Afro Samurai

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Afro Samurai

Original Manga Afro Samurai
Director/Artist Fuminori Kizaki, Jamie Simone
Format Anime (OVA)
Made By Gonzo Studia
Episode Length 22 minutes
# of Eps/Volumes 5


Sum it up in a Sentence:

Black samurai goes on a murder spree.

Main Description

Black samurai goes on a murder spree...but he's out to avenge his dead father and obtain an (allegedly) magical headband from a three-armed zombie cowboy voiced by Ron Perlman so it's cool.

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Personal Opinions


I think that this isn't necessarily an amazing show, but they did a great job with the animation, fight scenes, and voice acting. This is a short and sweet show packed with ultraviolence. It's just awesome, and you should watch it soon. They also did a great job with the dub, in my opinion; a rarity for anime, for sure.


The fight scenes and the artwork are very well done. The soundtrack is also amazing. Don't expect much in the way of coherent plot or setting and you'll like it fine.


Weak plot, weak characterisation. Excellent animation and action scenes. Mindless violence - the main character is voiced in the dub by Samuel L. Jackson, so that's something.


Wikipedia article on Afro Samurai