well Shinichirō Watanabe does it again in this beauty yet fresh anime.
samurai champloo follows a story of young teenage girl called Fuu trying to find "the samuria who smells of sunflowers", a journey that will take her and friends across Japan during its Edo period
In company is rude b-boy fighting style Mugen and frosty ronin Jin who make a shaky alliance with Fuu at the start that comes into turmoil during the later parts of the series, due to all three very different yet very interesting personalities and back stories, you don't get a typical sense from other generic animes that they WANT/HAVE to work with each other but rather they are FORCED to work with one and other Mugen and Jin make it clear that they will either abandon Fuu or take out each other when they get the chance
Set in rural Japan during the Edo era this show is give a new flow to it, by adding hip-hop, and it works pretty well just as Watanabe added the wild west taste to space in Cowboy Bebop the hip-hip vibe and urban taste goes well with the settings in this anime, as you can first tell with mugens fight style of having break dancing moves to even the incredible sound track that sounds really amazing, you can tell its not just tacked on but that Watanabe perfectly synced the two opposites together.
You will find great detail in quality as well no episode is short from beautiful, theres only one filler episode and the voice acting is great as well, and throughout 95 percent of the show is humor, literally coming from everyone but still to say with this is still ultra violence and does have a more serious tone near the end just as shown in Watanabes other works
All in all if you like your anime, your afro samurai, your ninja scroll heck if you like hip-hop give this fresh amine a buy its amazing and besides the lack of extra content on the boxset the item is amazing, go buy it now!