Samurai Champloo – Episode 10

“Lethal Lunacy”
“Fighting Fire With Fire / Idoku Seidoku)” (以毒制毒)

Mugen faces the lethal challenge of a Shaolin-trained swordsman and proves equal to the test, while Jin gets stuck doing all the housework. Can Mugen defeat this trained swordsman or will he suffer from his mistakes? Continue reading “Samurai Champloo – Episode 10”

Elfen Lied – Episode 1

A Chance Encounter ~ Begegnung (lit. Meeting)

A diclonius named “Lucy” escapes from an experimental laboratory off the coast of Kamakura, which is being used as a facility to hold diclonius and use them for experiments. After killing many guards, she is shot in the head and falls into the sea; her brain damage causes her to form an innocent, somewhat infantile split personality, “Nyu”. Later, she is found by Kohta and Yuka, two cousins who are reunited after eight years to study at university, and is taken back home with them. After she breaks Kohta’s seashell, his keepsake from his younger sister Kanae who died “of an illness” eight years earlier, she runs away because Kohta gets angry with her. She does not remember anything that she has done in her entire life. Continue reading “Elfen Lied – Episode 1”

Samurai Champloo – Episode 9

“Beatbox Bandits”
“Evil Spirits of Mountain and Stream / Chimimōryō” (魑魅魍魎)

Mugen, Jin, and Fuu need to cross a border so they purchase travel passes since they don’t have any. When their passes turn out to be fake, the trio are sentenced to death. However, when the guards offer Mugen a chance to save his friends; if he can deliver an object through a forest full of bandits and return in time, Jin and Fuu will be spared. Continue reading “Samurai Champloo – Episode 9”

Wind: A Breath of Heart – Episode 4

Oya to Hagureta Kodomotachi
Children who were Separated from their Parents
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Samurai Champloo – Episode 8

“The Art of Altercation”
“Self-Conceit / Yuigadokuson” (唯我独尊)

A singing swordsman hunts for Jin has been challenging any samurai wearing glasses he can find, accompanied by a beat-boxing duo of thugs. The question arises as to whether or not he will recognize Jin when he becomes infatuated with Fuu, for Jin has had to pawn his glasses. Continue reading “Samurai Champloo – Episode 8”

Wind: A Breath of Heart – Episode 3

Hikari to Iu Na no Shoujo
A Girl Named Hikari
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Samurai Champloo – Episode 7

“A Risky Racket”
“Surrounded on all Sides / Shimensoka” (四面楚歌)

While Fuu, Jin, and Mugen are going to get some soup, Fuu’s purse is stolen by a thief in the town. Continue reading “Samurai Champloo – Episode 7”

Wind: A Breath of Heart – Episode 2

Omoide no Yakusoku
The Promise from Recollection
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Samurai Champloo – Episode 6

“Stranger Searching”
“Redheaded Foreigner / Akage Ijin” (赤毛異人)

The trio enters into an eating competition with Mugen and Jin’s swords on the line. After a mysterious man wins the eating competition, they must find a way to get their swords back and save the mysterious man. Will they succeed? Continue reading “Samurai Champloo – Episode 6”