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Afro Samurai (Manga)

Afro Samurai

Alternative Titles

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

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 2
Chapters: 10
Status: Finished
Published: Sep 2, 2008 to Feb 3, 2009
Genres: Samurai
Authors: Okazaki, Takashi (Story & Art)
Serialization: None

Statistics

Score: 7.321 (scored by 1087 users)
Ranked: #51512
Popularity: #2616
Members: 2,173
Favorites: 45
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Synopsis

In the bleak world of the swordsman, it is said that he who becomes the Number 1 samurai shall rule the world. And only Number 2 is allowed to challenge Number 1. Afro Samurai has assumed the mantle of Number 2, seeking vengeance against Number 1, a gunman who killed his father years ago. But assassins lurk at every corner, seeking to rob Afro Samurai of the title of Number 2. Can Afro survive long enough to exact his revenge?

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Background

Afro Samurai was published in English by Seven Seas Entertainment from September 30, 2008 to February 28, 2009.

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Characters

Samurai, Afro
Samurai, Afro
Main
Ninja Ninja
Ninja Ninja
Supporting
Jinno
Jinno
Supporting
Justice
Justice
Supporting
Otsuru
Otsuru
Supporting
Brother One
Brother One
Supporting
Sword Master
Sword Master
Supporting

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KissMyAnthia
Jun 30, 2013
Afro Samurai follows the lone protagonist Afro in his journey to avenge his father and claim the title of the strongest warrior. Along the way, we discover the sacrifices he has made and how far his revenge will take him. The setup and delivery is very basic, with Afro cutting down any and all who stand in his way, in the goriest and most graphic way possible. In terms of story and characters, there isn't anything particularly special, however, the delivery makes up for this, presenting amazing scenes which keep you hooked.Whilst many people have seen the anime, very few have read this manga adaption, read more
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Recommendations

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Both are action-packed manga featuring a protagonist that is seeking revenge for their parents. As such, these manga share very similar themes and motifs. 
reportRecommended by BohemianRhapsody
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Very action-packed, violent manga series that involve apathetic protagonists. Revenge is a theme in both of these, with a ton of sword fights and badassery to go around.  
reportRecommended by MurdocJones

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