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Bogus Booty
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Alternate Title Through and Through
Kanji 徹頭徹尾
Romaji Tettō Tetsubi

Bogus Booty (徹頭徹尾 Tettō Tetsubi) is the fifteenth episode of the anime series Samurai Champloo. It originally aired in Japan on September 9, 2004, and it aired in North America on December 3, 2005.

Summary[]

The episodes opens with an obnoxious narrator recapping everything with the adventures of Mugen, Jin, and Fuu with a map and a still image of a frog that occasionally bops up and down. After the recap, it cuts to a scene with dark, foggy mountains with ninjas running in the forest One ninja is particular is seen dashing across a lake where he tosses a small bag of ryo. The following day, our trio is seen fishing in the same spot.

Jin is seen having a hard time fishing while Mugen and Fuu are enjoying the roasted fish they caught and make fun of him in doing so. Fuu tries to tell Jin to eat the fish that they already caught, but he refuses. After hearing Mugen's gossip, he humorously jumps in the water to catch the fish but is instead seen with the bag of ryo.

Fuu being full

The gang decides to head off the city to get some real food. A few seconds later, Fuu gets fat once again. As she brags about being full, Jin and Mugen decides to ditch her again by going through an entry where men is only allowed. It doesn't take too long for Fuu to notice and is pushed back by the guards.

The two samurai immediately find a brothel to indulge themselves, immediately finding their attention commanded by a woman named Yatsuha Imano, with Mugen getting the first round with her. Meanwhile, a meeting is taking place in a secret back room between multiple individuals, including the ninja from earlier and their leader, a man named Ginsa.

The bag of ryō is revealed to be counterfeit and not meant for public circulation until a few days later, causing a great deal of suspicion. They summon up the captured man who had the bag earlier, named Hankichi Otowa, who refused to give them any information about the ryō. Wondering about the presence of undercover spies in their operation, the gang attempts to piece together who it could be, strongly suspecting that Yatsuha is the spy.

Coincidentally, Yatsuha’s overhearing the conversation from the other room just as Mugen is... engaged in some kind of odd pre-sexual ritual. He goes in for some sexual healing, with Yatsuha disrupting the moment by knocking him out with a vase.

As she suits up to rescue Hankichi, Mugen gets back up before she can properly escape. The two fight for a bit, but Mugen eventually pins her against the wall. Thankfully she manages to distract him with “hey look, a naked woman!” before kicking his groin.

He still manages to get back up after that, and Yatsuha uses his desire for “the nookie” to beat down the ninja and rescue Hankichi. She gets whatever information she can on the counterfeiters from Hankichi and then leads Mugen down the elevator shaft, taking the two of them into the heart of the counterfeiting operation.

Yatsuha once again uses the promise of sex to convince Mugen to help her fight off Ginsa and his men. While this is happening, a group of ninja descend upon Jin, but he manages to take them out in one quick strike. With all of Ginsa’s men taken out, Ginsa makes one last desperate charge towards Mugen, but Yatsuha manages to capture him and arrest everyone involved in the operation.

The next morning, Yatsuha thanks Mugen for his help in apprehending the counterfeiters, and Mugen… once again goes in for sex, with Yatsuha pulling the “look, a naked woman” trick again, and Mugen falling for it again, allowing her to knock him out.

Yatsuha has one of her men drop Mugen off at the tree where Fuu was resting the entire time, and she departs from the tree, reminiscing on her promise to Mugen: evidently, she promised to marry him once “both their journeys are complete”, whatever her journey entails.

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Trivia[]

  • It is implied that Yatsuha Imano may have returned feelings for Mugen.
  • This is the first and last time we see Yatsuha. It is unknown if Mugen ever went back for Yatsuha.
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