Samurai Champloo

Season 2 Episode 12

Evanescent Encounter (Part 1)

Aired Sunday 12:00 AM Feb 23, 2006 on Cartoon Network



  • Notes

    • Translation note: Jin talks about Nanban while eating with Fuu and Mugen. Nanban is a Japanese word which originally designated people from South Asia and South-East Asia.
      The word took on a new meaning when it came to designate Europeans, the first of whom started to arrive in Japan in 1543, first from Portugal, then Spain, and later the Netherlands and England. The word Nanban was thought naturally appropriate for the new visitors, since they came in by ship from the South, and their manners were considered quite unsophisticated by the Japanese.