Afro Samurai

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Japanese: アフロサムライ
English: Afro Samurai
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Type: TV
Episodes: 5
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: May 3, 2007 to May 4, 2007
Premiered: Spring 2007
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Gonzo
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure
Themes: GoreGore, SamuraiSamurai
Duration: 26 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 7.371 (scored by 202885202,885 users)
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Ranked: #26702
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Popularity: #622
Members: 377,812
Favorites: 1,947

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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.

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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. After the success of the anime series, it was adapted into an animated film, a video game, and received a live action tribute short film titled "Afro Samurai: Flesh and Bone." The anime aired first on Spike TV in the US from Jan 4, 2007 to Feb 1, 2007. Three months later, it aired on Japanese television over two consecutive night blocks with Japanese subtitles.

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Kizaki, Fuminori
Tsuruoka, Youta
Sound Director
Geshi, Yasuhiro
Episode Director
Yamashita, Tomohiro


Opening Theme

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"Afro Theme" by RZA

Ending Theme

"Afro Outro" by RZA


Mar 18, 2024
I heard of this anime of this anime before but I never took the time to watch it until now. Afro Samurai doesn't have the best plot or characters but the excellent animation and style elevates this anime. Afro Samurai has some of the best animations I've ever seen in a anime. The voice work is also good. The highlight is Samuel L Jackson's voicing both Afro and Ninja Ninja but the other voice actors do a good job. The characters in Afro Samurai aren't excellent but they're not insufferable so it doesn't ruin the experience. The action is pretty fun to watch with all ...
Feb 2, 2024
Mixed Feelings
In the world of Afro Samurai, the desire to overthrow bigger and tougher figures and claim dominance in the neighborhood drives the narrative. The story revolves around macho confrontations with a brutal resolution, where the protagonist seeks revenge against the man who killed his father when he was a child.

It stands out for its style that remains captivating throughout the protagonist's journey through challengers. The creative design features an irreverent world where rocket launchers are as common as daggers in close combat, and the main character dons 18th-century oriental bell bottoms. Even the antagonists take the form of a menacing Pentecostal sect with sermons reminiscent ...
Feb 29, 2024

First, the art style and animation are the main draws of this series. The character designs are well done, regardless of anything else. There are some decent stills and a few semi-worthwhile sequences.

The Waterfall scene is memorable, the aesthetic there was calming and the framing and motion worked well. Colour use in some of the scenes is very well done.
The fights will interest those looking for action. One can simply skip to these and not miss anything important.
There are several sex scenes, which are illustrated well with the main one highlighting and romanticising the sensuality, but then soontherafter immediately undercut by falling to ...

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