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Afro Samurai


Alternative Titles

English: Afro Samurai
Japanese: アフロサムライ

Information

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

Statistics

Score: 7.411 (scored by 79,229 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #18712
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #374
Members: 125,968
Favorites: 793
7.41
Ranked #1871Popularity #374Members 125,968
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Episodes: /5

Synopsis

When he was a young boy, Afro witnessed his father be cut down in a duel at the hands of a man known only as Justice. After taking the life of Afro's father, Justice cast aside his Number Two headband and took the Number One to claim its godly powers as his own.

Years later, having obtained the Number Two headband which grants him the right to challenge the Number One, Afro moves forward in his hunt for revenge on the man who murdered his father. There is just one thing that stands in his way—everyone else in the world! Though the Number One can only be challenged by the Number Two, the Number Two can be challenged by anyone. As his enemies gather to try and take the title of Number Two, Afro must fight through a myriad of foes and obstacles if he hopes to reach the Number One and claim vengeance once and for all.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

The Afro Samurai anime was a creative collaboration between Samuel L. Jackson, Takashi Okazaki, and Gonzo, with the music scored by RZA of the Wu-Tang Clan.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Samurai, Afro
Samurai, Afro
Main
Ninja Ninja
Ninja Ninja
Supporting
Jinno
Jinno
Supporting
Justice
Justice
Supporting

Staff

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


Edit Opening Theme

"Afro Theme" by RZA

Edit Ending Theme

"Afro Outro" by RZA



More reviewsReviews

Ranivus
Mar 20, 2007
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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Sythe
Dec 4, 2007
I was told that this was a very stylish, very gory anime. It was recommended several times to me, but when I got round to watching it, I was appalled at the terrible, nonsensical story.

First of all, the story as a whole is VERY mediocre: boy loses father, boy gets revenge on fathers killer, etc. It's like something from Daredevil. But the thing that really, REALLY pisses me of is this: he hardly ever fights humans. Seriously. He fights killer robots, humanoids and weird monks (one armed with a bazooka!), and finally a guy with 3 arms.

That is why this series comes off as poor.

However, read more
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Ben-Deck
Sep 1, 2015
Afro Samurai
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.

Story
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 read more
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Cajux
Nov 5, 2014
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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