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Afro Samurai is a Japanese anime, or animated series, which blends Japanese history and culture with a more modern American feel. It takes place in a Japan of the future. However, instead of advanced technology and society, this futuristic Japan has reverted back to the days of samurais. These samurais constantly compete for the title of the country's strongest fighter.

The main character of the show is Afro Samurai, more commonly known simply as Afro. Afro's father is a capable samurai. He wears the Number One Headband, which marks him as the best samurai around. The headband gives Afro's father great power. Unfortunately, it also brings tragedy. When Afro is still a small child, the owner of the Number Two Headband comes to challenge Afro's father. The Number Two Headband owner, who is named Justice, is also a very skilled warrior. He defeats Afro's father and claims the Number One Headband and the title of strongest fighter.

Afro grows up with the thought of his father's brutal murder always on his mind. He vows to become an excellent sword fighter just like his father. He quickly gains notoriety as a skilled warrior and soon claims the Number Two Headband for himself. Now Afro is the second-best samurai in the world. Of course, this is not Afro's final goal.

After claiming the Number Two Headband, Afro sets out on a personal quest. He is determined to track down Justice, the man who killed his father. He wants to both avenge his father's death and take the Number One Headband for himself. As Afro travels, seeking Justice, he is often accosted by those who wish to gain the Number Two Headband from him. With each battle, Afro gains strength. He hopes to use this strength and knowledge to one day defeat his enemy.

FUNimation
1 Season, 5 Episodes
January 4, 2007
Anime
7.7/10
Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Phil LaMarr, Yuri Lowenthal, Greg Eagles
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Afro Samurai Full Episode Guide

  • Afro Samurai draws his blade on the reclusive gunfighter Justice. One fights for vengeance, the other for...

  • On Mt. Shumi's snowy peak, Afro faces the vicious two-sword technique of Kuma, a bizarre enemy keenly aware of...

  • Afro's climb of Mt. Shumi is blocked by the fanatical Empty Seven. After attacking with every weapon in their...

  • Afro wakes from dreams of lost youth to find himself in the care of beautiful Okiku. Even as her tender touch...

  • Afro witnesses the death of his by the hands of a man seeking to claim the title of "Number 1", and seeks to avenge his father. Now a grown man, bearing the title of "Number 2", Afro sets out on his journey of revenge.

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