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Season 1 (2004-2005)

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01 "Tempestuous Temperaments" Shinichirō Watanabe Shinji Obara May 20, 2004 May 14, 2005 January 2, 2016
Fuu is a part-time teahouse worker whose life changes forever when two vagabond warriors, Mugen and Jin, stumble into her place of business and end up in hot water with the local magistrate.
02 "Redeye Reprisal" Takeshi Yoshimoto Shinji Obara June 3, 2004 May 21, 2005 January 9, 2016
When Mugen wounds an enemys arm, it sets off a dangerous chain reaction. Fuu is kidnapped, and two deadly assassins are dispatched to make short work of vagabond Mugen and ronin Jin.
03 "Hellhounds for Hire (Part 1)" Shintaro Inokawa Shinji Obara June 10, 2004 May 28, 2005 January 16, 2016
After leaving the domineering Fuu behind, Mugen and Jin arrive in town. Once there, it's not long before theyre hired on as bodyguards by the two clans that run the city.
04 "Hellhounds for Hire (Part 2)" Hirotaka Endo Shinji Obara June 17, 2004 June 4, 2005 January 23, 2016
The paths Mugen, Jin, and Fuu follow bring them together again, but their reunion is put on hold when an untimely mistake intensifies the struggle between two clans fighting for control of one city.
05 "Artistic Anarchy" Sayo Yamamoto Dai Satō June 24, 2004 June 11, 2005 January 30, 2016
An unknown artist hires Fuu for a private modeling session, but his passion for painting turns out to be a front for a human trafficking ring. Will Mugen crack the case in time to save Fuu from a life of slavery?
06 "Stranger Searching" Akira Yoshimura Shinji Obara July 1, 2004 June 18, 2005 February 6, 2016
Mugen and Jin loses their weapons - and their appetites - in an rice-eating contest, and the only way to get them back is by posing as tour guides for a mysterious European with a penchant for man love!
07 "A Risky Racket" Takeshi Yoshimoto Seiko Takagi July 8, 2004 June 25, 2005 February 13, 2016
Fuu gets caught in a web of deception when she falls for prolific pickpocket with a heart of gold. But when her sticky-fingered friend slips his hands into the wrong pocket, he could be headed for a beat down.
08 "The Art of Altercation" Keiichi Sasajima Dai Satō July 15, 2004 July 2, 2005 February 20, 2016
A cocky sword-slinger with a crush on Fuu dishes the dirt on Jin's disgraceful past. If the renegade ronin wants to restore his good name, he will need to get his glasses out of hock and make ready for a throw down!
09 "Beatbox Bandits" Hirotaka Endo Dai Satō July 22, 2004 July 9, 2005 February 27, 2016
The crew is headed for the gallows after getting caught flashing fake travel permits, but Mugen can win back their freedom by out hustling a deranged gang of warrior priests.
10 "Lethal Lunacy" Akira Yoshimura Touko Machida July 29, 2004 July 16, 2005 March 5, 2016
Mugen takes his training to the next level in preparation for a full moon death match with a killer who uses a deadly armor-piercing attack to soak the streets in the blood of his victims.
11 "Gamblers and Gallantry" Sayo Yamamoto Seiko Takagi August 5, 2004 July 23, 2005 March 12, 2016
Jin falls in love with a suicidal beauty whose husband sold her into slavery, and Mugen tries to make his fortune in the cutthroat world of beetle sumo wrestling.
12 "The Disorder Diaries" Hirotaka Endo Shinichirō Watanabe August 12, 2004 July 30, 2005 March 19, 2016
When Mugen and Jin do the unthinkable and read Fuu's diary, they are treated to a riveting recap of all their greatest misadventures.
13 "Misguided Miscreants (Part 1)" Takeshi Yoshimoto Shinji Obara August 26, 2004 November 19, 2005 March 26, 2016
When Mugen crosses paths with a face his past, he reluctantly signs on for a heist that could land him a fortune in stolen gold. Unfortunately for him, some old friends aren't to be trusted.
14 "Misguided Miscreants (Part 2)" Shukō Murase Shinji Obara September 2, 2004 November 26, 2005 April 2, 2016
Mugen - double-crossed and headed for the bottom of the ocean - flashes back to his life before he died for the first time. Back on land, a pretty young thing convinces Jin to brandish his blades in the name of vengeance.
15 "Bogus Booty" Kazuto Nakazawa Uwadan Shimofuwato September 9, 2004 December 3, 2005 April 9, 2016
Mugen goes under the covers with an undercover investigator who's out to put the smack down on a murderous ring of counterfeiters. Will he finally get the booty he's after?
16 "Lullabies of the Lost (Verse 1)" Masato Miyoshi Keiko Nobumoto September 16, 2004 December 10, 2005 April 16, 2016
Tempers flare, harsh words are exchanged, and the gang splinters, each member marching off in a different direction. Mugen and Jin wander into some swordplay, and Fuu ends up at the bottom of a river.
17 "Lullabies of the Lost (Verse 2)" Hirotaka Endo Ryota Sugi September 23, 2004 December 17, 2005 April 23, 2016
Jin and Fuu reunite, only to be attacked by a vengeance-driven samurai from Jin's old life. Meanwhile, Mugen takes aim at an arrow-slinging madman who's at the top of everyone's most wanted list.
18 "War of the Words" Sayo Yamamoto Dai Satō January 22, 2005 January 11, 2006 April 30, 2016
Mugen learns his letters from a sake-guzzling maniac, Jin makes good on a promise from many years ago, and Fuu sparks a jealous showdown between two bickering graffiti artists.
19 "Unholy Union" Hirotaka Endo Seiko Takagi January 29, 2005 January 18, 2006 May 7, 2016
Fuu harbors a female fugitive who's on the run from a bogus, gun-slinging missionary. The new girl is trouble, no doubt about it, but she may hold the finding the samurai who smells like sunflowers.
20 "Elegy of Entrapment (Verse 1)" Takeshi Yoshimoto Shinji Obara February 5, 2005 January 25, 2006 May 14, 2016
Mugen defends the honor of beautiful blind songstress, but when the when the trio of wanderers becomes a quartet, Fuu will be faced with an impossible decision.
21 "Elegy of Entrapment (Verse 2)" Akitoshi Yokoyama Shinji Obara February 12, 2005 February 1, 2006 May 21, 2016
Mugen's has his own deadly run-in with the same blind beauty that sent Jin plummeting towards a gruesome end. Who is this seductive assassin, and why is she targeting the Champloo crew?
22 "Cosmic Collisions" Sayo Yamamoto Dai Satō February 19, 2005 February 8, 2006 June 4, 2016
Jin, Mugen, and Fuu fall into the clutches of a hoard of rotting zombie treasure hunters. Next, they get blown to oblivion by an asteroid. Or maybe they just ate some bad mushrooms.
23 "Baseball Blues" Mitsutaka Noshitani Shinichirō Watanabe February 26, 2005 February 15, 2006 June 11, 2016
Mugen's failed attempt at a dine-and-dash restaurant caper lands him in hot water with the locals. Redemption lies with leading the towns baseball team to a victory over the arrogant and unwelcome Americans.
24 "Evanescent Encounter (Part 1)" Takeshi Yoshimoto Shinichirō Watanabe
Shinji Obara
March 5, 2005 February 22, 2006 June 18, 2016
As the crew draws ever nearer their final destination, Fuu makes a bold and startling decision. Elsewhere, unnamed adversaries pursue the travelling trio.
25 "Evanescent Encounter (Part 2)" Kazuto Nakazawa Shinichirō Watanabe
Shinji Obara
March 12, 2005 March 1, 2006 June 25, 2016
Jin enters a bloody grudge match with the man responsible for the ruin of his rep. Meanwhile, Mugen races to save Fuu from the clutches of a sadistic madman bent on bloodshed.
26 "Evanescent Encounter (Part 3)" Sayo Yamamoto
Shinichirō Watanabe
Shinichirō Watanabe March 19, 2005 March 8, 2006 July 9, 2016
Old scores are finally settled as Mugen, Jin, and Fuu finally come face to face with the ghosts of their respective pasts.
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