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Afro Samurai

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In a futuristic and wild west-inspired Japan, there are only two rules: the Number 1 rules the world and only the Number 2 can challenge him; these ranks are worn with pride in the manner of headbands. In these harsh times, Afro is a samurai who is on a mission for revenge – an evil gunman killed his father to become the Number 1, and it’s up to Afro to take him down in a shower of blood and entrails. He has mastered the art of the sword and become Number 2, but many others want to hold his title and the title of Number 1 for themselves. With competition and sword fights at every turn, can Afro finally exact his revenge?

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Anime Name Type Year Relation More Info
Afro Samurai Resurrection Movie 2009 TBD

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Manga Name Year Relation More Info
Afro Samurai 2008 TBD
Name Role
Hiroya IIJIMA Character Design
Fuminori KIZAKI Director
Takashi OKAZAKI Original Manga Creator

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Afro Samurai VivisQueen 6/10 May 4, 2009

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Afro Samurai Hamnegg 10/10 Oct 5, 2013
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