The BEST Episodes of Samurai Champloo

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 16, 2021

Network: Fuji TV

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.

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Elegy of Entrapment, Verse 2

#1 - Elegy of Entrapment, Verse 2

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Feb 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.

star 9.01
212 votes
Misguided Miscreants, Part 2

#2 - Misguided Miscreants, Part 2

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Sep 2, 2004

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

star 8.89
268 votes
Directors: Nicolas Duval
Writers: Shinji Obara
Evanescent Encounter (Part 2)

#3 - Evanescent Encounter (Part 2)

Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired Mar 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?

star 8.76
234 votes
Evanescent Encounter (Part 3)

#4 - Evanescent Encounter (Part 3)

Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired Mar 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...

star 8.62
300 votes
Gamblers and Gallantry

#5 - Gamblers and Gallantry

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Aug 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?

star 8.42
292 votes
Writers: Shinji Obara
Bogus Booty

#6 - Bogus Booty

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Sep 9, 2004

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

star 8.40
235 votes
Writers: Shinji Obara
Elegy of Entrapment, Verse 1

#7 - Elegy of Entrapment, Verse 1

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Feb 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?

star 8.36
228 votes
Evanescent Encounter (Part 1)

#8 - Evanescent Encounter (Part 1)

Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired Mar 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.

star 8.34
254 votes
Tempestuous Temperaments

#9 - Tempestuous Temperaments

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired May 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?

star 8.29
633 votes
Writers: Shinji Obara
A Risky Racket

#10 - A Risky Racket

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 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?

star 8.21
299 votes
Writers: Shinji Obara
Hellhounds for Hire (Part 2)

#11 - Hellhounds for Hire (Part 2)

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 17, 2004

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

star 8.19
418 votes
The Art of Altercation

#12 - The Art of Altercation

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 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.

star 8.17
319 votes
Writers: Shinji Obara
Lullabies of the Lost, Verse 1

#13 - Lullabies of the Lost, Verse 1

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Sep 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.

star 8.16
206 votes
Stranger Searching

#14 - Stranger Searching

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 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?

star 8.12
311 votes
Writers: Shinji Obara
Lullabies of the Lost, Verse 2

#15 - Lullabies of the Lost, Verse 2

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Sep 23, 2004

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

star 8.12
256 votes
Lethal Lunacy

#16 - Lethal Lunacy

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Jul 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?

star 8.10
310 votes
Writers: Shinji Obara
Beatbox Bandits

#17 - Beatbox Bandits

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Jul 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!

star 8.07
346 votes
Writers: Shinji Obara
Misguided Miscreants, Part 1

#18 - Misguided Miscreants, Part 1

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Aug 26, 2004

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

star 7.99
345 votes
Writers: Shinji Obara
Artistic Anarchy

#19 - Artistic Anarchy

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Jun 24, 2004

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

star 7.94
379 votes
Writers: Shinji Obara
Hellhounds for Hire (Part 1)

#20 - Hellhounds for Hire (Part 1)

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 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.

star 7.89
399 votes
Writers: Shinji Obara
Redeye Reprisal

#21 - Redeye Reprisal

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 3, 2004

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

star 7.77
490 votes
Writers: Shinji Obara
Baseball Blues

#22 - Baseball Blues

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired Feb 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!

star 7.68
237 votes
Unholy Union

#23 - Unholy Union

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Jan 29, 2005

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

star 7.58
259 votes
War of the Words

#24 - War of the Words

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Jan 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.

star 7.43
228 votes
The Disorder Diaries

#25 - The Disorder Diaries

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Aug 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.

star 7.13
273 votes
Writers: Shinji Obara