I'm in the middle of watching Samurai Champloo finally after disregarding it for years because it wasn't Cowboy Bebop. Frankly, I would still rather have more Cowboy Bebop. Given how good Space Dandy is though, I figured it was time to give Shinichiro Watanabe's other big series a fair shake.
While it doesn't reach the heights of those two series, Samurai Champloo is definitely interesting. I'll see it through to the end.
Chanbara and the hip-hop aesthetic still doesn't quite go together.
All of that's the long way of explaining how I came across this: