“Nothing personal… it’s just revenge.”
Buried in your TV Guide tonight is anime series Afro Samurai.
Voiced by Samuel L. Jackson and Ron Perlman, this is an epic tale of a black samurai’s hunt for justice, the world’s greatest fighter and his father’s murderer.
In the world of Afro Samurai, it is said that the one who becomes “Number One” will rule the world, wielding powers akin to a god. Someone becomes Number One by killing the previous Number One and taking his ceremonial headband.
With music score by the RZA (Wu Tang Clan), it blends traditional Japanese culture, funky technology and hip-hop to create a brutally fresh entertainment experience.
The series was adapted into a 5-episode series directed by Fuminori Kizaki and produced by Gonzo, a Japanese animation studio. The series has previously screened on MTV in Australia.
It airs Mondays at 10:30pm on ABC2 from tonight.
(NB: Animated gore!)