Everything old is new again and that’s even more true on Toonami where a decade of anime continues to be all too familiar outside of the occasional new bright spot. The Toonami block has announced that they’ll be bringing Samurai Champloo to late-night beginning on January 2nd, 2016, with firm timing to be revealed later. This is the first time that the series has aired on the network, but since it came out back in 2004, it’s one that a lot of fans are familiar with.
The series saw a North American Blu-ray release from FUNimation back in 2011.
Plot concept: Let’s break it down. Mugen’s a reckless sword-slinger with a style that’s more b-boy than Shaolin. He’s got a nasty streak that makes people want to stick a knife in his throat. Then there’s Jin, a deadbeat ronin who speaks softly but carries a big blade. He runs game old-school style, but he can make your blood spray with the quickness. When these roughnecks bring the ruckus, it ain’t good for anybody, especially them.
Enter Fuu, the ditzy waitress who springs her new friends from a deadly jam. All she wants in return is help solving a riddle from her past. She and the boys are tracking the scent, but there’s ninety-nine ways to die between them and the sunflower samurai.