The BEST Episodes of Afro Samurai

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 3, 2019

Network: Spike TV

The story of the anime takes place in a "futuristic and post-apocalyptic feudal Japan," where one who achieves the symbolic "Number One" bandanna will command the world as a "god." Someone becomes Number One killing the old Number One and taking his bandana. However, only the one with the "Number Two" bandana has the right to challenge it. As a child, Afro had his father (who was Number One) murdered right in front of him by a gunslinger, "Justice" (formerly Number Two) and this became Number One. Now Adult, Afro Samurai, is the current Number Two, and travels the world in search of revenge, by the current Number One that killed his father.


#1 - Revenge

Season 1 - Episode 1

After a young boy named Afro witnesses Justice kill his father and claim the number one headband, Afro begins his quest to avenge his father's death. As he travels toward Justice, he is challenged by many fighters wishing to claim the number two headband that he wears.

star 8.12
164 votes
Directors: Fuminori Kizaki

#2 - Duel

Season 1 - Episode 4

Afro takes on Kuma!

star 8.01
89 votes
Directors: Fuminori Kizaki
The Empty Seven Clan

#3 - The Empty Seven Clan

Season 1 - Episode 3

The Afro Samurai continues on his journey and finds more information on the Empty Seven Clan. The group of monks have decided to unleash a robot on the samurai, created from the data Okiku had taken from his memories.

star 8.00
106 votes
Directors: Fuminori Kizaki
The Dream Reader

#4 - The Dream Reader

Season 1 - Episode 2

Afro is found by the river and taken in by Okiku to let his wounds heal. In his weakened state, he has a series of dreams about beginning his samurai training and his friends from so long ago.

star 7.94
120 votes
Directors: Fuminori Kizaki

#5 - Justice

Season 1 - Episode 5

Afro finishes up his battle with Kuma and continues up the mountain. Now, the final battle with Justice is at hand. The samurai is now ready to finally avenge his father's untimely death, by slaughtering the deranged gunman.

star 7.91
90 votes
Directors: Fuminori Kizaki