Ranked #1792
Afro Samurai

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
Duration: 27 min. per episode
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.411 (scored by 67267 users)
Ranked: #17922
Popularity: #320
Members: 103,972
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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(0/5)

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Opening Theme

"Afro Theme" by RZA

Ending Theme

"Afro Outro" by RZA

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Mar 20, 2007 7:35 AM
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 4, 2007 3:20 AM
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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May 4, 2009 8:53 AM
A samurai. With an afro. And they point it out in the title, like watching his head wouldn't be noticeable enough.

Anyway, this is a pretty butt kickingly awesome anime about a samurai. While this samurai does not want to know what's the up with the mother-f*cking snakes on his mother-f*cking plane, he does want sweet, smelly revenge for the decapitation of daddy Afro.

Art has some cool fight scenes, like in Samurai Champloo, just more violent. The sound has excellent hip hop origins, so that's good too. So is Samuel mother-f*king L. Jackson's voice.

Afro and the dude who is his annoying sidekick never read more
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Mar 31, 2010 11:34 AM
GONZO is one of the worst anime studios in existence and Afro Samurai is yet another example of that. It even ruins the minds of the people it employs; just look what happened to poor Kizaki Fuminori. His first work was the rather good Basilisk. Instead of improving, GONZO turned his brain to mash potatoes and afterwards he directed this lame Afro Samurai anime, while later on the complete flop X-Men anime. DAMN YOU GONZO! But enough with that; let’s now talk about the anime and how horrible it is even if we don’t know it was GONZO who made it.

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