Producers: Dentsu, Victor Entertainment, Pony Canyon, Fuji TV

 

Licensors:  FUNimation Entertainment

 

Synopsis:  Afro Samurai follows the man named Afro as he travels around searching for the man named Justice who cut down his father years ago.

 

Genres:  Action, Adventure, Samurai

 

Related manga or light novels: 

Afro Samurai

 

Places To watch this Anime: 

Hulu

Funimation

 

Air Dates:  Jan 4, 2007 to Feb 1, 2007

 

Link to anime‚Äôs Site: 

Link to site

Number of episodes:

Episode 1 – “Revenge”

Episode 2 – “The Dream Reader”

Episode 3 – “The Clan of the Empty Seven”

Episode 4 – Duel

Episode 5 – Justice

 

Ron Perlman as Justice

Samuel L. Jackson as Afro, Ninja Ninja

Crystal Scales as Afro (Young)

Greg Eagles as Rokutaro (Afro’s Father; eps 1-2)

John Di Maggio as Brother 2

Kelly Hu as Okiku

Phil LaMarr as Afro (Teenager), Brother 1, Brother 3

Yuri Lowenthal as Jinno (eps 2-5)

Dave Wittenberg as Assassin (ep 1), Matasaburo (ep 4), Patron 3 (ep 1), Punk (ep 1)

Dwight Schultz as Assassin 1 (ep 1), Patron 1 (ep 1), Ronin (ep 1)

Fred Tatasciore as Juzo (ep 1), Patron 5 (ep 1), Shuzo (ep 4)

Greg Eagles as Brother 6

Grey DeLisle as Oyuki, Woman (ep 1)

James Arnold Taylor as Yashichi

Jason Marsden as Sasuke (ep 4)

Jeff Glen Bennett as Hachiro

John Di Maggio as Giant (ep 1), Patron 2 (ep 1)

John Kassir as Soshun (ep 1)

Liam O’Brien as Kihachi (ep 1), Patron 4 (ep 1)

Phil LaMarr as Brother 5, Dharman (ep 4), Kuro (ep 1)

S. Scott Bullock as Dharman (Director’s Cut; ep 4)

Steven Jay Blum as Assasins (ep 4)

Tara Strong as Jiro (ep 4), Otsuru

TC Carson as Brother 4, Swordmaster

Yuri Lowenthal as Kuma (eps 3-4)

Director: Fuminori Kizaki, Takeshi Koike (Pilot)

Script: Tomohiro Yamashita

Screenplay: Yasuyuki Muto

Storyboard: Chris Prynoski (OP), Fuminori Kizaki, Takeshi Koike (Pilot)

Original Manga: Takashi Okazaki

Character Design: Hiroya Iijima, Takeshi Koike (Pilot)

Art Director: Shigemi Ikeda

Animation Director: Hiroya Iijima

Sound Director: Yota Tsuruoka

Executive producer: Chihiro Kameyama

Producer: Arthur Smith, Koji Kajita, Taito Okiura

Animation Check: Kumiko Ohta

Animation producer: Nobutaka Kasama

Assistant Animation Director: Gosei Oda (ep 3)

Background Art: Azusa Kakoi (Atelier Musa), Chiharu Kono (Atelier Musa), Eiko Shinozaki (Atelier Musa), Fumiaki Kaneko (Atelier Musa), Mai Hamako (Atelier Musa), Masaki Kato (Atelier Musa), Masami Ohta (Atelier Musa), Minori Omori (Atelier Musa), Shigemi Ikeda, Shin Yamazaki (Atelier Musa), Shuichi Okubo, Takae Iijima, Yoshimi Mineta (Atelier Musa), Yuko Doi (Atelier Musa)

Background Design: Shepard Fairey

CG Design: Mitsuharu Okita

CG Producer: Norikazu Kambayashi

Color Check: Takae Iijima

Color setting: Takae Iijima

Editing: Kiyoshi Hirose

In-Between Animation: Ai Mochida, Aya Kubota, Jun Shirai, Kanae Matsunaga, Rena Okuyama, Tomoyo Masuda, Yuko Nakajima

Key Animation: Akihiro Yamamoto, Chie Nishizawa, Gosei Oda (eps 4-5), Hideki Kakita, Hiroyuki Kanbe, Hisashi Mori (eps 4-5), Itsuko Takeda, Jiro Honda, Katsuya Kikuchi, Kazuhiro Miwa, Keisuke Watabe (Studio Hercules), Kouichi Hashimoto, Manabu Tanzawa, Masahiro Sekino, Michinori Chiba (Studio Hercules), Mitsuru Obunai (Studio Hercules), Naoki Kitajo, Nobuhiko Genma, Noriko Takahashi, Ryuji Tomioka, Sachie Sako, Satoru Iida, Seiichi Nakatani, Tadashi Abiru, Takahiro Takamizawa, Takeshi Koike (Pilot), Taro Ikegami (eps 1-3), Tomohiro Hirata, Tomoko Tanaka, Yousuke Kabashima, Yu Maruyama

Public Relations: Akiko Nishimura, Emiko Matsumura, Yumiko Nishi

Setting: Takeshi Koike (Pilot)

Sound Design: Koji Kasamatsu

Sound Production Manager: Yoshimi Sugiyama

Special Effects: Shigenobu Kaihoko

Title Design: Masashi Ichifuru

VFX Director: Kenji Fujita

Script: Christine Yoo, Derek Draper

Music: RZA

Executive producer: Arthur Smith, Leo Chu, Samuel L. Jackson, Shinichiro Ishikawa

Producer: Alex Gartner, Charles Roven

Casting: Jamie Simone, Kendra Carter

Co-Producer: Chihiro Kameyama, Eric Calderon, Samuel L. Jackson, Shinichiro Ishikawa

Consulting Producer: Tommy Blacha

Editing: Bruce W. Cathcart

Music Editing: Mike Baiardi

Post-Production Supervision: AJ Ullman

Production Coordination: Lindsey Myers

Re-Recording Mixing: Steve Romero Jr.

Recording engineer: David Barr, Eric Lewis

Talent Coordination: Laura Lopez

Voice Direction: Jamie Simone