurai who smells of sunflowers, but she has some unexpected company with her. Mugen and Jin are two samurai who want to kill each other and are always getting arrested. Can these three learn to work with each other?

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Hellhounds for Hire (Part 2)
422 votes

#10 - Hellhounds for Hire (Part 2)

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 6/17/2004

A dice rolling contest will decide the fate of the gang warfare. Who will end up dying as a result?

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A Risky Racket
307 votes

#11 - A Risky Racket

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 7/8/2004

A thief was running around town, while Fuu, Jin, and Mugen were going to get some soup. Fuu was daydreaming and the thief ""accidently"" bumped into Fuu. When Fuu was paying for the soup, she noticed that her purse was gone and said that the man she bumped into took the money. Will Fuu ever get her money back?

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Lullabies of the Lost, Verse 1
213 votes

#12 - Lullabies of the Lost, Verse 1

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired 9/16/2004

Mugen, Jin and Fuu get into a quarrel and separate, and have unexpected encounters; new opponents appear, old grievances return, and Mugen and Fuu meet a mysterious archer.

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The Art of Altercation
324 votes

#13 - The Art of Altercation

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 7/15/2004

A man hunting for Jin has been challenging any samurai wearing glasses he can find, accompanied by a beat-boxing duo of underlings. The question arises as to whether or not he will recognize Jin when he becomes infatuated with Fuu, for Jin has had to pawn his glasses.

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Lullabies of the Lost, Verse 2
262 votes

#14 - Lullabies of the Lost, Verse 2

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired 9/23/2004

Jin ends a life he hoped to spare. Continuation of the last episode.

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Stranger Searching
316 votes

#15 - Stranger Searching

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/1/2004

The gang enters into an eating competition with Mugen and Jin's swords on the line. After a mysterious man wins the eating competition, they must find a way to get their swords back and save the mysterious man. Will they succeed?

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Lethal Lunacy
315 votes

#16 - Lethal Lunacy

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 7/29/2004

Mugen faces the lethal challenge of a Shaolin-trained swordsman and proves equal to the test, while Jin gets stuck doing all the housework. Can Mugen defeat this trained swordsman or will he suffer from his mistakes?

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Beatbox Bandits
351 votes

#17 - Beatbox Bandits

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 7/22/2004

Mugen, Jin, and Fuu need to cross a border so they purchase Travel Passes since they dont have any.The Travel Passes turn out to be fake. Mugen, Jin, and Fuu are sentenced to death. The guards were going to have them killed until they found out about a errand they needed to run. So they send Mugen to run the errand for them. He must travel past a forest full of bandits and trouble to deliver an object. If Mugen does not make the delivery and come back in time, Jin and Fuu will die!

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Misguided Miscreants, Part 1
350 votes

#18 - Misguided Miscreants, Part 1

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 8/26/2004

Mugens past memories lure himback into his violent past; A pirate makes secret plans. And the lust for gold brings betrayal.

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Artistic Anarchy
386 votes

#19 - Artistic Anarchy

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 6/24/2004

Fuu is targeted as a kidnapper groups next victum. Will the others be able to save her in time?

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Hellhounds for Hire (Part 1)
406 votes

#20 - Hellhounds for Hire (Part 1)

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 6/10/2004

Mugen and Jin decide to ditch Fuu, but they end up joining opposite sides in a basica gang warfare with Fuu in the middle reminding them of their promise.

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Redeye Reprisal
498 votes

#21 - Redeye Reprisal

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/3/2004

Mugen's armless rival retuns with some new hired help: Oniwakamaru.

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Baseball Blues
243 votes

#22 - Baseball Blues

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired 2/26/2005

An anachronistic batch of American belligerents sail into town and a canny ninja-turned-team manager enlists our heroes to do battle with them on the field of honor...which in this case is a baseball diamond. Behold Mugen's pitching skills and tremble!

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Unholy Union
265 votes

#23 - Unholy Union

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired 1/29/2005

A cynical charlatan fleeces the Hidden Christian flock, Fuu gets closer to the Sunflower Samurai, and a truth is finally revealed.

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War of the Words
233 votes

#24 - War of the Words

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired 1/22/2005

Fuu gets a facelift when kids trade in the sword for the graffiti brush; Jin keeps a promise to a long-lost friend and confronts the shock of the new, while Mugen learns to read and conquers a castle.

The Disorder Diaries
277 votes

#25 - The Disorder Diaries

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 8/12/2004

Jin and Mugen read through Fuu's diary and find out that she hasn't been telling them what they need to know.

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