Afro Samurai Reviews
Afro Samurai
Add to Reading List
Title(s): Afro Samurai
アフロサムライ
Author(s): Okazaki Takashi
Artist(s): Okazaki Takashi
Genres: Action, Drama, Martial arts, Mature, Seinen
Start Date: 2008
Status: Completed
Summary:
Set in a "futuristic, yet feudal Japan," and stars a samurai named Afro for his hair. The story follows Afro as he tries to avenge his father's murder. In the world of Afro Samurai, it is said that the one who becomes "Number One", will rule the world, wielding powers akin to a god.

Someone becomes Number One by killing the previous Number One and taking his ceremonial headband. However, the only rule in this world is that only the "Number Two" (also designated by a sacred headband) is allowed to fight the "Number One." The downside of this is that anyone (and typically everyone) can challenge and try to kill the Number Two, to gain the right to move forward and challenge Number One. Afro Samurai's father was the old Number One, until he was challenged by a gunman, "Justice" (who was then Number Two), who fought him in a duel to become the new Number One. At the time the gunman challenged his father, Afro had only been a child. The gunman severed his father's head right in front of the young Afro.

Now an adult, Afro Samurai is the current Number Two and a master swordsman; he travels the road seeking revenge on Justice, the current Number One. Lengthy flashbacks interspersed throughout the story detail how Afro rose from frightened boy fleeing the death of his father, to master swordsman, and eventually to become the current "Number Two", while the story in the present deals with the adult Afro making his way to the mountain top keep of the "Number One" to duel Justice, while at the same time the mysterious cult known as the "Empty Seven Clan" sends various agents to kill Afro and take his Number Two headband.
Reviews
Summary: (3 reviews) Write A Review
Excellent 1 review
33%
33%
Good 1 review
33%
33%
Average 0 reviews
0%
0%
Poor 0 reviews
0%
0%
Very Poor 0 reviews
0%
0%
Afro samurai
Written by Gayford on February 7, 2012 at 8:20 AM
Overall Rating
Excellent
Story: 5
Dialogue: 4
Animation: 5
Entertainment: 5
Does this need explanation?
0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
Popular Manga
Recent Reviews
Bleach
excellent
Oresama Teacher
If you are one of those people (like me) who read manga while out in public, this is not for you. It's pretty much guaranteed...
Under Grand Hotel
i am half way through it. very nice. recommended. looking forward to the ending.)
Shinigami-sama to 4-nin no Kanojo
So far, so good. The plot is entertaining, and the reaction faces of the MC are just hilarious! The heroines have diverse...
Velvet Kiss
If you're waiting for hardcore action, this manga isn't for you. In fact, it's one of the real good stories that cross you...
Maiden Rose
At first it might seem just like a warring love story but as you read into it its so much passionate and moving...the characters...
Starkana > Manga Series > A > Afro Samurai > Reviews