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Afro Samurai: Resurrection

Afro Samurai: Resurrection premiers in the US on Spike TV Sunday, January 25 2009 From 10:00 PM – Midnight, ET/PT FUNimation plans will released the feature on DVD and Blu-ray on February 3rd. Samuel L. Jackson will reprise the role of Afro (and Ninja Ninja), opposite Lucy Liu as new nemesis Sio. Additional casting includes Mark Hamill as Bin, Sio's manservant and protector and Yuri Lowenthal as Kuma, the teddy bear-headed warrior from the original "Afro Samurai" series. A few years have passed since Afro's nemesis Justice was finally defeated on Mt. Shumi. Afro is back in his Swordmaster's dojo meditatively carving statues as penance for those he has murdered. The blood cycle is broken - the wearer of the "No.1" headband shall rule the world and only the "No.2" shall challenge the "No.1," but Afro holds both headbands and so there is no challenger. The fragile peace Afro has created is shattered as ghosts from the past appear and wreak havoc in Afro's dojo, escaping with the No.1 headband and also with the remains of Afro's father. Afro is forced once again to take on the burden of the No.2 headband and go back out into the world in search of the No.1 and his father's remains. The power of the two headbands is felt in the world once more, the world is once again painted with blood and the spiral of violence begins once again. My opinion of the original Afro Samurai has improved the more times I've seen it. I probably will not catch Resurrection until the DVD is released, but I'm certainly looking forward to it. Afro Samurai Review Afro Samurai Manga Review


Also this week, Baccano!, the anime I've called "Cowboy Bebop Meets Tarantino Meets Heroes Set In The 30's," is scheduled to be released on DVD January 27th. A preview can be read here

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  • Jan. 25, 2009, 1:23 p.m. CST

    Afro Samurai

    by GetEveryone

    is cool.

  • Jan. 25, 2009, 2:57 p.m. CST

    I think it's pretty good...

    by textual

    Wonder how Kuma can drive that damn moterbike...

  • Jan. 25, 2009, 3:57 p.m. CST

    Afro Samurai Rules...

    by Cinemanimetal

    but I'm waiting till next week for the Director's Cut DVD. I mean Samuel L Jackson without the muthafuckas is just not Samuel L Jackson you know?

  • Jan. 25, 2009, 4:42 p.m. CST

    I don't know...

    by wampa 1

    ...but it sure smells good!

  • Jan. 25, 2009, 4:52 p.m. CST

    Don Cheadle for Afro Samurai Movie!

    by Stormwatcher

    Havent seen him with a Fro so he could totally be lost in the character. Has the fighting chops and the build. Samuel L could still be Ninja Ninja. Would get RedBelt to play cyborg teddy head. He could bring the right acting and fighting to that tragic character. Seriously, this movie needs to be made.

  • Jan. 25, 2009, 8:13 p.m. CST


    by vaudeville villain

    is an extremely awesome anime. cannot wait for the dvd.

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 2:26 a.m. CST

    Awesome follow-up

    by jub3i

    Afro and the little kid following him was a nice little "full circle" detail.

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 2:33 a.m. CST

    "Cowboy Bebop Meets Tarantino Meets Heroes Set In The 30's"

    by ironic_name

    no thanks.

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 6:29 a.m. CST

    Neat, Baccano. Hope there aren't any cuts on this.

    by ricarleite

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 7:55 a.m. CST


    by SpyGuy

    And only one week until the AFRO SAMURAI: RESURRECTION uncut DVD. <p>Life is good.</p>

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 9:34 a.m. CST

    resurrection was pretty good

    by fried samurai

    I liked the first one better but Resurrection was still a blast.Great stylish animation.I so wish Gonzo did the animation for Blade the Immortal.

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 11:04 a.m. CST

    Baccano!, more like Baka! NOOOOO!

    by Alifemde

    Seriously, Baccano! has no likeable characters (they're all mentally handicapped, stupid, or over the top in their psychoticness), the plot tries to be very serious but in the end looks like a sad rip-off of many other and greater shows that came before it. <p>The only people I've talked to about this show who claim to love it have ever only seen the first 2 episodes (which are so convoluted and strange that people tend to think that this horrible storytelling is "quirky and unique." Being unique does not automatically make something great (especially in trying to tell a story in flashbacks and flashforwards without telling the audience when in time they are, especially when the time cuts occur every 30 seconds).

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 1:53 p.m. CST

    The original AFRO SAMURAI was pretty good...

    by uberfreak

    Lots of great action but I think the new one is going to step it up. C'mon Samuel!