Movies and TV shows like Samurai Champloo

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Samurai Champloo (2004)
 8.5
 42K
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: exciting, thought provoking, captivating, atmospheric, humorous, stylized, semi serious, feel good
Plot: samurai, adventure, martial arts, danger, pride and honor, katana, friendship, master warrior, obsessive quest, on the road, hip hop, journey, sword fight, heroes, anti hero, anti heroes, road trip, swearing, mercenary, ethnic humor, search for father, friends, warrior, misfit, killings ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: japan, okinawa japan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, stylized, serious and captivating films and TV series with plots about heroes, adventure, danger, escapades, rivalry, good versus evil and master warrior mostly in Animation, Action and Adventure genres. Some movies like Samurai Champloo: Afro Samurai (2007), Sword of the Stranger (2007), Ninja Scroll (1993), Cowboy Bebop (1998), Afro Samurai: Resurrection (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, sexual activity, danger, death, african american, vengeance, deadly, adventure, killings, master warrior, escapades, imaginary ...
Time: future
Place: japan
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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, emperor, master warrior, lone wolves, escapades, sacrifice, palaces castles and temples, curses spells and rituals, human animal relationship, immortality ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.9
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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, stylized, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ninja, martial arts, samurai, master warrior, heroes, duel, supernatural, demon, violence, graphic violence, good versus evil, monster ...
Time: middle ages, ancient times
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.9
 92K
Cowboy Bebop (1998)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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: futuristic, exciting, neo noir, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bounty hunter, outer space, escapades, future dystopia, jazz, space travel, neo-noir, friendship, hacker, buddies, fighting crime, warrior ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: stylized, surreal, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: samurai, vengeance, martial arts, hate, master warrior, crimes, escapades, adventure, lone wolves, supernatural, criminal's revenge, mortal combat ...
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, suspenseful, stylized, serious, saga
Audience: pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: heroes, master warrior, supernatural ability, young heroes, friendship, ninja, villain, good versus evil, mission, team, adventure, self discovery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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
Plot: samurai, master warrior, sword fight, martial arts, battles, innocence, heroes, glory, reconciliation, bully, escapades, betrayal ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (2019)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 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: exciting, captivating, humorous, absurd, suspense ...
Plot: demon, adventure, death, friendship, supernatural, danger, magic, murder, teamwork, sword, violence, mentor ...
Time: 20th century
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 8.6
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Silver Soul (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
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 ...
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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, semi serious, compassionate ...
Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.6
 930
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: exciting, serious, stylized, captivating
Plot: adventure, save the world, heroic mission, good versus evil, escapades, time travel, danger, imaginary, heroes, artifact, master warrior, rivalry ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 8.5
 47K
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: captivating, exciting, semi serious, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: samurai, master warrior, time travel, sword fight, good versus evil, martial arts, warrior, villain, violence, heroic mission, danger, adventure ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.3
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Desert Punk (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
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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: humorous, stylized, exciting, serious, futuristic
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 8.3
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Fate/Zero (2011)
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Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Audience: teens, boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.7
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Sailor Moon (1992)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 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 ...
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Audience: teens, pre-teens, kids, family outing
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Time: 1990s, 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.5
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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 ...
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Duration: 22 min.
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Story: Xiaolin Chronicles is a Canadian animated/CG television series and the revival and sequel series to Xiaolin Showdown. The series premiered on August 26, 2013, with three back-to-back episodes serving as a preview. The full series premiered on ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, humorous, stylized, feel good
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: InuYasha's story draws to a close but not before finding Naraku and the Sacred Jewel, and facing new enemies and new dangers.
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, atmospheric
Audience: teens
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Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 8.1
 45K
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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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Genre: Action, Adventure, Animation, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Magical⛦Shopping Arcade Abenobashi is a Japanese anime television series created by Gainax. The supernatural comedy drama is directed by Hiroyuki Yamaga. The series premiered April 4, 2002 on Kids Station. It was licensed in North America by ADV ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, parody
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Time: 2000s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Rurouni Kenshin: Trust & Betrayal (1999)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 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 ...
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Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: The dark fantasy follows a high school sophomore named Akihito Kanbara. Although the boy appears human, he is half Youmu and invulnerable to wounds because he can heal quickly. One day, Akihito meets freshman Mirai Kuriyama when it seems she is ...
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Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.9
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Outlaw Star (1998)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
TV show
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: stylized, futuristic, captivating, exciting, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
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Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Mew Mew Power (2002)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
TV show
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: captivating, stylized, feel good, exciting, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: human becoming an animal, good versus evil, young heroes, heroic mission, adventure, environmental health, imaginary, battles, superhuman powers, danger, chaos, escapades ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.6
 72
Sakura Wars (2000)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 125 min.
TV show
Story: At the beginning of 1900's, Sakura Shinguji received the mission of defending imperial capital Tokyo and came from Sendai to Tokyo. But, the post which she was assigned was the floral unit of the popular opera group at that time. She tries to ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, stylized, captivating, offbeat
Audience: kids, boys' night
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Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20s, 30s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.4
 95
Asura Cryin' (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Tomoharu is a normal high school student... except for the fact that he is never alone. Haunted by the ghost of his dead childhood friend, he moves into a new residence at the beginning of the school year. Life turns out to be a little more ...
Style: exciting, entertaining, captivating, humorous, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, good versus evil, friendship, high school life, save the world, danger, young heroes, teenage life, supernatural, friends, heroic mission, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.9
 15K
InuYasha (2000)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Kagome Higurashi is a modern day young girl who lives with her family by the old Higure shrine. Unbeknownst to Kagome, she is the reincarnation of priestess Kikyo and posseses the "Jewel of Four Souls" (the Shikon jewel). One ill-fated ...
Style: stylized, exciting, humorous, semi serious, fairy tale
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: supernatural, parallel world, magic, adventure, curses spells and rituals, heroic mission, mission, imaginary, good versus evil, journey, supernatural ability, monk ...
Time: middle ages, 16th century, 15th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.5
 38K
Pokemon (1997)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Ten-year-old Ash aspires to be the greatest Pokémon (pocket monster) trainer in the world. To do this, he enlists the help of many friends, and his own Pokémon, Pikachu. Together, they must search their world for new Pokémon, while avoiding the ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, stylized, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: pre-teens, preschoolers, kids
Plot: pokemon, friendship, adventure, rivalry, team, heroes, battles, contests and competitions, villain, danger, childhood, creature ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 2010s, 2000s, 1990s ...
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