Afro samurai is more like a mixture of samurai champloo and samurai Jack, with a darker tone.They both offer a completely different take on the samurai genre as well as the action. Afro's action is a lot more exaggerated while samurai champloo's goes for more realistic sword fights. They're Recommended to anyone looking for some great samurai action
They both have a unique hip-hop flair that, somehow, coincides with the samurai theme. They also both contain amalgamation of the past and present (like monks with rocket launchers, beat-boxing peasants). It's a weird little niche that both of these titles somehow fell into, and we haven't really seen anything like them before or after.
Afro Samurai and Samurai Champloo are both about rogue samurai warriors and the way they overcome any appearing problem, always with a based-on-the-tip-of-their-sword attitude. They both have a nice blend of bumpin' hip-hop tracks and samurai action that leads to a unique experience. The fight sequences are stylish and entertaining and the characters in both series are well developed and you won't forget about them the minute you start watching a new anime. If you enjoyed watching one of them then you should definitely check out the other.
If you like style, Samurai Champloo and Afro Samurai are definitely two series worth mentioning when taking its action and characters. Among other factors, both series takes place in a samurai-like age where there are feuds and conflicts. From these conflicts, characters usually solves them through power and dominance.
The action in both series are solid and the main character is a skilled samurai capable of combat. They're also quite brash and often speaks out what's on their mind towards their peers.
Both series are also noticeable for their catchy soundtrack as well.
Both series have some really good fighting scenes in them, which make up for the weaker story aspect. With Mugen from Samurai Champloo being the badass, rough gem of a fighter in contrast to Jin, the uniform, well practiced rounen, and from Afro Samurai you have Afro, who is the "number two" of the fighting world, who's so focused on his past that nothing else matters to him at all.
Chanbara and Hip-Hop. Two styles that sound like they wouldn't work together. But these two anime both prove that the two styles blend perfectly. Both shows have amazing fight choreography, similar but still unique soundtracks, and urban inspired design. Samurai Champloo takes it to a more adventure oriented zone, while Afro Samurai takes it to a more cruel place. Either way if you like one, you will like the other.
Both main character(s) are BADASSES. Although Afro samurai is alot shorter than samurai champloo but is a pack a punch of action. if you like samurai animes or badass characters then this is a try out.
Nice and well done action scenes, and both are samurai themed. The series are based on travel for some quest, and there we can see diferent types of personality present in the groups and change the mood based on them.
If you are looking for interesting Characters, a unique Artstyle and something that is also samurai themed, I highly recommend giving Afro Samurai a chance. It has a darker note to it, but is definitely just as intriguing as Samurai Champloo.
It's got all the Breasts, Guts and Gore Afro Samurai has. That is of coarse if you can get past how revolting certain characters can be... Ok, lets be honest here, there's maybe four or five characters that retain normal human psychological behavior. Everyone in this show is screwed in the head, but at least they make for some beastly fights.
Afro Samurai and Berserk are both extremely violent series that have a really similar noir and obscure feel about them despite having very different settings. They have deadly apathetic lead characters that once set on a path will not be stopped no matter what obstacle they have in front of them. Both anime offer superb animation, incredible shows of swordplay and you will most certainly enjoy the flow of blood in both of them. If you liked watching one of the series I highly recommend trying out the other.
Both of these animes have quite overpowered main characters, whose are just slashing their way through dozens of enemies. They're both kind of introverts as they don't say any unnecessary words. The storyline is truly epic - the one, where you just sit down and watch, watch and watch with your mouth open.
Bloodshed. Gruesome action. Supernatural beings. Troubled by their pasts, one must keep fighting and one must keep suffering. What must they do to survive? Their fate lies on the battlefield. While these are all similarities between the two anime, “Berserk” focuses on the main character, Guts, and his journey with a mercenary group called “Band of the Hawk”. The main character, Afro, in “Afro Samurai”, on the other hand, is on the hunt for revenge to look for the person who murdered his father.
Ninja Scroll is a classic among anime movies, and has an interesting plot and series of twists that makes it fresh even today. References within the movie itself stay obscure, and it has this subtle flair about it that reminds me of Afro Samurai (or rather, Afro Samurai reminded me of this). They both complement each other to fans, while still being exotically unique and fresh in their own right.
The main thing those anime got in common is the samurai theme and thus the fighting. They're both aimed at the same focus group but ninja scroll goes a bit further with the sexual parts. Afro Samurai on the other hand has more of that dark humor and though talk while Ninja Scroll is a bit more serious.
All in all you can consider Afro Samurai as the more modern type of anime while Ninja Scroll is a typical classic type of anime.
Juubee Ninpuuchou and Afro Samurai are similar to each other due to both anime showing off high levels of intense bloody violence, feature a very likeable badass swordsman as the main character, how they have very stylish animation and aesthetically pleasing art styles for their own individual times. Both anime are popularly known in the anime community because of how influential they are and the positive reception resulted in the creation of sequels for both anime.
Afro Samurai and Hellsing Ultimate are both bloody action anime that despite their differences in genre, will surely appeal to a similar audience and can be appreciated equally for their detailed design. Both plots play with the idea of innocence lost, and the main protagonists give the impression of being a powerful, yet unknown quantity - silent monoliths of potential devastation in worlds that in both cases often seem teeming with hostile forces. Both series offer superb animation where blood and gore will liter the screen while sword swings, gun blasts, and heavy ordinance are exchanged. If you liked watching one of them you shouldn't hesitate to try out the other. read more
Both main characters like to get down to business. They are also near-invincible, albeit Afro can actually die and Alucard has millions of lives. These two series are visually amazing and the amount of gore is just pleasant. There is fairly strong character development in both anime. These series have refreshing ideas of how vampires and Dracula should be.
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".
Samurai's and swords, that's the main similarity. Both the main characters have seen slaughter of friend and family before their eyes when they were still little kids. Both anime's contain vengeance of some sort. Rurouni Kenshin is a more serious anime though since Afro Samurai has elements of humor in it, not to mention that Afro is a black samurai. Another thing is that both anime's are only a few episodes long.
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.
Afro Samurai and Claymore are both violent anime. The main protagonists have trained since childhood for one single purpose - revenge. Years spent sharpening their sword skills have made them become hardened to violence and much feared by others. They follow and respect the warrior codes, including a ranking system based on power and skills, where progression through the ranks is usually only by defeating your superiors. Both anime offer superb animation and incredible shows of swordplay. If you liked watching one of them you wont regret trying out the other.
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 :)
Well,both Lucy and Afro have their past,very sad and disturbing.Level of violence,gore,blood,and sex/nudity is about the same (maybe "Afro Samurai" has a bit less gore but surely more nudity than "Elfen Lied").Both Lucy and Afro are merciless and brutal against their enemies.Some say that "Afro Samurai" is based on fight,and "Elfen Lied" on relationship.Trust me,Afro had relationship problem.Though he has more action than "Elfen Lied".
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.
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.
- 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
- 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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.