Movies and TV shows like Samurai Champloo

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Samurai Champloo (2004)
 8.6
 48K
Samurai Champloo (2004)
Original name: サムライチャンプルー
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Mugen is a ferocious, animalistic warrior with a fighting style inspired by break-dancing. Jin is a ronin samurai who wanders the countryside alone. They may not be friends, but their paths continually cross. And when ditzy waitress Fuu gets them out of hot water with the local magistrate, they agree to join her search for the "samurai who smells of sunflowers."
Style: thought provoking, exciting, captivating, atmospheric, humorous, heroic, stylized, semi serious, feel good, adult animation
Plot: samurai, adventure, martial arts, pride and honor, master warrior, friendship, hip hop, obsessive quest, on the road, katana, sword fight, heroes, journey, road trip, swearing, mercenary, ethnic humor, ninja, search for father, killings, friends, misfit, villain, graphic violence, waiter ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: japan, okinawa japan

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Most similar movies to Samurai Champloo

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, serious, stylized and captivating films and TV series with plots about adventure, heroes, danger, escapades, rivalry, violence and good versus evil mostly in Animation, Action and Adventure genres. Some movies like Samurai Champloo: Cowboy Bebop (1998), Afro Samurai (2007), Sword of the Stranger (2007), Ninja Scroll (1993), Afro Samurai: Resurrection (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Cowboy Bebop (1998)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: In 2071, roughly fifty years after an accident with a hyperspace gateway made the Earth almost uninhabitable, humanity has colonized most of the rocky planets and moons of the Solar System. Amid a rising crime rate, the Inter Solar System Police ...
Style: exciting, futuristic, atmospheric, stylized, neo noir ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: bounty hunter, jazz, outer space, future dystopia, space travel, friendship, escapades, hacker, adventure, buddies, fighting crime, unlikely partners ...
Time: future, 21st century
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100%
 7.6
 17K
Afro Samurai (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 26 min.
TV show
Story: A Black samurai goes on a mission to avenge the wrongful death of his father in a futuristic feudal Japan.In the Afro Samurai world there are many headbands and they signify the best fighters in the world. If a person should hold number 1, they are ...
Style: suspenseful, futuristic, exciting, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, african american, death, adventure, killings, master warrior, escapades, vengeance, martial arts, sexual activity, ghost, lone wolves ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Sword of the Stranger (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Pursued by formidable Chinese assassins, young Kotaro and his dog run into No Name, a mysterious stranger who gets pulled into the chase. The unlikely companions form a bond over saving the dog from a poison attack, but chaos erupts when the ...
Style: exciting, captivating, serious, suspenseful, touching ...
Plot: swordsman, adventure, samurai, master warrior, emperor, escapades, feudal japan, sacrifice, curses spells and rituals, human animal relationship, immortality, lone wolves ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 37K
Ninja Scroll (1993)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jubei is a masterless ninja who travels the land alone, hiring his services to those with gold... or a worthy cause. His fearsome abilities have served him well, but a hideous plot to overthrow the government threatens to end his wandering ways and ...
Style: exciting, epic, serious, bloody, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, samurai, ninja, heroes, master warrior, good versus evil, graphic violence, supernatural, duel, demon, megalomaniac, monster ...
Time: middle ages, ancient times
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Afro Samurai: Resurrection (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Afro Samurai avenged his father and found a life of peace. But the legendary master is forced back into the game by a beautiful and deadly woman from his past. The sparks of violence dropped along Afro’s bloody path now burn out of control – and ...
Style: serious, stylized, suspenseful, bleak, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: samurai, vengeance, martial arts, master warrior, supernatural, adventure, hate, mortal combat, crimes, escapades, lone wolves, criminal's revenge ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Naruto Shippuden (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Naruto Shippuuden is the continuation of the original animated TV series Naruto.The story revolves around an older and slightly more matured Uzumaki Naruto and his quest to save his friend Uchiha Sasuke from the grips of the snake-like Shinobi, ...
Style: exciting, heroic, serious, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: heroes, master warrior, supernatural ability, friendship, ninja, young heroes, villain, good versus evil, mission, team, adventure, ninjitsu ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.7
 11K
Gintama (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: The Amanto, aliens from outer space, have invaded Earth and taken over feudal Japan. As a result, a prohibition on swords has been established, and the samurai of Japan are treated with disregard as a consequence. However one man, Gintoki Sakata, ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, parody, absurd ...
Plot: samurai, adventure, resistance, rebellion, rebelliousness, heroes, evil alien, financial problem, space and aliens, law enforcement, society, culture clash ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Hunter x Hunter (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Twelve-year-old Gon Freecss one day discovers that the father he had always been told was dead was alive and well. His Father, Ging, is a Hunter—a member of society's elite with a license to go anywhere or do almost anything. Gon, determined ...
Style: exciting, captivating, thought provoking, compassionate, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, team, adventure, young heroes, training, mission, fight, friends, murder, martial arts, life is a bitch, violence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Rurouni Kenshin: Wandering Samurai (1996)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: The Meiji Era was one of great renewal for Japan, where swords and killing were outlawed. However, many survivors from the time of Revolution still live, lurking in the shadows and waiting for a chance to use their killing blades again. Only Kenshin ...
Style: exciting, serious, stylized
Audience: kids
Plot: samurai, master warrior, bully, sword fight, innocence, battles, martial arts, heroes, escapades, betrayal, rivalry, society ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (2019)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: It is the Taisho Period in Japan. Tanjiro, a kindhearted boy who sells charcoal for a living, finds his family slaughtered by a demon. To make matters worse, his younger sister Nezuko, the sole survivor, has been transformed into a demon ...
Style: captivating, exciting, humorous, dark fantasy, manga ...
Plot: demon, adventure, death, friendship, murder, sword, supernatural, magic, mentor, vengeance, destiny, violence ...
Time: 20th century
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.9
 15K
Black Lagoon (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Black Lagoon is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Rei Hiroe. It has been published in Shogakukan's Monthly Sunday Gene-X since 2002, and nine collected volumes have been released so far. It was later adapted into an anime ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, humorous, psychological, semi serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: pirate, mercenary, crimes, femme fatale, adventure, gang, team, rivalry, hostage, arms dealer, criminal, mafia ...
Place: japan, asia, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 7.8
 23K
Akame ga Kill! (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Young Tatsumi travels to the capital of the Empire in order to earn money for his starving people and encounters a world of unimaginable depravity, dominated by the ruthless Prime Minister who controls the child Emperor. Tatsumi is recruited by ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, suspense, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, rescue, heroes, adventure, good versus evil, heroic mission, intrigue, escapades, undercover, rivalry, supernatural, master warrior ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 4K
Basilisk (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, History, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: The year is 1614 AD. Two warring ninja clans, each supporting a son of Hidetada Tokugawa as the next shogun, send ten representatives each to fight to the death for the possession of a scroll. The prize: the annihilation of the other and the staunch ...
Style: captivating, serious, stylized, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ninja, battles, martial arts, female ninja, tragic love, adventure, heroes, escapades, romance, rivalry, love affair, forbidden love ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, asia, east asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 13K
Fate/Zero (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: War of the Holy Grail - Pursuing the power of the "Holy Grail" which grants a miracle, this is a contest in which seven magi summon seven Heroic Spirits to compete for it. In that battle whose conclusion was postponed three times, now, the ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, intense, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: master warrior, adventure, holy grail, epic battle, king arthur, supernatural, escapades, rivalry, ambition, mortal combat, heroes, wizards and magicians ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.5
 978
Noein (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Noein: To Your Other Self, also known simply as Noein, is a science fiction anime television series directed by Kazuki Akane and Kenji Yasuda and produced by Satelight. The series has 24 episodes which comprise a complete storyline. The English ...
Style: stylized, serious, exciting, captivating
Plot: adventure, save the world, good versus evil, heroic mission, escapades, time travel, heroes, artifact, knight, friends, rivalry, master warrior ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Michiko & Hatchin (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: The story takes place in a fictional country with cultural traces from South American countries, mostly from Brazil. The title's Michiko is a free-willed "sexy diva" who escapes from a supposedly inescapable prison fortress, while ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, touching, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, prison escape, foster home, on the run, orphan, partners, crimes, friends, on the road, strong female presence, track down, ex convict ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 1K
Desert Punk (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 580 min.
TV show
Story: In the future, Japan is a wasteland. In the Great Kanto Desert, scattered humans eke out a living in the hot sand. Among them, a short-statured man they call "Sunabozu" makes a living as a bounty hunter. Like a demon of the sand, he seems ...
Style: serious, exciting, humorous, stylized, futuristic
Plot: bounty hunter, desert, mercenary, adventure, escapades, future dystopia, heroes, misfit, chaos, chaos and mayhem, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Ninja Scroll: The Series (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Fourteen years after defeating the immortal warrior Himuro Genma and thwarting the Shogun of the Dark's evil plans, Kibagami Jubei continues to roam all over Japan as a masterless swordsman. During his journey, he meets Shigure, a priestess who ...
Style: captivating, exciting, dark fantasy
Plot: ninja, samurai, chosen one, good versus evil, supernatural power, adventure hero, fictional war, demon, martial arts, dark hero, showdown, ninja warrior ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.8
 7K
Durarara!! (2010)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Durarara!!, often shortened to DRRR!!, is a Japanese light novel series written by Ryohgo Narita, with illustrations by Suzuhito Yasuda, that has also been adapted into a Japanese anime series. As of May 2012, eleven volumes have been published by ...
Style: captivating, exciting, touching, serious, stylized ...
Audience: kids
Plot: urban legend, city life, escapades, gang, supernatural, mysticism, supernatural ability, crimes, friendship, gangsters, snitch, ghost ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 12K
Dororo (2019)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: A samurai lord has bartered away his newborn son's organs to forty-eight demons in exchange for dominance on the battlefield. Yet, the abandoned infant survives thanks to a medicine man who equips him with primitive prosthetics—lethal ones ...
Style: exciting, captivating, disturbing, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: samurai, demon, friendship, curse, japanese mythology, adventure, losing-it hero, supernatural, supernatural power, virgin sacrifice, uncover truth, ronin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 384
Samurai Girls (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: The story takes place in Japan in the early 21st century, in an alternate reality where the Tokugawa Shogunate has remained in power. In this reality, student councils are tasked with oppressing schools. Yagyuu Muneakira is a high school student who ...
Style: ecchi, exciting, humorous, semi serious, captivating ...
Plot: samurai, escapades, revolution, rivalry, battles, friends, uninhibited rivalry, political unrest, friendship, adventure, couples, high school life ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Blade of the Immortal (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, History, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Blade of the Immortal is a Japanese manga series by Hiroaki Samura. The series is set in Japan during the mid-Tokugawa Shogunate period and follows the cursed samurai Manji, who has to kill 1000 evil men in order to regain his mortality. The manga ...
Style: serious, exciting, rough, captivating, tense
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: samurai, rivalry, superhuman powers, master warrior, obsessive quest, battles, adventure, redemption, vengeance, healing power, poisoning, escapades ...
Time: 16th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 8.5
 52K
Samurai Jack (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Made by Genndy Tartakovsky, this animated series tells the story of a great warrior displaced to the distant future by the evil shape-shifting wizard Aku. The world has become a bleak place under the rule of Aku, segregated into fantastic tribes and ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, captivating, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: samurai, master warrior, time travel, sword fight, good versus evil, martial arts, warrior, villain, adventure, ancient, heroic mission, save the world ...
Time: future, 2010s, 2000s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 8.2
 53K
Bleach (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: The show revolves around Ichigo Kurosaki, a good-hearted 15-year-old high school student who carries the undesired ability to see spirits. Others in his family (two sisters and his father) carry this ability to some extent as well. One evening, he ...
Style: heroic, exciting, stylized, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: adventure, heroic mission, youth, martial arts, rivalry, evil force, supernatural ability, good versus evil, teenage life, escapades, master warrior, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.3
 688
Hakuouki (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Yukimura Chizuru is the daughter of a doctor who works in Edo; her father leaves Edo to work as a volunteer doctor and moves to Kyoto without his daughter. As time passes by, Chizuru starts worrying about losing contact with her father, so she ...
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: samurai, rivalry, martial arts, chase, couples, adventure, search for father, rescue, on the road, murder, love and romance, manic ...
Time: 16th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.7
 6K
Sailor Moon (1992)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: One day, Usagi Tsukino, clumsy 2nd-year middle school student (8th grader), stumbles upon a talking cat named Luna. Luna tells her that she is destined to be Sailor Moon, "champion of love and justice", and she must search for the fabled ...
Style: exciting, atmospheric, stylized, epic, shoujo ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: friendship, superhero, princess, save the world, heroic mission, good versus evil, adventure, young heroes, school, rivalry, supernatural, supernatural ability ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.2
 145
Ninja Nonsense (2004)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Shinobu is a naive ninja-in-training. In order to test her ninja abilites, she must steal the panties of all the high school girls. The first house she stops at is the abode of one Kaede Shiranui, who happens to catch Shinobu in the act. Kaeda is ...
Style: humorous, not serious, captivating, sentimental, light ...
Audience: kids
Plot: adventure, friendship, superhuman powers, good versus evil, rivalry, goofy hero, curses spells and rituals, heroes, disorder, escapades, ambition, female ninja ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Intrigue in the Bakumatsu: Irohanihoheto (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 26 min.
TV show
Story: The Shogunate is in its final years, and war is fast approaching. When Yojiro Akizuki, a dark and mysterious mercenary, nears something supernatural with some kind of importance to him, the ornament on the end of his sword hilt waves in its ...
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, atmospheric
Plot: samurai, vengeance, heroes, escapades, culture clash, conspiracy, political intrigue, society, supernatural, martial arts, obsessive quest, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Legend of Korra (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: The Legend of Korra is an American animated television series that premiered on the Nickelodeon television network in 2012. It was created by Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino as a sequel to their series Avatar: The Last Airbender, which ...
Style: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, serious, funny ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids
Plot: magical, young heroes, chosen one, adventure, training, rebellion, supernatural ability, master warrior, female warrior, youth, friendship, peril ...
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Rurouni Kenshin: Trust & Betrayal (1999)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 118 min.
TV show
Story: A young boy is saved from death at the hands of bandits by a passing swordsman. The swordsman offers to take the boy in as his apprentice and renames him "Kenshin". After years of training, Kenshin abandons his master to join the growing ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized, gothic ...
Plot: master warrior, samurai, revolution, heroes, hopes, martial arts, redemption, idealism, treason, tragedy, righting the wronged, civil war ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%