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Nov 29, 2008 4:34 PM

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Pretty meh ending. Not super satisfying. But good nonetheless.
Dec 29, 2008 1:04 AM
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I hate it when a series ends with a cliff hanger towards the next. this was a rather well done anime that i enjoyed, pretty not so satisfying end fight though.
Dec 30, 2008 9:58 AM

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awesome anime xDD
boss was too easy :d
Apr 26, 2009 12:42 AM

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personally i loved this series, mainly cause the art/animation was fantastic. nice work.
May 6, 2009 11:33 AM

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I guess I'll have to give the new movie a try now.

Overall, it was an okay series. A little over-hyped for its own good though. At least the ending more or less works, considering the series as a whole. Thankfully its short nature and gorgeous animation save it from being mediocre.
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Aug 18, 2009 8:38 AM

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Great series.
Sep 28, 2009 9:23 AM

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It was really good.
And amazing end. But why is it has to be so short? :P
Oct 24, 2009 11:50 PM
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I thought it was a perfectly good ending. They didn't even have to make the movie, it was fine as it was. But, since they did make the movie, I'm now eagerly awaiting a third season.
Jan 7, 2010 7:13 AM

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An amazing ending ^^
Jan 10, 2010 4:22 AM

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tvlookplay said:
awesome anime xDD
boss was too easy :d

A agre that boss was too easy! But fighting was cool! Amazing ending!!
Sep 2, 2010 3:10 AM

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>_> the big bad nr. 1 died too fast... boooring .
Jan 17, 2011 4:32 PM

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I guess the series was alright.. I loved the music though.
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Jan 31, 2011 8:32 PM

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Pretty good series overall. The scripting needed to be reworked a little. Samuel L. Jackson did a pretty good job and fitted the character perfectly. I look forward to seeing the movie! (^.^)
May 15, 2011 3:29 PM

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Well, it was good! I was not expecting some super satisfying ending anyway, I came into this series knowing what to expect.

Afro Samurai excels in its art work: fantastic animation, music and voice acting. This is the kind of production values I want in my anime. The story is pretty generic, but you watch this for the raw entertainment value!
Jul 7, 2011 12:35 AM

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Very gud yah.
Jan 27, 2012 12:12 PM

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The Jinno arc was way too long, the last fight was too short, and it left a lot of unanswered questions, such as why there are more headbands.
Mar 10, 2012 6:24 AM

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Maan, it was the bomb hangin' out whitchoo, Afro Samurai
Jul 29, 2012 5:01 PM

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I didnt like the ending... ¬¬

But still a really good anime!
Aug 20, 2012 2:48 AM

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lol that was a very intriguing ending there, and his fight wasn't nearly long enough against no. 1 but I'm VERY angry at the fact that Ninja Ninja died =='. In those 5 episodes Ninja Ninja grabbed my affection :(.
Overall a good anime :)
Sep 8, 2012 6:39 PM
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How ninja ninja died so quickly?
Aright ending too predictable and quick.

8/10 seires
Sep 13, 2012 6:22 AM
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Very good!
But the last fight was very short.
Sep 22, 2012 6:22 AM

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Decent ending the final battle was quite interesting but I didn't really enjoyed this 5 episode anime to much still nice complete plot 7/10 Up to the Movie Sequel!
Dec 21, 2012 1:18 AM

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Now am gonna watch its sequel..8/10 :D
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Jan 4, 2013 9:50 AM

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hmmm, that was a let down at the end, the art and animation in this was top notch though

i think it is a 8/10 maybe a 7
Feb 13, 2013 2:33 PM

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Apr 14, 2013 5:50 AM
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the comb appeared i see. Dont think gino ever got to know about the woman. He's turned into the same creature as Afro was.
May 30, 2013 6:30 PM

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Huh? Where is the cool fight that was supposed to .. rival Samurai Champloo? In that era, cellphones? Robots? I felt like.. it didn't flesh out much, rushed. Main point wasn't conveyed, feelings weren't reached, fights aren't even that good, all in all so bad
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Jul 15, 2013 1:42 PM
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Can anyone tell me what the letter after the red sun on the head band means? not the one that stands for number 1 or 2 but the letter at the end, I know what the headband means I just dont know what the letter translates to? please tell! :)
Sep 8, 2013 2:35 PM
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And so it continues....

Honestly, I thought the series was alright but tries a bit too hard with the violence. The music/OST is top notch though and I liked the character relationships. But I feel the story is a bit blend or maybe too straight forward without any dynamics.

Sep 26, 2013 8:08 AM

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Quoting from Afro "Finished"
I started watching this series like this -_-
and finished like this -_-
Nothing outstanding about it, and I don't think I'll watch the sequel.
Oct 25, 2013 10:14 AM

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It might have been cliche, the ep 3 feel like a regular holllywood action film. But the action was awesome, i don't like gore but new anime should be more like this and less romantic and genetic comedies( some are fun but after a while they all seem the same). 8/10 it would be a 9 is the last boss actually tried to put up a fight
Nov 22, 2013 2:28 PM
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Just finished the series. I liked it more at the beginning then I did finishing the series. Not much character development and Afro was 2d, not to mention the whole supernatural take with Justice being able to regenerate was kinda ehh and Ginno wearing a teddy bear mask or whatever...Idk man. I'd give it a 6/10. Definitely a one time watch
Nov 23, 2013 9:00 PM
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Yo so big fan of Afro... Decided to edit episode 5 taking the best parts and putting it to some music check it out.
Dec 21, 2013 7:35 AM
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Great popcorn material. The first episode was rather sad - watching your father's head get cut off must be really disturbing, which set Afro on a quest of revenge.

Afro's a pretty badass character. Only speaks when necessary, and cares only about one thing: to avenge his father. I like how instead of caring about his friends and his master, he just wants to avenge his father and have nothing slow him down. That's the way to go - just take revenge and be done with it. Let no psychological crap slow you down. Being voiced by none other than Samuel L. Jackson adds nothing but total badassery to the Afro Samurai. The sidekick-wannabe was a funny guy, though he eventually proved his worth by sacrificing himself for Afro's sake.

I don't really have anything more to say. While the story was simplistic, it was pretty fun to watch. Samurais, lotsa blood, badassery, sex... perfect popcorn material.

Dec 26, 2013 11:34 AM

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Waste of time.
Watch Shigurui folks.
Jun 19, 2014 7:53 AM

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Ive heard Shigurui has some pretty disgusting scenes, scenes that make Afro samurai look PG. Not saying you shouldn't watch it, but just be warned its pretty gross from what Ive been told heh.

But anyway, this was a decent enough series. The animation was top notch and very fun to watch. Most of the fights were pretty good ( the one against terminator Afro being my favorite). But some were too long and some were too short (Jinno and Justice). This series really could have benefited from at least one more episode imo.

But overall I enjoyed this series for what it was, a short action anime with great animation and plenty of entertaining gory fights.

Jul 13, 2014 7:21 PM

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Weird last episode, I didn't like this series. Only the voice of Samuel L. Jackson was great.
Aug 15, 2014 10:11 AM

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This was pretty interesting. Showing what anger, desire for power or for revenge can transform people into.

And so... The never-ending battle continues ... 9/10
Mar 26, 2015 4:09 PM
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Yeah,end was a bit off! Feels like something is missing (not the movie,lol). This lowers my final score to 9... Great Anime though!
Apr 1, 2015 10:21 PM

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Completely forgot that Gino's battle was that long. I actually remember when I first watched this I thought Justice's battle was boring but now I wish it was longer. I can't remember if this is just a token "the battle goes on" ending or if it really plays into the movie somehow. I'll probably be watching that again soon since my favorite Afro battle is in it.

Well, it was good to watch this again with a fresh perspective. I'd say overall it had some pretty cool action sequences and the brutal style fit the morbid atmosphere albeit it was over the top on the gore fest at times. A simple story of revenge that did a good job portraying the depressing path of carnage and bloodlust that Afro and every other headband wearer had to follow. It was a bit hard to watch at times though with the cheesy dialogue and some of the fights were a bit boring, which isn't good for something that specializes in action. Luckily Samuel L. Jackson made up for that with his Ninja Ninja routine. Rest in peace illusion.

6/10, this really goes to show how much my preferences have transformed in comparison to back when I was obsessed with action anime and thought this was one of the coolest things ever.
Apr 18, 2015 2:06 PM

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Really liked it actually, allthough it kinda fell short.
Sam L Jackson was pretty good with his voice acting skills as Ninja Ninja & Afro.

7.5/10 so 8/10 in MAL score.
Nov 18, 2015 4:32 AM

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you will only die again xd. 7/10 anime
Mar 22, 2016 3:40 PM

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Well this was an okay show 6/10
May 1, 2016 4:04 PM

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People complain about the story but it's only a 5 ep anime, hard to have much of a story. Even then it still had more of a story than FLCL xD It was fun to watch for the visuals and RZA's soundtrack. I heard the movie is better than the show, so I'll check it out.
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