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Old 06-21-2007, 12:59 PM   #1
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Old 06-21-2007, 01:24 PM   #2
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is this actually anime? i've wondered that for awhile
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Old 06-21-2007, 02:21 PM   #3
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I wondered too which is why I watched it a few nights ago. It is definitely an anime. It's gives me a samurai shamploo feel to it, artistic wise. And i believe a few of writers or artists that did shamploo helped with afro.
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Old 08-23-2007, 06:36 AM   #4
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afro samurai is an anime, its an animation of Japanese orgin. It prob confuses people prob because of the theme and use of American voice actors like samuel jackson.

Its just a hybrid anime combines black hip-hop culture with ancient Japanese culture in a similar way to samurai champloo does NYC meets EDO. However i think afro samurai takes It takes it abit further then champloo. in the style and musical sense champloo is more old b-boy style hip-hop, an example is mugens b-boy/ capoeira approach to battle.

afro samurai sort of plays on the stereotypes of black/asian cultures if you are familiar with the 80s action Jackson style black exploitation movies or old kungfu movies this movie sort of makes a play on that. The music is hardcore hip-hop Wu-tang stuff complied by RZA which sort of complements the heritage.

As wutang is notorious for rough beats with dubbed samples from kungfu movies and such.

The storyline is a simple revenge story with all the cliché' elements and randomness of black exploitation and kungfu movies of the time. So its a very cheesy plot with allot of history, its been done like this on purpose..lol
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Old 08-23-2007, 06:54 AM   #5
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I agree you can definitely identify this as anime. Anime is very unique compared to the western style of creating animations. Japanese anime pays more attention to detail and has a more realistic look, not to mention as the storyplot.

and I really dough you would see western animation with a samurai sword. like come on, do you expect angelica from Rugrats to be slicing and dicing
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Old 08-23-2007, 03:33 PM   #6
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This was my first of 2 animes that I saw that were American/Japaneses collaborations (the other being Highlander)

And I have to say, apart from the English voices-overs that threw me off at first (i normally watch my anime in Japanese) this was surprisingly entertaining. Although the story was pretty unoriginal (hatred stimulated by the desire for revenge) the animation was truly unbelievable!!

I bought the Collector's box and have pre-ordered the complete set of figurines. It will look amazing in my collection *claps excitedly*

http://www.thecomicbookshoppe.com/in...85ED4D7EE258EA
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Old 08-23-2007, 07:29 PM   #7
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This was my first of 2 animes that I saw that were American/Japaneses collaborations (the other being Highlander)

And I have to say, apart from the English voices-overs that threw me off at first (i normally watch my anime in Japanese) this was surprisingly entertaining. Although the story was pretty unoriginal (hatred stimulated by the desire for revenge) the animation was truly unbelievable!!

I bought the Collector's box and have pre-ordered the complete set of figurines. It will look amazing in my collection *claps excitedly*

http://www.thecomicbookshoppe.com/in...85ED4D7EE258EA
Collaborations.. only the directors where collab, all the animation was by the infamous GONZO.

but yeah, i might consider buy the box. after last exile and NGE


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Old 08-24-2007, 05:39 AM   #8
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I think I'm more excited to display my box-set and figurines than watching the series again :P

I'm a consumer whore :(
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I think I'm more excited to display my box-set and figurines than watching the series again :P

I'm a consumer whore :(
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Old 08-24-2007, 06:12 AM   #10
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