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Afro Samurai

Afro Samurai

Alternative Titles

Japanese: アフロサムライ

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 5
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 4, 2007 to Feb 1, 2007
Genres: Action, Samurai
Duration: 27 min. per episode
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.411 (scored by 62683 users)
Ranked: #18442
Popularity: #297
Members: 95,668
Favorites: 595
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

Popular Tags

action drama samurai violent

Synopsis

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.

Related Anime

Adaptation: Afro Samurai
Sequel: Afro Samurai: Resurrection
Summary: Afro Samurai Movie
Other: Afro Samurai Pilot

Characters & Voice Actors

Samurai, Afro
Samurai, Afro
Main
Jackson, Samuel L.
English
Jackson, Samuel L.
Rönfeldt, Jan-David
German
Rönfeldt, Jan-David
...
Justice
Justice
Supporting
Perlman, Ron
English
Perlman, Ron
Orosz, István
Hungarian
Orosz, István
Ninja Ninja
Ninja Ninja
Supporting
Jackson, Samuel L.
English
Jackson, Samuel L.
Sasuke
Sasuke
Supporting
Marsden, Jason
English
Marsden, Jason
Kaulbarsch, Tammo
German
Kaulbarsch, Tammo

Staff

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



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Mar 26, 2015
MoeAllNighters
Story-4/10
The story follows a not so "typical," ronin seeking revenge of the death of his father. Taking place in a world where the Strong's passion is to beat the even stronger and tougher; Afro (Who is named that because of his afro hairdo I guess,) is seeking the one who defeated his father in order to retain the title of #1.

First of all, I would like to point out that the protagonist only motive for his blood-thirsty actions is to find the guy that killed his father that he could barely remember. Yes, revenge is the only excuse for the plot of Afro Samurai, and read more
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Nov 5, 2014
Cajux
When I started watching this anime, I wanted to hear the voices in japanese, thing that I never managed to, because I therefore learned that this anime was an American answer to Japan.... And I'll tell you what, they were very successful, one of the best dubbed anime I ever heard.

They managed to fit everything like the art... I mean look at the details of the characters' drawings, their particular portraits, the dark "aura" they managed to bring from this dark world and look at cool gore scenes! A nice fitting music, enjoyable action moments and all in 5 episodes. What about Samuel Jackson's voice read more
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Mar 20, 2007
Ranivus
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 read more
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Dec 15, 2014
Markezzo
Afro Samurai is an example of blaxploitation in anime working gallantly. We follow a revenge-driven man simply called Afro, learning more about him through flash-backs, as he strives to be the number one swordsman.

There are several things that sets this apart from typical blaxploitation titles. Most of it for the better. Firstly, it has high-quality animation that makes it look like it had a far higher budget than most titles in its genre. Its main characters are fleshed out to a greater degree than I had expected. In addition, it barely even touches upon racial stereotypes and ethnic differences. Why I think this all read more
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Recommendations

Very stylized action sequences. Both are samurai themed. Each has a very serious samurai as well as a more laid back, energetic samurai.
Sword wielding badass and a lot of blood.
reportRecommended by Lucek - Add to favorites
They both have samurai fighting each other. And the gore seems to be equall in both camps. Shigurui is a bit slower but it does have over 200% more episodes than Afro Samurai
Afro and Hellsing both have great action and lots of blood/gore and not to mention beautiful artwork. While Afro Samurai is a pretty good action anime, Hellsing Ultimate has a much better storyline.
Claymore follows a group of emotionally nulled women; violence, blood, gore, honor, and superhuman abilities cause an exceptional amount of reactions from viewers. Both stories have similarities not only among weapons, but revenge, hatred, and a strange moral agreement between the authors. Hidden symbolism plague both stories, teasing that not only increases heart rates but emotions of shock and disturbance. Don't close your eyes for these series, missing a moment of gore, means more than just a passing moment of disgust.
another great ninja/samurai full of action anime

Opening Theme

"Afro Theme" by RZA

Ending Theme

"Afro Outro" by RZA

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