It's All About Revenge - Nothing Personal. In the bleak world of the swordsman, it is said that he who becomes the Number 1 samurai shall rule the world. And only Number 2 is allowed to challenge Number 1. Afro Samurai has assumed the mantle of Number 2, seeking vengeance against Number1, a gunman who killed his father years ago. But assassins lurk at every corner, seeking to rob Afro Samurai of the title of Number 2. Can Afro survive long enough to exact his revenge?
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Takashi Okazaki lives in Tokyo, Japan. Afro Samurai is his first work published in the US.From School Library Journal:
Grade 11 Up—In this violent world, which mixes elements of feudal Japan, cowboy Westerns, and apocalyptic sci-fi, the best fighter is the one who acquires the magical Number 1 headband, which grants strength far beyond that of normal men. The only warrior with enough power to challenge Number 1 is Number 2. In an effort to avenge the murder of his father, the former Number 1, Afro has struggled hard to claim the Number 2 title. The story opens with him questing his way toward Number 1's castle, battling Number 1's underlings and countless assassins. With his endless array of quips and bad raps, Afro's sidekick Ninja supplies some much-needed humor to a dark story. Fans of the anime adaptation will find essentially the same plot here as in the original manga. Unfortunately, it lacks a lot of the flashbacks into Afro's history. Hopefully, these details will come later on, since they make Afro more sympathetic. Okazaki's stylish art, with its expressionist lines and darkly cartoon faces, serves as a good match for the world he has created. This is a fun but gritty adventure that many are bound to pick up on name recognition alone. The violence, gore, and brief nudity make it best suited for older teens.—Matthew L. Moffett, Pohick Regional Library, Burke, VA
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