Afro Samurai Vol.1 (Graphic Novel) (Paperback)

Afro Samurai Vol.1 (Graphic Novel) By Takashi Okazaki, Takashi Okazaki (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Takashi Okazaki, Takashi Okazaki (Illustrator)
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"Gotta figure out a way to get this on the Big Screen!!! My Man Takashi Okazaki did his thang with this one!" - Samuel L Jackson

For fans of the original Afro Samurai manga and anime, this new “director’s cut” edition of the out-of-print cult classic book features a specially commissioned custom cover and a brand-new foreword by creator Takashi Okazaki.

In a feudal, futuristic Japan, samurai battle to become No.1 and rule the world, but when his father, who holds the coveted position, is challenged and killed, the young Afro Samurai vows vengeance. Relentlessly pursued by murderous assassins, will he stay alive long enough to keep his promise?

In the first of two volumes, we see the beginnings of young Afro’s quest, his battles with an array of assassins and warlords, that climaxes in the epic confrontation with the powerful Empty Seven Clan and a showdown with an old enemy…

About the Author

Takashi Okazaki is a Japanese manga writer and artist, and visual designer most well-known for creating Afro Samurai. He has also created character designs for many other games and anime, including Batman Ninja. Most recently, he has worked as a cover artist for Marvel Comics on titles including Werewolf by Night, Black Widow and Deadpool.

Praise For…

"Gotta figure out a way to get this on the Big Screen!!! My Man Takashi Okazaki did his thang with this one!" Samuel L Jackson

A throwback to the kind of manga I used to love. Recommended." Otaku USA Magazine 

"Both familiar but refreshingly unique...its visual style and genuine flair will keep you hooked." Monkeys Fighting Robots  

"Super stylish and ultra-violent, this isn't for the faint hearted, but for the OG gangstas out there, it's the real deal." Mainly Manga

"Violent and episodic sword fights and mayhem." Publishers Weekly

"You get to marvel at the awesome artwork. A great translation." - Astonishing Melanie, Near Mint Condition

"Takashi crafted a very fractured character in Afro..." Comic Attack

"For fans of the genre, the raw, largely unpandering violence is impressive." Ain't It Cool

"I absolutely fell in love with everything about this!" Maddogg Comics

"The artwork enhances the narrative with its grimdark feel. Okazaki needs only black, white, and the crimson of blood to portray the violence and action in his artwork. Reading this graphic novel is choosing to follow the path of chaos." Manhattan Book Review 4/5 stars

Product Details
ISBN: 9781787739000
ISBN-10: 1787739007
Publisher: Titan Manga
Publication Date: December 13th, 2022
Pages: 176
Language: English