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New FFXIII Character Revealed; Japan Goes Crazy Over Afro

Sazzu Katsuroi
Sazzu Katsuroi
A magazine scan has hit the 'net revealing a hithertofor unseen character in upcoming Final Fantasy XIII: the black, be-afro'd Sazzu Kattsuroi (“Sazzu”? What is he, a bird from the Lion King?). Sazzu bears two pistols in knee holsters (which seem like they'd be a pain to get at), and a chick. As in, a baby chocobo. Aww!


Kattsuroi's appearance has made a splash on the Japanese intarwebs, who are amazed to see a character with an afro in a Squenix game.

RedRoseson Jan. 14, 2009 at 7:35 p.m.
He looks really familiar. Like someone I should know in real life...

I love his green coat.
Discoon Jan. 14, 2009 at 7:35 p.m.
whhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhat??? I haven't seen one of those since Barret in FFVII
giaon Jan. 14, 2009 at 7:43 p.m.
RedRoses: Some people are comparing him to a young Eddie Murphy =P

Disco: Hey, Barrett didn't have an afro!
RedZBaylonon Jan. 14, 2009 at 8:05 p.m.
Awesome. I just hope that lil baby Chocobo in his hand lives in his Fro.
Black_Roseon Jan. 14, 2009 at 8:36 p.m.
About damn time :P
Ruby_Alexandrineon Jan. 14, 2009 at 9:07 p.m.
The guy looks like John Shaft!  The Japanese article had Eddie Murphy (a little), Lionel Ritchie (perhaps in his days with the Commodores where he did sport an afro), Martin Lawerence (certainly because of his smile), and the actor from the 70s, Richard Roundtree (spitting image!) as the character's lookalikes.
Kirielsonon Jan. 14, 2009 at 10:11 p.m.
I think you mean he looks like John Marshall Jones
Sigueon Jan. 14, 2009 at 11:05 p.m.
That guy will never leave my party. Nice to see something other than "female Cloud", a generic prettyboy and a generic girl.gia said:
Disco: Hey, Barrett didn't have an afro!"
I think he meant a black person.
kyoko_senseion Jan. 15, 2009 at 11:46 a.m.
If the Chocobo lives in his fro, as RedZBabylon mentioned, I may DIE of glee. That would be epic.

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