The Best Episodes of Samurai Champloo

You're probably a big fan of Shinichiro Watanabe's Samurai Champloo, but what is your favorite episode? From "Lethal Lunacy" to "Stranger Searching," this list ranks the best episodes of Samurai Champloo, with the help of your votes. The ranking of these Samurai Champloo episodes is determined by many anime fans, so this poll will give you a good idea of what anime fans as a whole think of each episode. One great thing about these Samurai Champloo episodes is that almost all of them stand on their own, so you can really enjoy this anime in short bursts without feeling like you're going to forget the story when you return.

"Gamblers and Gallantry" is certainly one of the saddest episodes of Champloo, as it sees Jin falling in love with a lady of the evening who was sold into that line of work by her deadbeat husband. Another memorable episode of Samurai Champloo is "War of the Words," where we learn that Mugen doesn't actually know how to read.

It doesn't matter if you like "Tempestuous Temperaments," "Hellhounds for Hire, Part 1", or anything else- just pick your favorites and give them some love. Vote up your favorite episodes of Samurai Champloo so they rise to the top, and downvote any Champloo episodes you didn't really enjoy.

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  • Evanescent Encounter, Part 3

    Evanescent Encounter, Part 3

    47 votes
    Season 1 Episode 26: In order to save Fuu, Mugen and Jin face the most dangerous moment in their journey. How would they escape from this danger? Would Fuu be able to meet the Sunflower Samurai? And what would be the outcome of Mugen and Jin's fight?
  • Gamblers and Gallantry

    Gamblers and Gallantry

    104 votes
    Season 1 Episode 11: Fuu and the other two come to a standstill in a certain town, where the three decide to find some part-time work. Jin becomes a vendor pulling a cart, where a woman tells him she is set to begin working in the red light district starting the next day.
  • Elegy of Entrapment, Verse 2

    Elegy of Entrapment, Verse 2

    25 votes
    Season 1 Episode 21: Sara told Fuu that she wants Mugen or Jin to accompany her on her journey. Fuu worries over this, but ends up asking Jin to travel with Sara and they set out on their journey. The two have yet to realize that this is the beginning of a sad, brutal fight.
  • Misguided Miscreants, Part 2

    Misguided Miscreants, Part 2

    41 votes
    Season 1 Episode 14: Losing a bet to Mukuro, Mugen ends up participating in a plan to rob some money from a merchant boat. The plan proceeds smoothly. However, unknown to most, a separate plan is taking place.
  • Bogus Booty

    Bogus Booty

    37 votes
    Season 1 Episode 15: In a forest, a man is chased by a shadow of an army gang dressed in ninja attire. As he runs, he throws the bag into a nearby lake. The next day, while the three are fishing at that lake, Jin spots the odd-looking bag.
  • Lethal Lunacy

    Lethal Lunacy

    40 votes
    Season 1 Episode 10: In a certain post town, many samurais are being killed to test a new sword. When Fuu and the other two learn of a monetary reward for anyone who finds and captures the murderer, they put aside their part-time work and rush off to catch the killer.