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Samuel L. Jackson IS Afro Samurai

  • Jul 10, 2010

This movie is one of the highpoints of anime. The story of Afro Samurai follows a young boy from he time he witnesses His fathers death at the hands of the number 2 samurai, to the end of the series where he avenges his father and gains the title of number 1 samurai. It is not a tale of classic samurai though, as it involves gunplay, bazooka toting men, and robots. The opening fight is one of the best ones I have seen in quite a while. And it introduces a character that is only a figment of Afro's (Samuel L. Jackson) imagination. It is quite a spectacle of film making, as it breaks many of the rules set up by previous samurai movies, has a well known actor doing one of the voices, and incorporates a helluva soundtrack. All in all it tells the story it needs to tell in quite a spectacular way. It is a classic anime in my book, and I suggest it to anyone who enjoys a good well drawn action anime. Ill admit it is a bit heavy on the blood and gore, but there are far worse out there.

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July 11, 2010
yep. This was a fun series. Thanks for the write up!
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This lushly animated, graphically violent, darkly comic animated series stars Samuel L. Jackson as the voice of the Afro Samurai, a man on a classic journey of revenge in a futuristically styled rendering if Feudal Japan. In this world, the No. 1 samurai has infinite power and wants for nothing. The only problem is that once you've earned the title of No. 1, every man you encounter will try to kill you for the crown, or in this case, the headband that signifies the position. When he was just a child, the Afro Samurai witnessed his father brutally killed at the hands of the No. 1, who still holds the title. The Afro Samurai has since worked his way up to No. 2 as a master of the blade - as well as the badass quip - and now he's on a journey to find No. 1 so that he can exact his revenge and ascend to the top of the food chain. ~ Cammila Albertson, All Movie Guide Show History:Takashi Okazaki created this animated adventure. Derek Draper and Chris Yoo wrote the English version. Samuel L. Jackson, Leo Chu, Julie Silverman and Arthur Smith are executive producers.
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Premiere Date: January 04, 2007

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