Who is the better samurai?

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Who is the ultimate samurai?

Kenshin (Ruroni Kenshin)
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58%
Jin (Samurai Champloo)
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24%
Jubei (Ninja Scroll)
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18%
 
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Who is the better samurai?

Postby Wolfman_Samurai » Wed May 11, 2005 3:29 pm

Okay guys just a quick question... who do you think is the best anime samurai?

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Postby Undine » Wed May 11, 2005 4:42 pm

Kenshin's the only one I actually know of, so I voted for him.

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Postby Kizyr » Wed May 11, 2005 5:01 pm

J-j-j-JIN!

Oh yeah. Samurai Champloo is one of the best, hands-down. I'm so definitely buying up the full DVD box set when it's all out.

Catch it on Cartoon Network if you can. The voice dubbing might not be perfect, but the beat's still alive. No doubt about it, Samurai Champloo will be the best anime brought out stateside this year.

EDIT: I really hope they keep the opening theme. It's done by a really good Japanese-American rap artist, Shing02. He has a couple other great songs in Japanese and English that y'all should check out sometime... well, the English ones; meaning is important in his songs so listen to what you'll understand. Personally, I liked Pearl Harbor myself, a collaboration he did with Bas-1.

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Postby Moonshadow » Wed May 11, 2005 5:46 pm

I also voted for Jin, I recently finished watching this subbed and I loved the plot...although I liked Mugen more. :P
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Postby Etherest » Wed May 11, 2005 6:54 pm

Kenshin's better 'an Jin cause I only watched the first two episodes of Samurai Champloo
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Postby Drake-Dark » Fri May 13, 2005 7:12 pm

Gotta go with Kenshin. Much as I like Jubei, (at least, Movie Jubei) and Jin, Kenshin doesn't always take himself as seriously. Besides, theres not much better then seeing Sanoske, the little kid, and him getting beat up by Miss Ayumi.

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Postby ToLazy2Sit » Fri Jul 01, 2005 12:58 am

Kizyr wrote:J-j-j-JIN!

Oh yeah. Samurai Champloo is one of the best, hands-down. I'm so definitely buying up the full DVD box set when it's all out.

Catch it on Cartoon Network if you can. The voice dubbing might not be perfect, but the beat's still alive. No doubt about it, Samurai Champloo will be the best anime brought out stateside this year.

EDIT: I really hope they keep the opening theme. It's done by a really good Japanese-American rap artist, Shing02. He has a couple other great songs in Japanese and English that y'all should check out sometime... well, the English ones; meaning is important in his songs so listen to what you'll understand. Personally, I liked Pearl Harbor myself, a collaboration he did with Bas-1.

Yeah so I'm rambling on here. I'll quit. KF

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Postby Scorpioeyez » Fri Jul 01, 2005 5:45 am

Out of those three Kenshin but he's not the best samurai ever so I can't really vote for him. Personally I thought Saito was a cooler samurai in that series anyway.
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Postby Dark_Fairy » Fri Jul 01, 2005 2:04 pm

Kenshin! He's cool and tries to be a good guy! He's the only one I know since I can never catch Samurai Champloo on CN and I don't know what Ninja Scroll is.

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Postby Kizyr » Fri Jul 01, 2005 2:19 pm

ToLazy2Sit wrote:Dude, I'm doing th exact same thing... but my favorite guy is Mugen...


Ah yes... depending on what sort of person you are, a lot of folks prefer Mugen over Jin. Mugen has that instinctive, emotional style, where he fights on intuition and lets his training come from that. Jin has the strict, disciplined method.

Me, I prefer the disciplined style. I still think what Jin said in the first episode applies: Mugen has too many wasted moves, too many openings. Sure he covers them up, but he leaves a lot more room for error. Fighter-wise, they might be equal... but as for a samurai, well, I have to prefer Jin. KF
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Postby Angelalex242 » Mon Sep 05, 2005 6:27 pm

I don't think Jubei deserves the title of Samurai. The anime's called Ninja Scroll, not Samurai Scroll...so as 'best samurai' goes, he certainly can't win. He isn't a Samurai. Now, if it were a best Ninja contest, that's something else again.

Pity ya don't have good old Samurai Jack up there, though. :lol:
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Postby Greensky » Tue Sep 06, 2005 3:23 pm

I had to vote for Jin, cause I don't know the other guys... ha~!

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Kenshin all the way!

Postby Reaper » Thu Sep 22, 2005 5:00 pm

Kenshin kicks every other samurais butt without even trying alot of the time. He just has that ability. He has enough enemys to prove it as well... :?
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Postby AlasdairPalemoon » Sun Oct 02, 2005 3:29 am

Now, the question is raised for me. What constitutes the ultimate samurai? Is it just being the best fighter, the most devout in Bushido, the best feudal lord? As far as fighting goes, and I know I'm going to get gawked at for saying this, but I've only seen Jin and Jubei and not Kenshin, and so I'd have to give it to Jin.

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Postby phyco126 » Sun Oct 02, 2005 4:10 am

I think of the ultimate samurai as the one who won't die in a battle.
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Postby Mormon88 » Tue Oct 04, 2005 12:06 am

i've only heard of kenshin, and he was pretty sweet, so hey there ya go
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Postby knuckles90 » Thu Oct 06, 2005 9:47 pm

KENSHIN haha i love that show...to bad i havent seen it in like a year...:cry:

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Postby LuNaRtIc » Fri Oct 07, 2005 12:14 am

I choose Kenshin as well, only because I haven't seen Samurai Champloo or Ninja Scroll... XD You should've put a samurai from Samurai Seven up there! That was really good! :D
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Postby Lunar6000 » Fri Dec 16, 2005 3:24 am

I voted for Jubei although... you guys didnt have the real best samurai up there... Hes the main character from Samurai Deeper... Kyo.
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Postby snaztacular » Fri Dec 16, 2005 5:06 am

Jubei is pretty much supernaturally good...so him!


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