This story of three strangers on a journey across Japan blends with many modern day themes such as hip-hop culture. Unconventional fighting techniques and exoticism produce a vibrancy that is different from the jidaigeki (historical dramatization) shows that still remain popular in Japan.
Here is a list of a few animes that we recommend, some of which notably infuse fantasy and futuristic themes alongside that cool, samurai spirit!
1. Basilisk (Kouga Ninpo Cho)
2. Samurai 7