The NZA Posted June 13, 2009 Share Posted June 13, 2009 i cant seem to find threads that i was sure existed for shit these days So, Samuel Jackson + RZA soundtrack alone would get me on board of most projects, but i really enjoyed this one. Its only 5 episodes, plus the new OAV "Afro Samurai Ressurection", and just as youd imagine, its got a fair amout of blaxploitation and other gratuities, and its derivative as all hell (Lone Wolf & Cub, amongst countless other samurai pieces), but its a lot of fun - it unfolds like a video game (which is why the game itself was inevitable) in the big boss fights, which range between the devils of kimon Ninja Scroll-type baddies and the craziness you get from say, No More Heroes. Fighting a giant cyborg teddy bear samurai to the subtle tunes of Wu-Tang would normally be kinda absurd, but its stylized and works here. Either that, or im just a big enough fan of the different things being combined here as to not give a fuck when it falls off, so take that for what it is. That said, the series was pretty conclusive, in Afro's pursuit of the # 1 headband/rank, and Resurrection really does just play with previous characters already dealt with whilst adding a few to the mix, but again, if you're already into it, its just more fun action in a series that's way too short for my liking anyway. Anyone else into this? speak up before i delete the OAV if you wants it. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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