Tempestuous Temperaments
Tempestuous temperaments

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Episode 1

Redeye Reprisal →

Alternate Title Storm and Stress
Kanji 疾風怒涛
Romaji Shippū Dotō
Tempestuous Temperaments (疾風怒涛, Shippū Dotō) is the first episode of Samurai Champloo. It orginally aired May 20, 2004 and aired May 14, 2005 in the US.

Episode InfoEdit

Fuu, a waitress tired of being harassed by the village prefect's son, convinces the rakish warrior Mugen to confront him. Across town, skilled ronin Jin kills the prefect's bodyguards as they prepare to kill a peasant. Jin enters the restaurant, where Mugen mistakes him for the prefect's elite bodyguards and seeking a worthy adversary, engages him in combat. The restaurant burns to the ground and the local authorities capture both men and sentence them to death. After escaping their execution with Fuu's help, she convinces the two to join her on a quest to find a samurai who smells of sunflowers.


A list of characters that appeared in Tempestuous Temperaments, in order of appearance.

Matsunosuke Shibui
Tomonoshin Shibui
Kikuzo and Ogin
Sasaki Ryujiro
Oppressed Citizen
Yagyuu Masters
Pervy Guard


  • Mugen's quote in the beginning of the episode is similar to the Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata, who said; "It is better to die on your feet than live on your knees".
  • Near the end where Fuu said she won the coin flip, the straps on her left sandal rip; in Japanese superstition, a broken lace is considered a foreshadowing of bad luck.

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