Gotsubo, Masaru. Samurai Champloo.

Author:Galuschak, George
Position:Brief Article - Young Adult Review - Book Review

GOTSUBO, Masaru. Samurai Champloo. Created by Manglobe. Tokyopop. 174p. illus, c2005. 1-591-82282-3. $9.99. SA

Samurai Champloo is an action-comedy manga set during the Edo period in Japan. Fuu is a waitress who is on a quest: she wants to find the samurai who smells of sunflowers. Since it's not safe for a girl to travel alone, Fuu has two bodyguards. Well, not exactly bodyguards--you need money for bodyguards. Call them traveling companions. The first, Jin, is a samurai without a cause; the second, Mugen, is a mercenary without a brain. Jin and Mugen are polar opposites in both temperament and fighting style, so they don't like each other; however, they are so evenly matched that neither can kill the other (this is not for lack of trying).

Teens will...

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