The BEST Episodes of Afro Samurai

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Aug 13, 2021

Network: Spike

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.

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The Empty Seven Clan

#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.

star 8.09
231 votes
Directors: Fuminori Kizaki

#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.

star 7.97
410 votes
Directors: Fuminori Kizaki

#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.

star 7.75
189 votes
Directors: Fuminori Kizaki
The Dream Reader

#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.

star 7.51
306 votes
Directors: Fuminori Kizaki

#5 - Duel

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 25, 2007

Afro takes on Kuma!

star 7.41
218 votes
Directors: Fuminori Kizaki