Afro Samurai User Reviews

Afro Samurai is an anime series in the Afro Samurai franchise
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A fight full of nothing Reviewed by ronat1 on May 1, 2011. ronat1 has written 9 reviews. His/her last review was for Highschool of the Dead. 20 out of 24 users recommend his reviews. 4 out of 6 users found this review helpful.
Its the story about a ruthless samurai that as a kid was the witness of the murder of his father by the hands of a mercyless gun shooter. Both of them, his father and the cowboy fought for the right to hold the number one band, which automatically grants you the title of the strongest man over land, granting you a great power but also turning into a curse, because, yeah you got it, everybody wants to be number one. The kid grows up with the only objective to get revenge for his fathers death and become the number one.
Up to this point the story looks pretty interesting, its original and attractive, but the thing is that this 5 episode series wasn´t what I expected, at all. Afro went down killing everybody during the hole story, at the end he´s the only important character, and there are no bonds between him and anyone. I mean it has a freaking awesome graphic style and the afro hip hop theme was great but the plot itself felt empty, you see, a cool character that seeks for revenge but has no emotions nor feelings for anybody , even if its cool, it still makes the series empty of emotions and feelings. 
The first thing that comes to my mind when I try to describe this series is a song from the beatles, nowhere man, just think about it, Afro is like a nowhere man killing on his nowhere land and seeking for damn band for nobody. A plane story about a single guy that only thinks about himself and anybody else.

As pros I have to say:
1.- Good graphic style, the drawings are great and it has a great atmosphere.
2.- It has great music that works with the show.

As cons I would say:
1.- Plain and emotionless plot.
2.- There´s almost none psychological development in any character.
3.- Everything in the story is motiveless.
4.- Afro´s attitude is absolutely annoying, which makes it one of the characters I hate the most.

Resuming, if you like fights and killings with no sense and a story full of nothing, well you might like it. But in my case I would say it just deserves 1.5 out of 5 stars.



 

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