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Samurai Champloo - Anime and Transnational Viewing

by How to Watch Television

In her essay in How to Watch Television, Jiwon Ahn describes how Samurai Champloo is an anime text that uses the genre conventions of samurai, while providing “something mixed” for the viewing pleasure of the contemporary global audience. In this opening sequence, we see how introducing the contemporary influences of hip hop into feudal Japan contributes to an overall sense of global connectivity.

Samurai Champloo - Opening

This opening to the anime program Samurai Champloo makes clear its "mixed" appeal for a transnational audience.

from Samurai Champoo (2004)
Creator: Shinichiro Watanabe/Fuji Television
Posted by How to Watch Television
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