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Afro Samurai Pilot

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Japanese: アフロサムライ


Type: Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 1, 2003
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Studios: Madhouse
Source: Unknown
Duration: 3 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


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Ranked: #41532
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Original pilot for the "Afro Samurai" TV Show, directed and animated by Takeshi Koike.


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Samurai, Afro
Samurai, Afro


Koike, Takeshi
Koike, Takeshi
Okazaki, Takashi
Okazaki, Takashi
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Nov 13, 2015
Don't listen to this girl above me. There are zero spoilers. This is a great pilot. A pilot for an anime should showcase the basic idea of the theme in which the show would like to maintain, and showcase all of the character designs the creator would like to use.

The theme being an urban take on what seems like a 15th century "Sengoku jidai" taking place in a more modern world. Where de facto Samurai made names for themselves through their skill. We got to see most of the characters, but none were given any back story... there wasn't even any dialogue ("there are spoilers" read more
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Sep 15, 2016
Watch only this if you just want a drop more of Afro Samurai or if you are considering to watch Afro Samurai (duly note that this is very short with no real plot, it just showcase what the anime might bring both with the art, action, music and story line, a little tiny glimpse, therefore there is no real spoilers in this one.
I really understand why that this pilot without any doubt convinced the producers and studio to make Afro Samurai into an anime. IT MADE ME SO HYPED! even though I have seen the series and the following movie :) It makes me wanna read more
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Oct 6, 2015
Disclaimer: I am NOT a PROFESIONAL reviewer I’m only a anime fan trying to give feed back to other anime fans with that said one to the review.

I saw this pilot after watching the movie adaptation of the anime and for a pilot its really bad the point of the pilot is to start off or begin the story but this was sort of a short summary of what happens I DON”T RECOMMEND YOU WATCH THIS BEFORE WATCHING THE ANIME because it shows scene from the ending so this pilot is the only pilot I’ve seen that actually contains spoilers.

Other then the fact that it read more
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