Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Afro Samurai (Based on one episode)

Overall Rating: F
Synopsis: Afro Samurai is a Japanese dōjinshi manga series, created by Takashi Okazaki, that was made into a five episode anime. The series follows Afro, a samurai who has achieved the Number Two headband. Only the number two samurai can challenge the person who wears the Number One headband, but anyone can challenge Number Two. Afro's father was Number One, but was killed by "Justice", the current Number One. Afro is seeking revenge on "Justice".

Despite the kind of weird plot premise, I had high hopes for a series voiced by Samuel L. Jackson and Ron Perlman, and featuring a soundtrack by the RZA. Unfortunately, I couldn't make it through one episode. The plot just didn't interest me, and no amount of hip-hop music combined with anime (which I LOVED in Samurai Champloo) could save it.

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