Afro Samurai tells the story of the first Black anime character as he hunts for the villain that murdered his father, Justice, while he was a child. The tale follows Afro on his journey to attain the #1 headband, showing he’s the world’s greatest warrior and granting him God level powers.
Originally illustrated by legendary manga artist Takashi Okazaki, Afro Samurai stays as one of the most important animes in history. Heavily inspired by Takashi’s love of hip-hop and soul music, it was the first anime that bound Japanese Culture, Fashion & Rap culture to create a brutally fresh viewing experience. The adapted anime miniseries by Gonzo was voiced by Samuel L Jackson with a soundtrack created by Rza of the Wu-Tang Clan. After the critical acclaim, the story was nominated for two Emmys, winning one in the Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation. Afro Samurai blends all the elements a DGK collaboration stands for; a connection to culture, huge awareness and an untouched legacy that has been preserved by even the most critical of anime fans. Even decades after it’s release Afro Samurai is highly ranked on IGN’s “Top 100 Animated TV Series” and consistently featured from networks like MTV, Spike and Adult Swim.
The Dgk x Afro Samurai Collection is available now.