Ranked #1814

Afro Samurai

Alternative Titles

Japanese: アフロサムライ


Type: TV
Episodes: 5
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 4, 2007 to Feb 1, 2007
Premiered: Winter 2007
Broadcast: Unknown
Source: Original
Duration: 27 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.411 (scored by 69,817 users)
Ranked: #18142
Popularity: #334
Members: 108,674
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After 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.


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Characters & Voice Actors

Samurai, Afro
Samurai, Afro
Ninja Ninja
Ninja Ninja


Kizaki, Fuminori
Kizaki, Fuminori
Tsuruoka, Yota
Tsuruoka, Yota
Sound Director
Yamashita, Tomohiro
Yamashita, Tomohiro
Theme Song Performance, Music

More episodes Episodes(5/5)

# Episode Title Aired
1 Revenge
Number Two (Number Two)
Jan 4, 2007
2 The Dream Reader
Okiku (OKIKU)
Jan 11, 2007
3 The Empty Seven Clan
The Empty Seven Clan (The Empty Seven Clan)
Jan 18, 2007
4 Duel
Kuma (KUMA)
Jan 25, 2007
5 Justice
Justice (JUSTICE)
Feb 1, 2007

Opening Theme

"Afro Theme" by RZA

Ending Theme

"Afro Outro" by RZA

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Nov 24, 2015
The show is Quentin Tarantino gone Anime. Afro Samurai is a show that doesn't boast a great story or character but gets by simply on its excellent animation and soundtrack.

The theme of the show in a word is "Revenge" you combine that with a Ronin element and basically you have the ingredients for a time-tested winning formula. The story never gets complicated (doesn't need to) or boring (with all the blood n guts how could it?) and that is because of the crisp animation style and fast-paced action sequences.

The voice acting is also top notch, with Samuel L Jackson doing a good job as the read more
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Nov 19, 2015
This is one of the few anime series that were made before the manga so it doesn't matter whether you watch this or read the manga first but I recommend watching/reading them both because there are quite a few differences.

With a revenge based anime about samurai that also has futuristic elements, a hip hop soundtrack by Wu Tang legend Rza and Samuel L Jackson being the lead voice acting role it would be really hard to fuck anything up, and for the most part they didn't but unfortunately the story and some of the characters were kinda average.

Story: 6
The story for afro samurai is very read more
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Sep 1, 2015
I really had high expectations for this anime, and they were crushed for how bad the story is presented and yeah, Samuel L. Jackson but that doesn't mean the anime is good because i didn't felt the characters were there.

The story is mediocre at best, the story follows a vengeful full of hatred man named Afro, who saw his father the bearer of the n. 1 headband being killed by the bearer of the n.2 headband named Justice just for the sole reason of becoming a god (don't know how a headband will grant you that but...ok) and he told Afro if he wants revenge read more
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Oct 24, 2015
I’m sure a lot of people were involved in making Afro Samurai but I cannot discuss this show without mentioning the Wu-Tang Clan. It was an iconic rap group that dominated the 1990s, a team of seven members who served different roles in making the Wu-Tang what it was. Inspectah Deck introduced a philosophical feel to each song with his introspective rhymes, Method Man was the most popular member of the group with his infectious charisma, Raekwon and Ghostface Killah brought their Mafioso ideas into the Wu, Ol’ Dirty B*stard injected his eccentric style of silliness into each song, GZA was among the greatest lyricists read more
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