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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 55859 users)
Ranked: #17352
Popularity: #272
Members: 83,980
Favorites: 548
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2 based on the top anime page.

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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)

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 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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Jul 25, 2014
tmasterson
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 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

Opening Theme

"Afro Theme" by RZA

Ending Theme

"Afro Outro" by RZA

Recent News

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