Movies and TV shows like Samurai Champloo

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Samurai Champloo (2004)
 8.6
 32K
Samurai Champloo (2004)
Original name: Samurai chanpurû
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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: exciting, thought provoking, captivating, atmospheric, ethnic humor, stylized, semi serious, feel good, humorous
Plot: samurai, obsessive quest, martial arts, adventure, on the road, master warrior, danger, friendship, pride and honor, road trip, search for father, hip hop, redemption, heroic mission, escapades, heroes, imaginary, rivalry, anti heroes, culture clash, down on your luck, misfit, friends, adulthood, mercenary ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: japan, feudal japan

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Most similar movies to Samurai Champloo

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, stylized, semi serious and serious films and TV series with plots about heroes, rivalry, adventure, escapades, danger, martial arts and imaginary mostly in Action, Animation and Adventure genres. Some movies like Samurai Champloo: Ninja Scroll (1993), Afro Samurai (2007), Bleach (2004), Samurai Jack (2001), Samurai 7 (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.9
 30K
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, stylized, serious, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, master warrior, ninja, violence, supernatural, transformation, demon, good versus evil, vengeance, megalomaniac, gold ...
Time: middle ages
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Rurouni Kenshin: Wandering Samurai (1996)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, History, Romance, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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, stylized, serious
Plot: samurai, master warrior, heroes, martial arts, innocence, romance, escapades, rivalry, betrayal, battles, society, reconciliation ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 13K
Afro Samurai (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 125 min.
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: futuristic, serious, stylized, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, samurai, vengeance, sexual activity, african american, androids and robots, adventure, master warrior, danger, deadly, escapades, bar ...
Time: future
Place: japan, feudal japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 37K
Bleach (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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: exciting, comic, entertaining, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: martial arts, supernatural ability, ghost, heroes, adventure, heroic mission, teenage life, supernatural, destiny, danger, imaginary, life after death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.4
 37K
Samurai Jack (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
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, humorous, stylized
Audience: pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: samurai, master warrior, martial arts, good versus evil, time travel, destiny, villain, megalomaniac, warrior, master villain, adventure, revenge ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Rurouni Kenshin: Trust & Betrayal (1999)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
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, stylized, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Plot: master warrior, samurai, martial arts, tragedy, redemption, revolution, idealism, heroic mission, adventure, heroes, hopes, rivalry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.8
 3K
Samurai 7 (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Samurai 7 is a 2004 anime TV series, produced by Gonzo and based on Akira Kurosawa's highly regarded 1954 movie Seven Samurai. The series was directed by Toshifumi Takizawa and its music was composed by Kaoru Wada and Eitetsu Hayashi. There are ...
Style: futuristic, epic, serious, stylized
Plot: samurai, master warrior, martial arts, androids and robots, lone wolves, village, adventure, countryside, fighting crime, rescue, redemption, chaos and mayhem ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 8.7
 4K
Silver Soul (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
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: humorous, exciting, semi serious, absurd, entertaining ...
Plot: samurai, parody, adventure, heroes, resistance, rebelliousness, imaginary, rebellion, financial problem, alien invasion, fight scenes, society ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Hunter x Hunter (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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, semi serious, captivating, psychological, compassionate ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, friendship, young heroes, imaginary, friends, team, fight, danger, heroes, mission, violence, martial arts ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 8.2
 52K
Naruto (2002)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Many years ago, in the hidden village of Konoha, lived a great demon fox. When it swung one of it's nine tails, a tsunami occurred. The fourth hokage sealed this demon fox inside a boy in exchange for his own life. Naruto was that boy, and he ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, semi serious, humorous
Audience: teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, friends, training, good versus evil, warrior, young heroes, supernatural ability, creature, heroes, supernatural, danger, imaginary ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 8.6
 38K
Dragon Ball (1986)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Long ago in the mountains, a fighting master known as Gohan discovered a strange boy whom he named Goku. Gohan raised him and trained Goku in martial arts until he died. The young and very strong boy was on his own, but easily managed. Then one day, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, stylized
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, teens, kids
Plot: martial arts, superhero, dragon, transformation, training, superhuman powers, adventure, imaginary kingdom, obsessive quest, heroic mission, good versus evil, danger ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 8.7
 54K
Dragon Ball Z (1989)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Dragon Ball Z is a Japanese animated television series produced by Toei Animation. Dragon Ball Z is the sequel to the Dragon Ball anime and adapts the last 26 volumes of the original 42 volume Dragon Ball manga series created by Akira Toriyama The ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, stylized, serious ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: martial arts, magical, save the world, good versus evil, friendship, dragon, sacrifice, transformation, training, warrior, villain, reincarnation ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.9
 3K
Outlaw Star (1998)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 650 min.
Story: Outlaw Star follows the outlaw Gene Starwind and his eleven year-old business associate, Jim Hawking. Together they run a small jack-of-all-trades business on the backwater planet Sentinel III. After the two take a job as bodyguards for a mysterious ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, futuristic, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bounty hunter, outer space, cyberpunk, artificial intelligence, criminal heroes, distant planet, adventure, obsessive quest, gunfight, smuggler, alien, spacecraft ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Blade of the Immortal (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, History, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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, tense, rough, captivating
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: samurai, lone wolves, adventure, master warrior, superhuman powers, obsessive quest, redemption, escapades, heroes, rivalry, vengeance, battles ...
Time: 16th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.1
 3K
Sonic X (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Sonic X is an anime series based on the Sonic the Hedgehog video game series. It was created by Sonic Team and produced in Japan by TMS Entertainment. It aired on TV Tokyo from April 6, 2003 to March 28, 2004 and on Kids Station from 2004 to 2005. ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: good versus evil, danger, adventure, heroes, imaginary, superhero, friendship, friends, master villain, chases and races, escapades, rivalry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Yoroiden Samurai Troopers (1988)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
Story: Ronin Warriors, originally Yoroiden Samurai Troopers in Japan, is one of the oldest anime series to air largely uncut to international markets. Since its U.S. re-broadcast in the summer of 1995, its popularity and fan-following has grown ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, stylized
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, samurai, parallel world, escapades, adventure, heroes, imaginary, heroic mission, legends and myths, righting the wronged, good versus evil, danger ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 8.1
 4K
Shaman King (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
Story: Asakura Yoh is a shaman, a person who communicates with ghosts. He enters the Shaman Fight, for whoever wins the tournament gets to commune with the Great Spirit, God . . . that and his fiance Anna wants to be the wife of the Shaman King. Helping ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting
Audience: teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: master warrior, supernatural ability, ghost, supernatural, samurai, young heroes, contests and competitions, uninhibited rivalry, friendship, heroes, rivalry, youth ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.6
 260
Samurai Girls (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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: semi serious, humorous, exciting
Plot: samurai, uninhibited rivalry, school, military life, political unrest, time travel, revolution, battles, heroes, military, state affairs, danger ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Dragon Ball Z Kai (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Rejoin Goku and his friends in a series of cosmic battles! Toei has redubbed, recut, and cleaned up the animation of the original 1989 animated series. The show's story arc has been refined to better follow the comic book series on which it is ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, humorous, stylized
Audience: pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: martial arts, superhero, master warrior, villain, save the world, adventure, heroic mission, battles, good versus evil, escapades, heroes, imaginary ...
Time: future
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Kurau: Phantom Memory (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Kurau Phantom Memory is a 2004 science fiction anime series, produced by Bones and Media Factory, which was broadcast in Japan by the anime television networks Animax and TV Asahi. Set primarily in the year 2110, it explores themes such as ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: androids and robots, superhuman powers, man versus machine, experiment gone awry, imaginary, space and aliens, disorder, danger, escapades, rivalry, experiment, cartoon violence ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Naruto Shippuden (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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, serious, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: supernatural ability, master warrior, friendship, team, young heroes, villain, good versus evil, mission, adventure, heroes, youth, self discovery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 8.6
 44K
Dragon Ball (1995)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Follows the adventures of an extraordinarily strong young boy named Goku as he searches for the seven dragon balls. These balls, when combined, can grant the owner any one wish he desires. Along the way he makes many new friends, and enemies, and he ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, exciting, stylized
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, teens, kids
Plot: superhero, martial arts, monster, warrior, superhuman powers, imaginary kingdom, adventure, obsessive quest, heroic mission, good versus evil, danger, escapades ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Sword Art Online (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: The players of a virtual reality MMORPG, Sword Art Online, are trapped and fighting for their very lives. After it is announced that the only way to leave the game is by beating it, Kirito—a very powerful swordsman—and his friends take on a ...
Style: touching, exciting, mind bending, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: danger, adventure, master warrior, computers and web, swords and armor, love and romance, survival, fall in love, hi-tech, monster, death, heroes ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 7.0
 647
Mew Mew Power (2002)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Japan
Story: Earth is a beautiful planet...rich in natural resources and home to millions of living species. However, over the years 2,500 of these species have become extinct. Humans are taking for granted what Earth has to offer. They have become selfish, ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, feel good, stylized, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: evil alien, superhero, adventure, superhuman powers, young heroes, save the world, heroic mission, battles, danger, escapades, heroes, imaginary ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.7
 4K
Sailor Moon (1992)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
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, serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: superhero, friendship, princess, save the world, good versus evil, cat, queen, young heroes, imaginary, danger, supernatural, heroes ...
Time: 1990s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 8.7
 96K
Dragon Ball Z (1996)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA, Canada
Duration: 24 min.
Story: In the version that is shown on YTV in Canada, the story begins mid-way through the Dragon Ball Z series. Raditz, Goku's brother has traveled to Earth to find out why Goku has not yet destroyed the planet as he was supposed to do. But while as ...
Style: epic, humorous, semi serious, exciting, stylized
Audience: pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: androids and robots, master warrior, adventure, superhuman powers, heroic mission, supernatural, martial arts, save the world, good versus evil, friendship, dragon, sacrifice ...
Time: future, 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Sword for Truth (1990)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, History, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Shurannosuke Sakaki is a masterless samurai with a razor-sharp katana and a cold-hearted personality. Whenever you see the mark of two crossed scythes on his back, death is sure to follow. Because of his exceptional swordsmanship, Shurannosuke is ...
Style: serious, exciting, stylized, suspenseful
Plot: samurai, adventure, master warrior, battle zone, uninhibited rivalry, heroic mission, good versus evil, danger, escapades, heroes, rivalry, rescue ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: futuristic, stylized, surreal, serious, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: samurai, hip hop, vengeance, martial arts, criminal's revenge, lone wolves, adventure, master warrior, crimes, danger, escapades, rivalry ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.9
 2K
Death Frenzy (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Story: Shigurui is a manga series written by Norio Nanjo and illustrated by Takayuki Yamaguchi, based on the first chapter of the novel Suruga-jō Gozen Jiai by Norio Nanjō. An animated television adaptation, based on the first 32 chapters of the manga, ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, stylized ...
Plot: martial arts, samurai, master warrior, gory, contests and competitions, haunted by the past, heroes, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, disability, ambition, matchmaking ...
Time: 17th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Avatar: The Last Airbender (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
Story: In a war-torn world of elemental magic, a young boy reawakens to undertake a dangerous mystic quest to fulfill his destiny as the Avatar, and bring peace to the world.
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, stylized
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: friendship, supernatural ability, heroic mission, imaginary, master warrior, young heroes, imaginary kingdom, adventure, magical, chosen one, friends, journey ...
Time: 2000s
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%