On Sale: 19 Sep 2023
"Gotta figure out a way to get this on the Big Screen!!! My Man Takashi Okazaki did his thang with this one!" - Samuel L Jackson. Afro Samurai is a revenge tale that mixes Japanese historical-futurism with Afro-American hip-hop style, making it a must have for fans of cult manga and anime! This ultimate boxed set collects both volumes of the brand new “director’s cut” editions of the classic manga which feature specially commissioned covers and unseen content by creator Takashi Okazaki!
Samuel L. Jackson (the voice of Afro in the anime) says: “Gotta figure out a way to get this on the Big Screen!!! My Man Takashi Okazaki did his thang with this one!”
A manga classic that is essential reading for all fans of the medium and afro-Japanese-futurism. This is the ultimate boxed set that collects both volumes of the director’s cut editions, and also includes two exclusive illustrated art cards!
Japan has become a land of warriors, warlords and assassins, where the technology of the future exits alongside the brutal traditions of the past. This world is ruled by whoever possesses the legendary No.1 headband.
When the boy Afro Samurai’s father, Rokutaro, is challenged as No.1 and killed by the No.2, a lethal outlaw known as Justice, he swears revenge, starting on a bloody path of retribution that will make him the No.2 warrior and allow him to challenge Justice.
Volume 1: In the first of two volumes, we see the beginnings of young Afro’s quest, his battles with an array of assassins and warlords, that climaxes in the epic confrontation with the powerful Empty Seven Clan and a showdown with an old enemy…
Volume 2: After having defeated the Empty Seven Clan, Afro is forced to face a new threat: a deadly warrior who wears a teddy mask called Jinno. Will his bloodthirsty campaign of vengeance be thwarted, or will he finally face Justice and claim the number one headband?