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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: May 3, 2007 to May 4, 2007
Premiered: Spring 2007
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Gonzo
Source: Original
Duration: 27 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity

Statistics

Score: 7.401 (scored by 117,857 users)
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Ranked: #20732
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Popularity: #477
Members: 206,780
Favorites: 1,192

Recommendations

Very stylized action sequences. Both are samurai themed. Each has a very serious samurai as well as a more laid back, energetic samurai. 
report Recommended by Phill-z
They both have samurai fighting each other. And the gore seems to be equall in both camps. Shigurui is a bit slower but it does have over 200% more episodes than Afro Samurai 
report Recommended by Ranivus
Sword wielding badass and a lot of blood. 
report Recommended by Lucek
another great ninja/samurai full of action anime 
report Recommended by virushaus
Afro and Hellsing both have great action and lots of blood/gore and not to mention beautiful artwork. While Afro Samurai is a pretty good action anime, Hellsing Ultimate has a much better storyline. 
report Recommended by Reira_chan
Both have intense, brilliantly choreographed, and lavishly animated swordfights and stories that explore themes such as vengeance and the morality of killing. In stark contrast to RuroKen's quiet, contemplative and sentimental tone, however, Afro Samurai is rife with energy, black comedy (in more ways than one), and an overall pop-culture vibe. Where RuroKen's story and presentation can be described as "beautiful", Afro Samurai's would be more accurately described as "badass". 
report Recommended by Ni_Go_Zero_Ichi
Claymore follows a group of emotionally nulled women; violence, blood, gore, honor, and superhuman abilities cause an exceptional amount of reactions from viewers. Both stories have similarities not only among weapons, but revenge, hatred, and a strange moral agreement between the authors. Hidden symbolism plague both stories, teasing that not only increases heart rates but emotions of shock and disturbance. Don't close your eyes for these series, missing a moment of gore, means more than just a passing moment of disgust. 
report Recommended by CiaoBella
When you have a bloody past and the world around you is nothing but cruel, the only thing that remains to you is KILL. P.S. Not for fainthearted :D 
report Recommended by sakurahiuga
Both have some insane gore, and have some really brutal main characters. In Afro Samurai it's "Afro," while in Elfen Lied its "Lucy." All the enemies are also pretty cruel. However Afro Samurai is short and fighting-based, while Elfen Lied is longer and contains some relationship stuffs :) 
report Recommended by joshspeagle
Same samurai and ninja stuff but Basilisk got more story than Afro Samurai which is pure action 
report Recommended by ymg414
Afro Samurai has same focus as Dororo. Obviously it's samurais. >w< While Afro is more dark sided, not like Dororo isn't, in sense that Afro has no demons and evil spirits it's more focused on reality that Dororo. UwU 
report Recommended by Kurozy
Ninja scroll and afro samurai are similar in terms of the bloodshed.. and samurai swording.  
report Recommended by Aishiteruze
Both have the same kind of plot where someone kills the main characters mother/father and the main character sets out to get revenge. 
report Recommended by Deer50
- Make by same studio (Gonzo Studio) - Main story about "revenge" (Afro revenge for his father, Aruka revenge for her sensei) - Both MC also Wanted peoples 
report Recommended by Shunaria
Both have simplistic fighting scenes, which really do show that you do not need over the top super powers or special effects to make a good anime. The more basic animation doesn't make it less enjoyable to watch but retains fluidity when the action starts. 
report Recommended by Rizzles
samurai stories are the best, and these two are some of the best samurai stories 
report Recommended by Classicola
so much great action in both anime / the main character is too strong / both are short anime both main characters have sad past.  
report Recommended by take-off
- Hip-hop and rap music - Strong lines and shadows - Similar use of strong colours (lots of red and blacks) - Very smooth animation - Samurai era anachronisms - Western audience friendly - Theatrically overdramatic 
report Recommended by Lemon
- Both series are heavily driven by revenge, and both Afro and Ai thirst for revenge - Afro, Ai, and the many characters in Jigoku Shoujo will do anything for revenge, even if there are horrific consequences - All of the main characters in both series have tragic pasts - Both of the series have a very heavy atmosphere - although Afro Samurai does have some moments of hilarity and comic relief  
report Recommended by Locokoko182
Do you LOVE to be hyped while watching awesome somewhat realistic martial arts and such? Do you feel like you wanna jump right out and kick some thugs arses?... Well both series will indeed provide you with that feeling. Both being in totally completely different settings and artstyle but they still have really awesome fights and both being dark, but of course Afro Samurai being more darker because of no comedy(or only dark comedy) while Air Master still have some more lighthearted comedy. 
report Recommended by ProfaneValkyrie
Well to be honest I have only watched one episode. It was about how they met their counterpart members from the past. I cracked up the whole episode when it turned out that they were all black! 10/10 without doubt.  
report Recommended by BigHeadMo
Travelling Samurai.. Action packed,romance.. comedy all you want..  
report Recommended by kamran_ww
Met through television, a music channel xD he resolved to pass the time along with the Afro Samurai, Sunabouzu is great for anyone who loves good old action! His story is very good as well as the characters, in which each brand with your way, which can be corny and even ridiculous depending on what is seen: 3 One of the remarkable things this anime would be taken in earnest comedy, creating a great show of bullets and ass off xD 
report Recommended by NatsuIkeda
They are both about going on a journey to find something, Katanagatari being the 12 Swords and Afro Samurai being the Headbands. Both involve a lot of incredible action scenes. However Afro Samurai has a lot less dialogue than Katanagatari. And it is much more blood and gore ridden. Plus Samuel L. Jackson, I mean come on.  
report Recommended by ZachM
If you like a series were characters can be serious while having characters that aren't as serious then I think that you would enjoy this.  
report Recommended by TheManiacalGamer
Both are among the most violent anime of all times, with extremely high level of blood, gore and shocking and dreadful kills. Main characters are powerful just using a sword and they are merciless with their enemies, but they stil pretty good inside. 
report Recommended by Disillusion
Both these series are based on ninjas, assassinations and the way of the warrior. 
report Recommended by arimakenshin
They both have good plots and decent endings, the main characters also have something in common in that they both have a painful/sad past. There is quite a difference between the shows at the start (Trigun having comedy) but as they progress you should notice the similarities. All in all, these are some decent show's which shouldn't be over-looked in the slightest. 
report Recommended by carefullkiller
Both of the series have lots of action in it. 
report Recommended by NejiHyugaNL
If you love fighting, cyborgs, profanity, and an amply-bosomed young woman in the storyline, these'll both do just fine. 
report Recommended by Juliab
Afro Samurai too is about a story of revenge. They are both pretty violent but Highlander lacks the intensity of the swordfights and can't get even close to the eye-catching style Afro Samurai got. Both shows are originally dubbed in English but while AFs voice acting is convincing and well done Highlanders sounds dull and artificial. 
report Recommended by dared
Gory action, power and revenge, hip-hop/rap soundtrack. 
report Recommended by lisnoire
Both short, insane and stylish animes. They both have a cool feel about them. 
report Recommended by kan-san
Tales of bloody hardship and pain. Gory paths await our heroes, in order to reach their final goal. They are chased by powerful enemies, then their ways are full of villains, cruelty and death. 
report Recommended by Disillusion
Afro Samurai and Gungrave are action-packed anime that feature strong main characters that are carving their bloody paths to nothing but vengeance and retribution. They are rather quiet and do not tend to think too much because their goals remain the same throughout the whole series, while fighting with horrific malformed monstrosities around them. Both series have really great endings and somewhat similar animation that leave you screaming for nothing but more. If you liked watching one of them you shouldn't hesitate to try out the other. 
report Recommended by FireHeart
Protagonist is an angry avenger, the aim is to beat who killed the own father. The protagonist mainly uses a melee weapon against many enemies. Really epic fights, in a show where almost all are against the protagonist, who have mainly just one weak friend. 
report Recommended by Disillusion
Taciturn, serious and determined main characters, in a very dark plot, who are pretty strong in fights and they use just a simple sword. Both have heavy violence, blood and gore. 
report Recommended by Disillusion
They both have awesome sword fights and are GAR In fact, Afro Samurai is even better since it has a normal plot line and a black dude as the main character. <3 Ichigo 
report Recommended by Jizzy2007
Afro Samurai and Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust are action anime that don't really lay an unnecessarily large focus on their stories and characterization, but decide to please the audience with beautiful and occasionally stunning animation as well as visually innovative battle sequences. Sword-wielding and silent-but-deadly protagonists that enter some stupendous fights are also a shared phenomena in both series. If you liked watching one of the shows I highly recommend trying out the other one as well. 
report Recommended by FireHeart