Afro Samurai

Afro Samurai, Spike TV, in production
Samuel L. Jackson voices Afro, a black samurai warrior who is on a mission in a futuristically feudal Japan to avenge the wrongful death of his father. This Japanese animated series blends a samurai style with hip-hop as Afro discovers challenges, enemies and friends along the way in his quest. Jackson also executive-produces.


I’m thinking this could be ok, like samurai champloo or samurai jack…or just terrible like…well i can’t think of a bad example.

I can sum it up like this: “Get these muthafuckin’ snakes outta my muthafuckin afro!”

Nothing with Samurai and Samuel L Jackson could possibly be bad.

Get That M…no no, I won’t go there…

Trailer up at

Samurai Champloo meets The Boondocks?

Wasn’t there some PS2 Samurai game set in medieval Japan that had a black guy with a huge afro in it? I dunno. Makes as much sense as Tom Cruise wielding a katana to me.

Way of the Samurai, though it’s set in late 19th century Meiji era, not medieval times.

Unless you’re talking about some other game, of course.

will he hunt blackulas?

From the look of the trailer, throw in some Ninja Scroll.

I’m more than a lil excited by this.

Seriously. Cowboy Bebop meets Blaxploitation. Maybe it makes more sense with dialogue.

no no no, with these kind of shows, the more they talk, the dumber it gets.

This looks absolutely terrible.

I think Samurai Champloo and Samurai Jack are the examples you’re looking for.