Samurai Champloo

Season 1 Episode 1

Tempestuous Temperaments

Aired Sunday 12:00 AM May 14, 2005 on Cartoon Network



  • Trivia

    • In contrast to 99.9% traditional Jin, Mugen is pretty much an original invention from top to bottom. The adaptation of the already loosely-cut gi and hakama to a hip-hop baggy style by just cutting the trousers short and untucking the jacket is simply inspired; I'm counting this as an anachronism because (a) this costume wasn't worn this way in the Edo period and (b) it's a conscious attempt to make period clothing resemble a modern style. I'm a little hesitant about including his metal-soled geta however; while there were a lot of different geta types popular in the Tokugawa era, I feel pretty safe in saying metal soles weren't one of them, so these are purely original, neither period nor modern in form. Ditto his sword, which we've pretty much agreed is one-of-a-kind.