Samurai Champloo

Japanese name: Samurai Champloo
Japanese name: サムライチャンプルー
English name: Samurai Champloo
Dates: May 19, 2004-September 22, 2004 (May 20, 2004-September 23, 2004) (Fuji Television broadcast);
January 22, 2005-March 19, 2005 (BS Fuji broadcast)
May 14, 2005-March 18, 2006 (United States)
Broadcast time: Wednesday, 26:28-26:58 (Thursday, 2:28-2:58 am) (Fuji Television broadcast);
Saturday, 22:30-23:00 (10:30-11:00 pm) (BS Fuji broadcast)
Number of episodes: 26
Animation Studio: Manglobe
Production Company:
Broadcaster: Fuji Television (TX); BS Fuji
Cartoon Network (United States)
Series Director: Shinichiro Watanabe
Episode Director(s):
Writer(s): Shinji Obara
Art Director: Takeshi Waki
Art Design: Eri Suzuki (color)
Character Designer(s): Kazuto Nakazawa, Mahiro Maeda (weapons)
Animator(s): Kazuto Nakazawa (chief director), Takako Shimizu (director), Shinji Takeuchi (director), Mamoru Taniguchi (director), Naoko Nakamoto (director), Jun Nakai (director), Nobutaka Ito (director), Yumiko Ishii (director), Masaki Yamada (director), Hiromitsu Morishita (director), Eiji Abiko (director), Yoshimitsu Yamashita (director)
Voice Actors
(regular characters):

Genre(s): adventure, drama, martial arts, samurais, historical (Japan)
Home Video
United States: DVD (Geneon, 12294-12300)
Note(s): During the original broadcast of this series only 17 episodes were shown. The rest of the episodes were shown on BS Fuji during the early part of 2005.

To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Samurai Champloo go to the Chronology of Animation.

Note on finding copies of programs:
Unfortunately I lack the time or resources to help people find copies of anime television programs. I have put together a web List of Online Video and Book Stores that will be useful to find copies in the United States, some other countries, and one Japanese store. There are other similar stores on the Internet around the world that might be able to supply the DVDs, LDs, VCDs, or video tapes that are desired. Check my Japanese Animation Information page for links to Internet resources that may have further information. I am not involved in trading materials from my own collection. I am still waiting to see most of the programs in this List of Anime Television Series and would be happy to find sources for many of them.

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Last update: December 20, 2008
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