The BEST Episodes of Afro Samurai
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Feb 25, 2021
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 - The Empty Seven Clan
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 18, 2007
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.
#2 - Revenge
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 4, 2007
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.
#3 - Justice
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 1, 2007
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.
#4 - The Dream Reader
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 11, 2007
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.