Samurai Champloo is one of the most entertaining adventures in the samurai genre. Three unwilling companions set out on a journey across Edo period Japan. A young woman looking for a possibly nonexistent samurai that smells like sunflowers, a wild swordsman looking to challenge absolutely anyone who irritates him, and a taciturn ronin with a hidden past forge an unlikely bond. Though set in the 17th century, Samurai Champloo has a hip-hop sensibility, with many modern references and themes. The dialogue is extremely witty and the characters endearing.