That conversation between Jin and Fuu by the riverside in episode 24…whats that all about?
Second to the Ep. 11 music query above, THE most asked question in Champloo history to date. There are many, many theories about this cryptic little chat. I personally think that, though it might lead one to think Fuu is trying to make an emotional choice between Jin and Mugen, this can’t be so, since there’s simply nothing in the series anywhere else that points to it. But we have no way to know, so your guess will always be as good as mine. My guess, if you’d like to hear it, is simple (though it took me a year to come up with it): by the time Jin finds her, Fuu has already made up her mind to leave them and go on alone, which she does in the next episode. That’s why she seems so wistful, that’s why she tells Jin she’s sorry, that’s why she doesn’t want to discuss any future plans or concerns of Jin’s: she believes that by this time tomorrow they’ll be separated for good. She knows it will hurt them, and she’s sorry, but she’s made her decision. I think this is the simplest explanati