Afro Samurai [Anime Series] (2006)

Genres - Action  |   Sub-Genres - Martial Arts, Samurai Film  |   Countries - Japan, USA  |  
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This lushly animated, graphically violent, darkly comic animated series stars Samuel L. Jackson as the voice of the Afro Samurai, a man on a classic journey of revenge in a futuristically styled rendering if Feudal Japan. In this world, the No. 1 samurai has infinite power and wants for nothing. The only problem is that once you've earned the title of No. 1, every man you encounter will try to kill you for the crown, or in this case, the headband that signifies the position. When he was just a child, the Afro Samurai witnessed his father brutally killed at the hands of the No. 1, who still holds the title. The Afro Samurai has since worked his way up to No. 2 as a master of the blade - as well as the badass quip - and now he's on a journey to find No. 1 so that he can exact his revenge and ascend to the top of the food chain.