11 Facts About Afro Samurai


Afro Samurai is a Japanese seinen dojinshi manga series written and illustrated by manga artist Takashi Okazaki.

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Afro Samurai dojinshi was adapted into an anime miniseries by Gonzo in 2007, along with the television film sequel Afro Samurai: Resurrection in 2009, both of which starred Samuel L Jackson as the title character.

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Afro Samurai kills a group of assassins, criminals and mercenaries, sent by the Empty Seven Clan, for whom they seek the headband.

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Afro Samurai settles in as the new Number 1 while Jinno, now claiming all headbands from Justice, returns to take revenge.

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Afro Samurai drew ideas from American media and their depiction of Japanese culture.

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Afro Samurai used Afro Samurai for a cat food advertisement in the last pages of his manga book.

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Afro Samurai: Resurrection debuted on Spike on the night of January 25,2009.

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On July 16,2009, Afro Samurai: Resurrection was nominated for an Emmy in the "Outstanding Animated Program " category in the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards and the Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

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At the Emmy awards, Afro Samurai: Resurrection lost to Destination Imagination, a TV movie based on Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends.

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Afro Samurai: Resurrection was the first Japanese anime to be nominated for and win an Emmy.

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Afro Samurai was released for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on January 27,2009.

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