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Jan 1, 2007 9:03 PM
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I just saw episode 1, and have to say, it was sick. I have been waiting eagerly for this serie to release, and i was sure not dissapointed. The graphichs and details were just nice. The fighting was awsome and i am looking forward to the next episode to release.
What do you guys think?
And i didnt get the thing about "save us lord" thing in the episode =/
Modified by Luna, Dec 11, 2013 6:57 AM
Jan 2, 2007 10:42 AM

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I went to the spiketv website yesterday and tried to play the media player but the thing was going to slow, i'm going to wait instead till it air on tv. But i'm really excited to watch it though
Jan 2, 2007 9:40 PM
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I downloded it at, but if i could, i would rather watch it one tv. The serie is a "fast" serie, there happens things very quick. I hope you other guys will enjoy this serie too ;)
And i hope a good fansub group takes on this serie..
Jan 2, 2007 10:55 PM
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i shall let you know on thursday what i thought
Jan 3, 2007 12:08 PM

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i said this before and I'll say it again. mutherfucking snakes on this mutherfucking anime!
Feb 4, 2007 5:53 PM

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theberserker said:
I went to the spiketv website yesterday and tried to play the media player but the thing was going to slow, i'm going to wait instead till it air on tv. But i'm really excited to watch it though

That's where i saw this one! on SPIKE. But it was like the LAST part of the show, so i had no idea what it was about. Too grusome for me >.>
Feb 4, 2007 11:18 PM
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gonzo makes good stuff! ^^

May 15, 2008 2:44 AM

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I found the first episode to grusome for my liking I may watch the episodes at a later date since there are not many of them.
Nov 29, 2008 12:56 PM

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Fuck Yeah! I was hoping he would make some Snakes on a Plane reference...ah american voice acting..ever...then again its Samuel L Jackson and I'm probably being a douche for stating what everyone already knows ;)
Jan 13, 2009 1:36 AM

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This shit isn't fuckin good
Apr 21, 2009 10:21 PM

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AMAZING, this is fantastic! cant wait for more!
Nov 1, 2009 7:20 PM

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I had friends tell me about this one, but have been putting off watching it.
That was a mistake. This first episode had great animation, action, script and sets up the plot of the series perfectly. I can't wait to watch the rest.
Dec 6, 2009 8:14 AM

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Yeah, that was great! This story and music from RZA, member of legendary Wu-Tang clan... i must see next epsiodes
Jan 2, 2010 9:25 AM

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i think this was hyped wayyy to much for me. this episode wasnt that amazing it was good,yeh but no amazing.. the story is interesting though
Jan 10, 2010 3:55 AM

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After I was finished watching this episode first I checked on Internet the data abou Afro Samurai Game. I have to buy it. It's so cool! As regards for this episode I don't dare to say that is excellent. It's a good start of story and all that but something is wrong here. i don'r know exactly what but it is something.
Jun 18, 2010 12:33 AM

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This is freakin' awesome. I loved the first episode. And it has great dubbed (I mean besides Samuel L., who we already knew was gonna be awesome.) The story isn't complicated, and the visuals are great. So looking forward to the rest.
Aug 1, 2010 3:13 AM
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Am I the only one who found this to be rubbish? People are actually complimenting the script and the story, really?

The animation was fairly good, but every other aspect was mediocre.

- Voice Acting (Admittedly, I usually only watch subs, but they're not available)
- Language (Too much use of 'Mother Fucker' and shit like that. I normally don't give a flying fuck about how people speak, but this was just irritating)
- Story (Seriously? My father was killed, I want revenge. Could it be anymore cliche?)

I'm going to finish this simply because it's so short, but I'm not giving my hopes up.
Aug 15, 2010 5:03 PM

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... average episode...
his father is dead => he want's revenge=> he became a great warrior just for that .
I really don't see anything special about this ...
Jan 16, 2011 11:13 PM

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Gore. <3
Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.~
Feb 15, 2011 11:45 AM

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What about honour and fairness and shit,

Hey, is that a motherfucking RPG? you got a motherfucking RPG, an RPG in a motherfucking backpack...wait can't we talk about this

omg omg omg


This is awesome.
May 11, 2011 9:26 AM

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The plot seems pretty weak, but I started watching this for the amazing artistic work, and so far it idn't disappoint.

This somehow has a Ninja Scroll feeling to it, not a genius movie, but pretty entertaining.
Jul 2, 2011 3:07 PM

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Storyline aint the best, but damn it oozes with style ^^
Jan 25, 2012 11:33 AM

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Basic storyline with basic characters, but good comedy with very good fights. Enjoyment level is up high, but when thinking about teh ratingz, I don't think it'll be more than 6/10.
4/5 for the motherfucking episode. EDIT: Woot, no poll?
Mar 9, 2012 1:13 PM
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While it doesn't seem to stray too far away from the standard formula of a typical action flick it still can prove itself to be quite entertaining nevertheless. The good animation and the interesting idea of embedding the samurai theme into a modern setting are enough for me to keep watching.
Mar 10, 2012 3:45 AM

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Dear god this show is awesome. Just awesome.

Fucking lemonade.
Fucking RPGs
Fucking Samuel L Jackson

How can you go wrong

And it's somewhat annoying to see people rating this show on it's "cliche" plot-line or whatever, the plot is not what this show is about at all. Of course the plot is terrible!

If it wasn't for The Samuel, however, I'm sure this show would have less value to me.

I normally don't watch English dubs. But Samuel L. Jackson.
May 4, 2012 3:33 AM

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May 4, 2012 5:03 AM

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Pretty crap episode

animation was poor in the fights

music didn't suit the fights

Fucking Samuel L Jackson said about 2 lines
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Jul 29, 2012 2:24 PM

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One of the best 1st epi of an anime ever!!!!!!!!! Awesome fights!
And that dude, the Ninja Ninja... i loled with him.
Modified by ricardocsc, Jul 29, 2012 2:27 PM
Aug 18, 2012 8:30 PM

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OHHH SHIII- soo much blood :O
Sep 8, 2012 4:29 PM
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Yo afro what sup?

Nice episode. Going to watch the rest of this episodes.
Sep 22, 2012 4:04 AM

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okey start I guess but well I'd had preferred if it was Japanese dubbed as well currently the only thing I'm thinking through this whole episode is: "That's Kawaii Nigger"
Nov 24, 2012 3:16 PM

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*mind blown*

"Punk ass motherfucker."

"My aim is to move forward."
Dec 20, 2012 6:58 AM

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Great action..Epic anime is epic :D
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Feb 11, 2013 10:49 PM

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May 21, 2013 2:54 AM

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Okay... So cutting through bones are like slicing cake now? It's easy to cut through steel? Oh and I "wtf'ed" when that old dude pulled out a cell phone, and he got a hot girl licking him all over, what the fuck why don't I have one?
Honobono Log - best slice of life short
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Jul 15, 2013 1:44 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! :)
Aug 10, 2013 11:30 PM

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First ep was like watching Kill Bill, lol X]
Sep 7, 2013 6:29 PM

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Hmm, I kinda like that OP song..

>The path of a warrior should take and its reward should become a God.
I love this quote.

Overall, action seems decent. Animation seems a bit wary though but I like the style. Afro is a BADASS.
Dec 2, 2013 12:18 PM
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Sucks when afro saw his dad,die. Other than that,the fighting,was amazing!:)
Dec 11, 2013 6:56 AM
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Placeholder post for proper episode discussion thread.
Dec 21, 2013 5:01 PM

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I really like the dub for this, particularly the va of the guy who's following Afro. His lines are delivered well and are really funny.

edit: No wonder! It's Samuel L. Jackson xD
Modified by Kuma-Alice, Dec 21, 2013 5:06 PM
Dec 25, 2013 5:00 PM

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I liked the animation and all the gore, but that script is terrible...
Aug 15, 2014 9:58 AM

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Ok... this is totally brutal. That guy is no joke, but he is really badass. And now everybody wants to take him out? ... This is gonna be interesting.

The art is amazing (and different). I also like the combination between ancient setting and modern technology.

Ayame0126 said:
I really like the dub for this, particularly the va of the guy who's following Afro. His lines are delivered well and are really funny.
Modified by Hibiki07, Aug 15, 2014 10:02 AM
Mar 26, 2015 3:03 AM
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Amazing comic-like art/graphic, superb music/sound effects. Unfortunately, parts of fighting scenes are way too fast to register, but doesn't harm the show in any way. Opening fight is brutal. I like the time the story is set in-a mixture of tradition(traditional martial arts of Samurai) and modernity(techno gadgets and rap music). At first I wasn't sure if ethnicity of the main character will work, but it all makes sense when those bases kick in! You could draw a lot of parallels with Samurai Champloo/Cowboy Bebop, which are one of my favorites ! This has potential to match them! First episode 10/10!
Modified by jakov, Mar 26, 2015 3:46 AM
Mar 26, 2015 4:09 AM
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sodabottle said:

And it's somewhat annoying to see people rating this show on it's "cliche" plot-line or whatever, the plot is not what this show is about at all.

Agree!!! Cliche?! This isn't drama, so 'Revenge for fathers death' works just fine! Some people are clearly demonstrating their misunderstanding of genre diversity! If you are to criticize Afro Samurai lack of plot - try and do the same with, let's say, any Bruce Lee (clearly B production) movie for example, and see where does it get you. You'll be ridiculed by any even half-decent movie critic, for not recognizing a (ACTION!) masterpiece!
Mar 29, 2015 1:54 PM

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Mother fucking RPGs in a mother fucking backpack!

Ohh man, this takes me back. A must rewatch for sure, the fights are really wacky and fun. Even if the dialogue is ultra cheesy, it's still just a wild ride.
Apr 18, 2015 7:37 AM

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That was a pretty cool first episode, I love SamLJackson as Ninja Ninja, "is that a mfckin RPG!?"
The fights are a bit sloppy though, the camera is just all over the place so it's kinda hard to follow whats happening when he's facing so many guys at the same time.

Other than that it's a joy to look at.
Jun 7, 2015 8:02 AM

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"Hey, is that a motherfuckin' RPG? you got a motherfuckin RPG! a RPG in a motherfucking backpack"

This is the second 'anime' I've watched where they use the word fuck or a derivative of it (first being claymore)
Nov 18, 2015 4:31 AM

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blood everywhere ,lol how many times afro saved him ,funny anime.

Apr 30, 2016 4:01 PM

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The art and voices are incredible. RZA's soundtrack sounds really good too. Not watching this one for the story, just hoping for a fast, action-filled ride.
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