As far as first anime goes, Samurai Champloo was the gateway series for a lot of American audiences. The blend of Edo-era Japan with modern day hip-hop sensibilities is a cult classic to this day, with banging beats from Nujabes, Fat Jon, FORCES OF NATURE, and more. But if you haven’t watched the series before and don’t have a Netflix account, then you’re in luck!
American anime distribution network Funimation just threw all 26 episodes of the series on YouTube. For free. What more needs to be said? If you haven’t watched Sinichiro Watanabe’s classic series before, you now have no excuse. Check out the playlist above.