Samurai Champloo Soundtrack by Nujabes, fat jon, FORCE OF NATURE, and Tsutchie Released on Music Subscription Services Worldwide!

Written by TheMartinV

9 January 2024

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Samurai Champloo, airing in 2004, stands as a groundbreaking anime directed by Shinichirō Watanabe. Seamlessly blending historical drama and hip-hop elements, it crafts a unique visual and musical experience that captivated anime enthusiasts and hip-hop fans alike, earning acclaim domestically and internationally.

 

Director Watanabe, known for his deep appreciation of music, selected four well-known hip-hop artists for this project: Nujabes, fat jon, FORCE OF NATURE, and Tsutchie. The tracks they created for Samurai Champloo were released across four CDs – “departure,” “masta,” “impression,” and “playlist” – and became a smash hit. They were reissued as vinyl in 2022, and the vinyl versions sold an impressive 20,000 copies, maintaining popularity to this day.

 

Now, in 2024, the 20th anniversary of Samurai Champloo’s TV broadcast, these soundtracks will finally be available on music subscription services worldwide. As the CDs are currently hard to come by, and a record player is required to listen to the vinyl records, this release will enable both domestic and international fans to easily access the soundsource.

 

In conjunction with this announcement, an official anime playlist has also been released on Spotify. We hope you will check it out.

 

As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the TV broadcast of Samurai Champloo in 2024, various plans are in the works, so please stay tuned for future updates.

 

 

 

  • Spotify official anime playlist “Samurai Champloo”

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/37i9dQZF1DXbXXaIQy2nTx

 

Distribution information

 

Available on streaming services and major download sites such as the iTunes Store, RecoChoku, and mora!

 

samurai champloo music records “departure” / Nujabes, fat jon

https://jvcmusic.lnk.to/SamuraiChamploo_departure

 

samurai champloo music records “masta” / FORCE OF NATURE, Tsutchie

https://jvcmusic.lnk.to/SamuraiChamploo_masta

 

samurai champloo music record  “impression” / Nujabes, FORCE OF NATURE, fat jon

https://jvcmusic.lnk.to/SamuraiChamploo_impression

 

samurai champloo music records “playlist” / Tsutchie

https://jvcmusic.lnk.to/SamuraiChamploo_playlist

 

Streaming services: Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube Music, LINE MUSIC, Amazon Music, Deezer, AWA, Rakuten Music, KKBOX, TOWER RECORDS MUSIC

 

  • Tracks

 

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Samurai Champloo music records “departure” / Nujabes, fat jon

 

  1. battlecry / Nujabes feat. Sing02
  2. the space between two world / Nujabes
  3. aruarian dance / Nujabes
  4. transcendence / Nujabes
  5. mystline / Nujabes
  6. 1st samurai / Nujabes
  7. ole / fat jon
  8. 624 part2 / fat jon
  9. genome / fat jon
  10. no way back / fat jon
  11. funkin’ / fat jon
  12. stay / fat jon
  13. chambers / fat jon
  14. ask / fat jon
  15. how you feel / fat jon
  16. 624 part1 / fat jon
  17. Shiki No Uta / MINMI

 

 

Samurai Champloo music records “masta” / FORCE OF NATURE, Tsutchie

 

  1. vagrancy / FORCE OF NATURE
  2. mist / FORCE OF NATURE
  3. judgment on / FORCE OF NATURE
  4. loading zone / FORCE OF NATURE
  5. paranoid / FORCE OF NATURE
  6. silver children / FORCE OF NATURE
  7. the long way of drums / FORCE OF NATURE
  8. sneak chamber / FORCE OF NATURE
  9. new dimension / FORCE OF NATURE
  10. raw material / Tsutchie
  11. dry / Tsutchie
  12. breeezin’ / Tsutchie
  13. tubed [drum please!!!] / Tsutchie
  14. pretending to…/ Tsutchie
  15. seventythree / Tsutchie
  16. I sighed / Tsutchie
  17. sincerely / Tsutchie
  18. numbernine [back in TYO] / Tsutchie
  19. YOU feat.kazami / Tsutchie

 

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Samurai Champloo music record  “impression” / Nujabes, FORCE OF NATURE, fat jon

 

  1. just forget / FORCE OF NATURE
  2. nightshift / FORCE OF NATURE
  3. Hiizuru STYLE / FORCE OF NATURE
  4. the stroll / FORCE OF NATURE
  5. death wish / FORCE OF NATURE
  6. set it off / FORCE OF NATURE
  7. the million way of drum / FORCE OF NATURE
  8. a space in air in space in air [interlude] / Nujabes
  9. sanctuary ship / Nujabes
  10. haiku [interlude] / Nujabes
  11. tsurugi no mai / Nujabes
  12. dead season / Nujabes
  13. decade [interlude] / Nujabes
  14. world without words / Nujabes
  15. kodama [interlude] / Nujabes
  16. silver morning / Nujabes
  17. bracelet / fat jon
  18. in position / fat jon
  19. night out / fat jon
  20. not quite seleah / fat jon
  21. labyrinth statistic / fat jon
  22. here and there / fat jon
  23. who’s Theme / MINMI

 

Samurai Champloo music records “playlist” / Tsutchie

 

  1. thank you / Tsutchie
  2. yet? why not? / Tsutchie
  3. strike back / Tsutchie
  4. let me know what U think / Tsutchie
  5. mists / Tsutchie
  6. flip / Tsutchie
  7. absolute / Tsutchie
  8. adapt myself / Tsutchie
  9. tuned / Tsutchie
  10. no icon / Tsutchie
  11. stretch out / Tsutchie
  12. process / Tsutchie
  13. reflective / Tsutchie
  14. deeper than word / Tsutchie
  15. 2 messages / Tsutchie
  16. the update / Tsutchie
  17. Offers / Tsutchie
  18. FLY feat. AZUMA RIKI [SMALL CIRCLE OF FRIENDS] / Tsutchie feat. AZUMA RIKI

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