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4 January 2007 (USA) See more »
Plot:
A Black samurai goes on a mission to avenge the wrongful death of his father in a futuristic feudal Japan. Full summary »
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A different & cool cult anime. See more (37 total) »

Cast

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Samuel L. Jackson ... Ninja Ninja / ... (5 episodes, 2007)

Phil LaMarr ... Brother 1 / ... (5 episodes, 2007)

Yuri Lowenthal ... Kuma / ... (5 episodes, 2007)

Greg Eagles ... Brother 6 / ... (3 episodes, 2007)

Terrence 'T.C.' Carson ... Sword Master / ... (3 episodes, 2007)

John DiMaggio ... Brother 2 / ... (3 episodes, 2007)
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Series Directed by
Fuminori Kizaki (unknown episodes)
 
Series Writing credits
Derek Draper (5 episodes, 2007)
Yasuyuki Muto (5 episodes, 2007)
Takashi Okazaki (5 episodes, 2007)
Tomohiro Yamashita (5 episodes, 2007)
Christine Yoo (5 episodes, 2007)
Leo Chu (4 episodes, 2007)
Eric Garcia (4 episodes, 2007)

Series Produced by
Tommy Blacha .... consulting producer (5 episodes, 2007)
Eric S. Calderon .... co-producer (5 episodes, 2007)
Leo Chu .... executive producer (5 episodes, 2007)
Eric Garcia .... executive producer (5 episodes, 2007)
Shinichiro Ishikawa .... executive producer / co-producer (5 episodes, 2007)
Samuel L. Jackson .... executive producer / co-producer (5 episodes, 2007)
Arthur Smith .... executive producer (5 episodes, 2007)
 
Series Original Music by
RZA (5 episodes, 2007)
Michael Baiardi (2 episodes, 2007)
 
Series Casting by
Jamie Simone (5 episodes, 2007)

Kendra Carter (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
Leo Chu .... executive in charge of production: Spike TV (1 episode, 2007)
Koji Kajita .... executive in charge of production: Studio Gonzo (1 episode, 2007)
Taito Okiura .... executive in charge of production: Studio Gonzo (1 episode, 2007)
Arthur Smith .... executive in charge of production: Studio Gonzo (1 episode, 2007)
 
Series Art Department
Hiroya Iijima .... character designer (1 episode, 2007)
Fuminori Kizaki .... storyboard artist (1 episode, 2007)
 
Series Sound Department
David W. Barr .... original dialogue mixer (5 episodes, 2007)
James Robinson .... recording assistant (5 episodes, 2007)
Steven Romero Jr. .... sound re-recording mixer (5 episodes, 2007)

John Carey .... dialog recordist (unknown episodes)
Mike Garcia .... dialogue editor (unknown episodes)
Eric Lewis .... dialogue recording engineer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Animation Department
Hisashi Mori .... key animator (2 episodes, 2007)
Gosei Oda .... key animator (2 episodes, 2007)
 
Series Music Department
Michael Baiardi .... music editor (5 episodes, 2007)
Matthew Richard Harris .... composer: additional music (2 episodes, 2007)
 
Series Other crew
Kevin Kay .... network executive (5 episodes, 2007)
Laura Lopez .... talent coordinator (5 episodes, 2007)
Lindsey Myers .... production coordinator (5 episodes, 2007)
Chas Naylor .... production staff (5 episodes, 2007)
Yumiko Nishi .... production coordinator (5 episodes, 2007)
Jamie Simone .... voice director (5 episodes, 2007)
 

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125 min (5 episodes)
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Quotes:
Ninja Ninja:Oh! Mama-sans don't get no much better than that girl! She's sweet, pretty, knows a first aid, broils a mean fish dinner.
Ninja Ninja:[leaning closer to Afro] I call that practically marriage material.
Ninja Ninja:Comon, confess. You wanna hit dat booty.
[Afro stares harshly at Ninja Ninja; Ninja Ninja pulls back]
Ninja Ninja:I just wanna see my boy happy, you know.
Ninja Ninja:Seriously, man, don't you think there's something vaguely familiar with that womanl?
Ninja Ninja:Look, if you ain't gonna knock dem boots, than I will.
Afro Samurai:Go on, then.
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Featured in Anime: Drawing a Revolution (2007) (TV)See more »
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FAQ

Why are the DVD and Blu-Ray-Versions called "Director's Cut"?
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19 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
A different & cool cult anime., 23 September 2007
Author: emasterslake from United States

In a sci-fi feudal japan world there's 2 titles for the strongest, Number 2 & Number 1. When you're #2, you're only semi-strongest, when you're #1 you're on the top of success. One day a black boy experienced the sight of his dad(the original #1) being killed by Justice(a corpse gun slinger) who gained the title of #1. Several years later that same boy now holds the #2 title. And seeks for vengeance over his father's death by reclaiming the number 1 title.

Afro Samurai is different from the other samurai anime in so many ways. Including the idea of having a black samurai instead of an Asian samurai as the main character. As well the use of hip hop for the background music. And it's one of the fewest anime to include this kind of theme.

For a mini-series, it's already considered a cult anime to many Anime fans and non-anime fans alike. The dub for it is one of a kind with THE Samual L. Jackson as the voice of Afro Samurai and everyone's favorite Ninja Ninja. The action is very intense and gory at the same time. In other words it's not an anime for those who have weak stomaches.

Besides that it does have an interesting plot to it. And feels more like watching a movie rather than watching TV episodes. It's available on DVD in both edit and uncut form(which is suppose to be longer and more violent than the TV viewing).

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