Samurai Champloo Theme Song

Samurai Champloo is an anime series that aired from May 2004 to March 2005. It follows the adventures of Mugen, Jin, and Fuu as they journey together in search of “the samurai who smells of sunflowers” in an alternate version of feudal Japan. The series is known for its unique blend of historical elements, hip-hop music, and dynamic action sequences, making it a beloved and iconic entry in the anime world. The show garnered critical acclaim for its innovative storytelling, stylish animation, and fusion of samurai themes with contemporary music.

Samurai Champloo theme song

The opening theme is titled “Battlecry.” It was composed by Nujabes and features the vocals and lyrics by Shing02. As for the ending themes, they were created by Minmi, Kazami, and Azuma Riki. Notably, the ending theme for the final episode was “San Francisco,” licensed from the rapper band Midicronica.

Below is “Battlecry.”

Ending theme:

“San Francisco” from the final episode:

Additional information about its music.

An album called The Music of Samurai Champloo was released in four CDs by Victor Entertainment under their JVC label in 2004. The first two CDs, “Masta” and “Departure,” were released on June 23. “Departure” primarily features tracks by Nujabes and Fat Jon, along with Minmi’s main ending theme. On the other hand, “Masta” includes work from FORCE OF NATURE and Tsutchie, including the notable track “You.” The remaining two CDs, “Playlist” and “Impression,” were released on September 22. “Playlist” is dedicated entirely to Tsutchie’s work, featuring the track “Fly.” “Impression” combines tracks by Nujabes, Fat Jon, and Force of Nature, alongside the theme “Who’s Theme.”

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