Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 4, 2007 to Feb 1, 2007
27 min. per episode
R+ - Mild Nudity
L represents licensing company
Score: 7.411 (scored by 55859 users)
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action drama samurai violent
SynopsisAfter watching his father die in a duel against an unbeatable villain known only as "Justice," young Afro fixes his life on the study of swords and revenge. The tale of Afro Samurai is one of bloody hardship and pain. Along his solitary path of revenge for his murdered father, he sheds no tears & knows no love. Forever chased by powerful enemies in a lawless technology-speckled dystopia, he evades bullets and blade to reach his final prey: a man who will not die. But Afro will reach his quarry—even if it means painting a road of blood and brains from here to the bitter inevitable end.
Related AnimeAdaptation: Afro Samurai
Sequel: Afro Samurai: Resurrection
Summary: Afro Samurai (Movie)
Characters & Voice Actors
I watched this series on Spike TV and i must insist this is one of the best dubbed animes i have ever watched!
The voice over cast list start off with Samuel L Jackson (pulp fiction, Starwars) and Kelly Hu (X2: Xmen United) two A list actors very famous for their action movies. And their voices get put through the test as they use their voices for multiple characters in the series. And the voices they portray are very believable in my opinion.
As in terms of animation value, one only needs too look at their hair and their tattered clothing flowing in the wind just like in a classic samurai showdown of the old days. Everything is very artistic and not to mention VERY gory (which is a plus for me).
As expected of a 5 episode series, the story is not very detailed on character backgrounds and side stories except the main character (their website more than explains each character). But, they do throw you in the mix right away. The main character "afro samurai" is the second samurai in the world. And he is on a mission to become the number one samurai in the world. And thats where the story starts, his journey to his headquarters.
the verdict? For those who want a quick pick me up action anime that you can finish in one sitting, by all means pick this up! but if youre looking for a super long anime, youre looking in the wrong place. read more
ATTENTION: I watched Afro Samurai a few years ago and just now re-watched it. My opinion changed a bit as between my first trip to the crazy world in which the story takes place and this not-so-long ago as I watched a hundred or more other series and frankly said got used to the toposes found in the world of M&A.
Nevertheless, AS (as I will from now on abbreviate the title) is unique even after those few years. I'll cover the 6 criterions, which are Story (S), Art (A), Sound (S), Character (C), Enjoyment (E) and Overall (O) as I go through the series. Before I start, however, I have to admit that this is my first entry here, so よろしくね.
I have to say that however typical the story is, it has some original flavour to it as a story of revenge. I liked the fact that AF follows his goal all the way through without changing his mind like many characters do. After watching the movie that follows the story I was even more satisfied with the state that we find him in the moment 'Ressurrection' begins. The mediocre side of the series got the best of it: there was a lot of situations when AF had no chance of surviving, barely survived and the next day looked as if he never got into any fight. The motif with him being targeted was interesting, but his skill made it all look not-so-fine. Also, gore moments were cool when I was a teenager, but now they just drag on and on throughout the episodes.
I have to admit the art of the series is quite unique as the style differs from other series. It kicked off as a doujinshi and that's the proper reason behind this, I have to rate it as a GOOD (if the series wasn't 7 years old but for example was produced in 2010, it would drop as the standard went a lot higher each year).
The rap music is not really my field of interest, but I have to admire the good quality of the soundtrack and how it tunes well with the fight scenes.
I have to admit: there was no depth to any of the characters. That's probably because the creators focused too much on the action, but nothing interesting other than the revenge motif came out during these five episodes.
I enjoyed it few years ago and even now it's fun to watch. Nothing deep or intriguing, only pure action and blood everywhere.
The series was original when it came out and it even went viral in my coutry. Nevertheless, probably I won't watch it ever again as it has nothing other than action. If there is somebody that'll read this review, I have to alert you: if you seek something more than action and guts, look somewhere else. I assure you: there are hundreds of more interesting series out there and you'll find many good ones soon enough. read more
Very stylized action sequences. Both are samurai themed. Each has a very serious samurai as well as a more laid back, energetic samurai.
Sword Fighting and plaine awsomeness
Both of these have high level samurais shed alot of blood, also the animes contain blood, violence and a sex scene.
Afro samurai is more like a mixture of samurai champloo and samurai Jack, with a darker tone.They both offer a completely different take on the samurai genre as well as the action. Afro's action is a lot more exaggerated while samurai champloo's goes for more realistic sword fights. They're Recommended to anyone looking for some great samurai action
They both have a unique hip-hop flair that, somehow, coincides with the samurai theme. They also both contain amalgamation of the past and present (like monks with rocket launchers, beat-boxing peasants). It's a weird little niche that both of these titles somehow fell into, and we haven't really seen anything like them before or after.
Nice music, nice fight scenes, similar atmosphere, but AS is obviously more EPIC
Both the shows are about samurai! But the most common and rare thing the shows have in common is their Hip-Hop inspired theme!
Both are Samurai action series. Both have a Hip Hop theme. Both have badass action scenes.
Afro Samurai has Samuel L. Jackson.
Samurai Champloo has Mugen.
surreal fighting; samurais with the unexpectable devices
Both are samurai shows that have a hip hop theme. The action scenes are good in both, but I think Samurai Champloo had a lot more comedy.
Afro Samurai and Samurai Champloo are both about rogue samurai warriors and the way they overcome any appearing problem, always with a based-on-the-tip-of-their-sword attitude. They both have a nice blend of bumpin' hip-hop tracks and samurai action that leads to a unique experience. The fight sequences are stylish and entertaining and the characters in both series are well developed and you won't forget about them the minute you start watching a new anime. If you enjoyed watching one of them then you should definitely check out the other.
Estilo veloz com espada com um clima meio que street .
If you like style, Samurai Champloo and Afro Samurai are definitely two series worth mentioning when taking its action and characters. Among other factors, both series takes place in a samurai-like age where there are feuds and conflicts. From these conflicts, characters usually solves them through power and dominance.
The action in both series are solid and the main character is a skilled samurai capable of combat. They're also quite brash and often speaks out what's on their mind towards their peers.
Both series are also noticeable for their catchy soundtrack as well.
They each have the elements of hip-hop music fused in samurai themes mixed within the context of each other.
Wandering nearly unbeatable samurais looking for one man. Going through a great number of people to get to him. They both give the same feel due to the hip-hop music and the fight scenes.
Same ninja , samurai shit if u like one u will love the other one , simple
both of the animes have this "American" styl, some times same animation
Both series have some really good fighting scenes in them, which make up for the weaker story aspect. With Mugen from Samurai Champloo being the badass, rough gem of a fighter in contrast to Jin, the uniform, well practiced rounen, and from Afro Samurai you have Afro, who is the "number two" of the fighting world, who's so focused on his past that nothing else matters to him at all.
Chanbara and Hip-Hop. Two styles that sound like they wouldn't work together. But these two anime both prove that the two styles blend perfectly. Both shows have amazing fight choreography, similar but still unique soundtracks, and urban inspired design. Samurai Champloo takes it to a more adventure oriented zone, while Afro Samurai takes it to a more cruel place. Either way if you like one, you will like the other.
Sword wielding badass and a lot of blood.
Afro Samurai and Berserk are both extremely violent series that have a really similar noir and obscure feel about them despite having very different settings. They have deadly apathetic lead characters that once set on a path will not be stopped no matter what obstacle they have in front of them. Both anime offer superb animation, incredible shows of swordplay and you will most certainly enjoy the flow of blood in both of them. If you liked watching one of the series I highly recommend trying out the other.
Both of these animes have quite overpowered main characters, whose are just slashing their way through dozens of enemies. They're both kind of introverts as they don't say any unnecessary words. The storyline is truly epic - the one, where you just sit down and watch, watch and watch with your mouth open.
Hardcore hack and slash anime featuring a main character that shows little to no emotion. Berserk is more serious and has a much better storyline, but Afro Samurai is still a fun watch.
Opening Theme"Afro Theme" by RZA
Ending Theme"Afro Outro" by RZA
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