Afro Samurai
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Afro Samurai

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Japanese: アフロサムライ
English: Afro Samurai
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 2
Chapters: 10
Status: Finished
Published: Sep 2, 2008 to Feb 3, 2009
Theme: Samurai Samurai
Serialization: None
Authors: Okazaki, Takashi (Story & Art)


Score: 6.901 (scored by 32473,247 users)
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Ranked: #101012
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Popularity: #2879
Members: 7,008
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MangaOkazaki, Takashi (Story & Art)
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In the bleak world of the swordsman, it is said that he who becomes the Number 1 samurai shall rule the world. And only Number 2 is allowed to challenge Number 1. Afro Samurai has assumed the mantle of Number 2, seeking vengeance against Number 1, a gunman who killed his father years ago. But assassins lurk at every corner, seeking to rob Afro Samurai of the title of Number 2. Can Afro survive long enough to exact his revenge?

(Source: Seven Seas Entertainment)


Afro Samurai was published in English by Seven Seas Entertainment from September 30, 2008 to February 28, 2009. The series was republished by Titan Comics under the Titan Manga imprint from November 4, 2022 to November 21, 2022.

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Jun 30, 2013
Afro Samurai follows the lone protagonist Afro in his journey to avenge his father and claim the title of the strongest warrior. Along the way, we discover the sacrifices he has made and how far his revenge will take him. The setup and delivery is very basic, with Afro cutting down any and all who stand in his way, in the goriest and most graphic way possible. In terms of story and characters, there isn't anything particularly special, however, the delivery makes up for this, presenting amazing scenes which keep you hooked.Whilst many people have seen the anime, very few have read this manga adaption, ...
Jan 22, 2024
Afro Samurai is a short and sweet manga that allows you to experience a simple, yet captivating story in an afternoon or so. In some sense, it reminds me of classic Hong Kong martial arts/action films - very clear and simple premise, but it's the amazing execution and visual spectacle that make it worthwhile.

Afro Samurai is the stereotypical anime story. The main character is this stoic edgelord badass who barely speaks, he carries a massively oversized sword, he's incredibly strong, he has no remorse for killing and his entire life is defined by revenge for his daddy issues. The fights are over the top ...
Mar 9, 2021
Mixed Feelings
Thematically wise packs more of a punch than its animated counterpart, albeit still fixated on style over all. Too bad, because it had a solid basis to tackle various sensitive topics, be it the universal ones or America-Japan specific.

Afro's path is depicted by black & white panels, more than often splattered with the red color of blood. It looks beautiful and evocative in wider frames, however, most of the action blurs out in smaller ones and becomes unclear. Usually not a problem, but in a work that relies heavily on visuals, it becomes a rather prominent one.

What it does better than anime is ...

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