Afro Samurai

Japanese name: Afro Samurai
Japanese name: アフロサムライ
English name: Afro Samurai
Dates: January 4, 2007-Febuary 1, 2007 (United States)
May 3, 2007-May 4, 2007 (Japan)
Broadcast time: Thursday, 0:00-0:30 (12:00-12:30 am) (first episode broadcast) (Japan)
Number of episodes: 5
Animation Studio: Gonzo
Production Company:
Broadcaster: WOWOW
Spike TV (United States)
Creator(s): Takashi Okazaki (manga)
Series Director: Fuminori Kizaki
Episode Director(s):
Producer(s): Chihiro Kameyama (executive), Arthur Smith (executive), Samuel L. Jackson (executive), Koji Kajita, Taito Okiura, Nobutaka Kasama (animation)
Writer(s): Tomohiro Yamashita, Yasuyuki Muto, Derek Draper, Chris Yeoh
Art Director:
Art Design:
Character Designer(s): Hiroya Iijima
Animator(s): Hiroya Iijima (director)
Voice Actors
(regular characters):
Samuel L. Jackson (Afro/Ninja Ninja), Ron Perlman (Justice)
Genre(s): adventure, science fiction, future life, martial arts
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Note(s): This series was broadcast with the English soundtrack in Japan.

To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Afro Samurai go to the Chronology of Animation.

Note on finding copies of programs:
Unfortunately I lack the time or resources to help people find copies of anime television programs. I have put together a web List of Online Video and Book Stores that will be useful to find copies in the United States, some other countries, and one Japanese store. There are other similar stores on the Internet around the world that might be able to supply the DVDs, LDs, VCDs, or video tapes that are desired. Check my Japanese Animation Information page for links to Internet resources that may have further information. I am not involved in trading materials from my own collection. I am still waiting to see most of the programs in this List of Anime Television Series and would be happy to find sources for many of them.

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Last update: October 4, 2008
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