Samurai Champloo

Season 2 Episode 14

Evanescent Encounter (Part 3)

Aired Sunday 12:00 AM Mar 09, 2006 on Cartoon Network
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As Fuu finally confronts the Sunflower Samurai, Mugen and Jin face their ultimate tests. While Mugen must face one of the three insane brothers, Jin continues his battle with Kagetoki Kariya. And there's the small matter of their own duel...

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  • Fuu finally speaks to her dying father, and after epic battles from both Jin and Mugen, the group breaks up.

    Although the episode is very good, and has some very beautiful moments, I feel that it falls short; there's still a longing for a little something more. The ending does indeed fit the show's style; the characters don't show their true affection, and simply walk down a fork in the road. However, there is no sense of finality to it, it seems that the journey the characters took to getting to this point was far more exciting than the destination. All the mystery behind the sunflower samurai is revealed, and the battles are indeed wonderfully executed, but the ending lacks power, a strong contrast to the creators' other show, Cowboy Bebop.moreless
  • What is the best way to end any show where the story is about the journey of several characters. They come to a three way road and simply say. Bye, see ya later?moreless

    All endings should be this sweet. It shows the acceptance that all things must come to a end and we should accept that. What is the best way to end any show where the story is about the journey of several characters. They come to a three way road and simply say. Bye, see ya later? Too many time do we hold on to things in our life when in reality we should be comfortable with the fact that nothing is permanent. Stories are meant to end. As much as I enjoyed this short lived series. It had the best closing lines of any series I have ever seen. \"All right, see ya.\"moreless
  • The best ending to any anime.

    I fell further in love with the show once I had finished the final episode. Episodes...more like. It was the only show I have ever watched that made me worry so much that the characters were dead. I have never cried that much, as far back as I can remember.

    There were parts of the episode that didn't 'require' crying but I was in hysterics anyway.

    The very end made me angry when I first saw it. I didn't want it to end like that. Friends can't just split up after all they've been through. But after a few minutes, it hit me that they were going to meet up again. That's one of the good things about this series to me. The story doesn't actually end at the finish of the episodes. You know they're going to meet up again, no matter whether they like it or not.moreless
  • One of the best endings

    This episode was one of the greatest episodes of Samurai Champloo ever, it was just great, and the series finale. Mugen and the Pirate continue their fight, but things get a little dirty, so they decide to settle it outside. Meanwhile, Jin was defeated, and the mysterious man comes over to kill Fuu's father, and next, to kill Fuu. But thanks to Jin, he's able to kill him instead, but gets wounded badly. On the other hand, Mugen was successful in defeating the pirate guy, but now has to take care of the other one. He uses a bomb, but Mugen survives. At the end, they all have to take different paths, just a great ending.moreless
  • A perfect way to end a perfect show.

    A show that fulfills its promise to bring you and age of courage, samurai, and hip-hop all intertwined with a super story of loookng for the sunflower samurai. This last episode reveals everything we want to know. Why the sunflower samurai left Fuu, why Jin killed his master, and Mugens will for survival. The perfect way to end a season, leaving all the questions answered and possiblities for new stories (though its not gonna happen.) Jin and Mugen resolve not to kill each other, and they go their own ways, leaving us to think up of new ojourneys for them. With lessons that you can actually live by, this show and episode is worth the time. Simply awesome, and Im sad that there are not many cartoons like this, willing to do something different and new. nice work.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • At the end of the episode, Mugen is seen with a new sword on his back. That sword is from medieval times and did not exist in the Edo period of Japan.

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Jin: For my entire life, I've chosen to fight for no one but myself. My dedication, and my study of the sword, was for no one but myself. Until now...

    • Kariya Kagetoki You have my compliments. You somehow managed to avoid a fatal blow. In your current condition, however, you can't possibly defeat me.

    • Kariya: (cleans the blood off his katana) After I've killed Kasumi, my orders are to kill his family and followers.

    • (Flashback)
      Fuu: (Praying at a shrine) God... please, even if it's just once. One day, please let me meet my father.

    • Kariya: (standing above him) You're Kasumi Seizou, aren't you? I'm Director Kariya Kagetoki. By order of the government, I have come to take your life.
      Seizou: Kill me. I might as well be dead already.
      Kariya: Any last words?
      Seizou: Fuu. I have no right to ask for forgiveness, I don't deserve it. But you should know not a single day has passed when I have not thought of you and your mother. Please forgive me.

    • (Jin and Mugen wake up)
      Mugen: It seems weird. Until now, whenever I found someone stronger than me, I wasn't satisfied until I killed him. But I don't feel like killing you now.
      Jin: I think I've found what I was looking for all this time. I, who was always alone... found comrades for the first time.

    • Fuu: (To Mugen and Jin) I hope we meet again.

    • Fuu: There's something I want to tell you.
      Mugen: Huh?
      Jin: What is it?
      Fuu: When we first started this journey, we made a bet right?
      (thinking back to when they first met)
      Fuu: I'm going to toss the coin, if it's heads, you two can both fight each other, but if it's tails, then both of you have to come with me. Understood?
      Mugen and Jin: Agreed.
      (Fuu flips the coin and it comes up tails)
      (back to the present)
      Fuu: Well it was actually heads.
      Mugen: What?
      Jin: It can't be...

    • Fuu: You're alive.
      Mugen: It's you? I thought you were the grim reaper.
      Fuu: I'm just always crying.

    • Mugen: We really suck.
      Jin: You got that right.

  • NOTES (6)