Afro Samurai Season One (Blu-ray)

Directed By: Fuminori Kizaki

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by Umbrae on 9/14/2008

It's one of the best anime I've watched. I was introduced to this anime in my Japanese History course. Teacher wanted to show us the otaku and the mixture of East (samurai) and West (hip-hop/Jazz) cultures. Almost everyone in that class went and bought this series... in DVD! But since I got me a PS3, I bought the Blu-Ray version. The quality is top-notch and the extras are pretty good. Some behind the scenes and the-making-of. Afro Samurai season 2 is coming, by the way. Looking forward to that as well. Buy this series. You won't regret.

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Afro Samurai

on 9/20/2014

The story takes place in a post-apocalyptic world (don't they all?) and follows Afro's pursuit of the "#1 Headband" which is said to grant god-like power to the one who possesses it. Just so happens that the guy who currently possesses it killed our main man's father right in front of him at an early age, hence Afro's quest for vengeance. The trick is that nobody can challenge the owner of the "#1 Headband" unless he possesses the "#2 Headband". Needless to say, the owner of #2 is beset on all sides by every bloodthirsty yahoo who lusts for the power of the #1. That's where the endless carnage comes in. Limbs and heads fly to and fro with whimsical abandon, blood splatters everywhere, death is at pretty much every stop on the Afro-train. Along the way he encounters seductive kunoichi, cyborgs, a dual-bladed opponent in a teddy bear mask, a rocket-launching psychopath, a cybernetic double, and much, much more.

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A black samurai goes on a mission to avenge the wrongful death of his father in a futuristic feudal japan.


Studio Funimation Prod Inc
SKU 208157436
UPC 704400079870
UPC 14 00704400079870
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 2/8/2011
Editors Note
Note PULP FICTION's Samuel L. Jackson brings his trademark cool to this hip animated series. Afro Samurai (Jackson) is on the hunt for vengeance as he follows the inappropriately named Justice (Ron Perlman, HELLBOY), who is his father's murderer. This mash-up of samurai life and hip-hop features the musical talents of Wu Tang Clan's The RZA. AFRO SAMURAI is available in regular and uncut versions.
Total Film 3 stars out of 5 -- "It's downbeat but stylish, lobbing in leftfield ideas and serious slice 'n' dice..." 11/01/2007 p.143
Ultimate DVD 4 stars out of 5 -- "[With] a monochrome anime style as a backdrop for immeasurable geysers of violent bloodletting....AFRO SAMURAI certainly earns its cool credentials." 10/01/2007 p.131
Fuminori Kizaki
Name Afro Samurai
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Cast & Crew
The RZA - Composer
Kelly Hu - Voice
Takashi Okazaki - Source Writer
Yuri Lowenthal - Voice
Samuel L. Jackson - Voice
GONZO Digimation - Animation Producer
Ron Perlman - Voice
Fuminori Kizaki - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2007
Catalog ID 07987
UPC 00704400079870
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 170 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English
Available Audio Tracks English
Product Attributes
Actor Afro Samurai
Age Range 3-4 years / 5-7 years / 8-11 years / 12-14 years / 15 & up
Label Funimation
Music Format Blu-ray DVD
Safety Warning Choking Hazard Small Parts
Video Format Blu-Ray

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