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    Afro Samurai
    アフロサムライ
    (Afuro Samurai)
    GenreChanbara, science fantasy, avant-garde, black comedy, comedy-drama
    Manga
    Afro Samurai!
    Written byTakashi Okazaki
    Published bySelf-funded dōjinshi
    English publisherSeven Seas Entertainment
    DemographicSeinen
    MagazineNou Nou Hau (dōjinshi)
    Original runSeptember 1999May 2000
    Volumes1 , 2
    Anime television series
    Directed byFuminori Kizaki
    Jamie Simone
    Written byTomohiro Yamashita
    Derek Draper
    Chris Yoo
    StudioGonzo
    Licensed byFunimation Entertainment
    Madman Entertainment
    NetworkFuji Television
    English networkSpike
    Adult Swim/Bravo
    MTV/ABC2
    Original runJanuary 4, 2007February 1, 2007
    Episodes5
    Anime film
    Afro Samurai: Resurrection
    Directed byFuminori Kizaki
    Jamie Simone
    Produced byShin'ichiro Ishikawa
    Leo Chu
    Eric Calderon
    Eric Garcia
    Arthur Smith
    Samuel L. Jackson
    Written byTakashi Okazaki
    Yasuyuki Mutou
    Josh Fialkov
    Eric Calderon
    StudioGonzo
    Licensed byFUNimation Entertainment
    Madman Entertainment
    ReleasedJanuary 25, 2009
    February 3, 2009
    Runtime90 minutes
    100 minutes
    Anime and Manga Portal

    Afro Samurai (アフロサムライ, Afuro Samurai), also written AFRO SAMURAI, is a Japanese seinen dōjinshi manga series written and illustrated by manga artist Takashi Okazaki. It was originally serialized irregularly in the avant-garde dōjinshi manga magazine Nou Nou Hau from September 1999 to May 2000. Inspired by Takashi Okazaki's love of soul and hip hop music and American media, Afro Samurai follows the life of Afro Samurai who witnessed his father (owner of the No. 1 headband) being killed by a gunslinger, Justice (owner of the No. 2 headband) while he was a child. As an adult, Afro sets off to avenge his father's death and kill Justice.

    The Afro Samurai dōjinshi was adapted into a 5-episode anime TV mini-series by studio Gonzo in 2007. The same studio also went on to produce a made-for-TV movie sequel entitled Afro Samurai: Resurrection in 2009, which gained two Emmy nominations, for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation, which it won, and Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming One Hour or More).

    After the release of the anime series, Takashi Okazaki remade the original Afro Samurai dōjinshi into a two-volume manga. To be only released in North America, Tor Books and Seven Seas Entertainment licensed the title and published it under their new Tor/Seven Seas imprint.

    In addition to the success of the anime series, Afro Samurai has also been adapted into a video game and an upcoming live-action feature film. For the TV series and the film, two soundtracks by the RZA of Wu-Tang Clan have been released as well as a profile book in Japan.