The BEST Episodes of Samurai Champloo

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 21, 2019

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.

Elegy of Entrapment (2)

#1 - Elegy of Entrapment (2)

Season 1 - Episode 21

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 8.68
120 votes
Evanescent Encounter (3)

#2 - Evanescent Encounter (3)

Season 1 - Episode 26

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 8.63
134 votes
Evanescent Encounter (2)

#3 - Evanescent Encounter (2)

Season 1 - Episode 25

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 8.59
122 votes
Misguided Miscreants (2)

#4 - Misguided Miscreants (2)

Season 1 - Episode 14

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

star 8.52
124 votes
Gamblers and Gallantry

#5 - Gamblers and Gallantry

Season 1 - Episode 11

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 8.40
142 votes
Tempestuous Temperaments

#6 - Tempestuous Temperaments

Season 1 - Episode 1

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 8.30
303 votes
Bogus Booty

#7 - Bogus Booty

Season 1 - Episode 15

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

star 8.27
117 votes
Lethal Lunacy

#8 - Lethal Lunacy

Season 1 - Episode 10

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 8.23
138 votes
Elegy of Entrapment (1)

#9 - Elegy of Entrapment (1)

Season 1 - Episode 20

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 8.23
113 votes
Hellhounds for Hire (2)

#10 - Hellhounds for Hire (2)

Season 1 - Episode 4

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

star 8.19
188 votes
Artistic Anarchy

#11 - Artistic Anarchy

Season 1 - Episode 5

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

star 8.16
175 votes
The Art of Altercation

#12 - The Art of Altercation

Season 1 - Episode 8

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 8.12
141 votes
Evanescent Encounter (1)

#13 - Evanescent Encounter (1)

Season 1 - Episode 24

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 8.11
118 votes
A Risky Racket

#14 - A Risky Racket

Season 1 - Episode 7

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 8.10
153 votes
Lullabies of the Lost (2)

#15 - Lullabies of the Lost (2)

Season 1 - Episode 17

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

star 8.09
118 votes
Stranger Searching

#16 - Stranger Searching

Season 1 - Episode 6

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 8.06
164 votes
Misguided Miscreants (1)

#17 - Misguided Miscreants (1)

Season 1 - Episode 13

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

star 8.05
124 votes
Beatbox Bandits

#18 - Beatbox Bandits

Season 1 - Episode 9

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 8.02
144 votes
Hellhounds for Hire (1)

#19 - Hellhounds for Hire (1)

Season 1 - Episode 3

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 8.00
193 votes
Redeye Reprisal

#20 - Redeye Reprisal

Season 1 - Episode 2

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

star 7.95
228 votes
Lullabies of the Lost (1)

#21 - Lullabies of the Lost (1)

Season 1 - Episode 16

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 7.90
118 votes
Unholy Union

#22 - Unholy Union

Season 1 - Episode 19

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

star 7.67
119 votes
War of the Words

#23 - War of the Words

Season 1 - Episode 18

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 7.48
115 votes
Baseball Blues

#24 - Baseball Blues

Season 1 - Episode 23

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 7.36
125 votes
The Disorder Diaries

#25 - The Disorder Diaries

Season 1 - Episode 12

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

star 7.30
131 votes