This is how we praise the sun!
- Feb 7, 2011
- 3 children in a trench coat
I know it's a rather unfair comparison, but it's a comparison my brain kept making because I just rewatched Cowboy Bebop a couple of months ago for the first time in 15 years, so I basically watched these shows almost back to back.Everyone was expecting Champloo to be just as good or better than Bebop. An impossibly tall order. Even as a teenager, I knew people were having too much expectations for the show. I love Champloo, but even it has some episodes I do not enjoy, and a viewer can skip some of them, missing nothing. The music though? Hip-Hop aging like fine wine, and inspiring the Lo-Fi genre for a long time.
I've been going back to rewatch some of the older anime I had really loved back as a teenager to see if they hold up as well as I remember. For some of them all I really remember are a couple of scenes, and that I generally had really good feelings for the shows back in the day, but I remember very few of the actual episodes.
Cowboy Bebop ended up being even better than I remember, Trigun was slightly worse than I remember, but still pretty fun. Samurai Champloo was about what I expected based on my memories, though I was surprised by how many of the episodes are actually really forgettable. Even sitting here having finished the show yesterday I feel like I've forgotten like 1/3 of the show already. The episodes that do hit though, they hit hard.
Going to rewatch Black Lagoon next, or maybe Hellsing, or FLCL.