Samurai Champloo Samurai Champloo


Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Mugen with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Samurai Champloo

Created by Pokejedservo on Jan 14 2010
Samurai Champloo (2005)
MugenSteve Blum
Steve Blum
Samurai Champloo: Sidetracked (2006)
MugenLiam O'Brien
Liam O'Brien


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said at 12:16 AM on Sun Apr 10 2016
I'd take both.
said at 7:37 AM on Sun Mar 13 2016
 3 Shout Outs!
1) Steve Blum
2) Liam O'Brien

I actually watched the series in Japanese, so I'm much more familiar with how Kazuya Nakai handled Mugen than I am either one of these guys; speaking of which, he's probably one of the most distinctive-sounding seiyuus I can think of, and he did such an awesome job voicing this character. That said, both Steve and Liam do very well with what material they're given. Of the two, I prefer Blum's take, though O'Brien was a nice alternative.
said at 6:30 AM on Sun Feb 21 2016
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Steve Blum was pretty awesome as Mugen. It was a nice change of pace from his usual more laid back characters (like Spike) he's known for, he really brought out the punk aspect of Mugen rather well (maybe not as well as Kazuya Nakai) but still pretty good all things considered.

Liam O'Brien sounds really uncannily similar to Richard Ian Cox's InuYasha....I don't think I've ever heard him use this voice anywhere else, it's a shame it's a pretty good and unique voice. I could have been fine with Liam's voice for Mugen had he been cast in the anime.

Though Ultimately I give my vote to Steve Blum.
said at 6:56 AM on Tue Apr 19 2016
@Autovolt BTW it is most likely that Steven Blum couldn't reprise the role due to having stopped performing in non-union projects, immediately after Samurai Champloo. Kari Wahlgren was (mostly) the same.
said at 12:09 AM on Sat Nov 16 2013
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Steve is the natural choice, but if Liam lowered the voice he has here slightly and added a hint more rasp I think he would be just as great a fit.
said at 9:46 AM on Thu Jul 18 2013
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Liam does the character well enough, but I gotta with Steve.
said at 12:05 PM on Tue Jul 2 2013
If for some reason Steve couldn't do Mugen's voice I'd say Liam would be the 2nd choice. Steve's Mugen is deeper and raspier; I think that suits Mugen's character better. I agree with TheTrueYama about Liam doing a younger (16/17) year old Mugen.
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said at 1:01 AM on Fri Jan 15 2010
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woah I din't know there was a VG of Champloo. Good work by both but I prefer Steve Blum a little more.
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Steve Blum
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