Samurai Champloo is an anime that is well known for its urban atmosphere and freestyle nature. And I’m not just referring to the animation and the music. These factors are carried out from the characters, to the story, all the way to the dialogue and character designs. Everything about this series spells out the meaning of “cool,” and I honestly have no other way to describe it. However, my favorite aspect of the show is definitely the music.
Since a young age, I grew up listening to a diversity of music. From rock, to pop, to hip-hop, and r&b. I’ve never been one to settle with just one genre. I even listen to country. Plus, I speak two languages, and that adds a little more flavor to my playlists and elongates my list of favorite artists. But, considering that I also listen to Japanese and Korean music, due to the amount of time I spend within the anime community, I can never fully appreciate any of their songs because of the language barrier.
I’ve never been a big fan of changing the opening and ending themes mid season, and I don’t know why so many series do that, but I’m glad that Samurai Champloo didn’t replace them throughout. This song is definitely a part of my top ten favorite endings in anime.
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