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10 Anime Like Afro Samurai
7. Samurai 7
6. Kenpuu Denki Berserk
4. Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan – Tsuioku-hen
2. Stranger: Mukou Hadan
1. Samurai Champloo
Synopsis – Peaceful schoolgirl by day, fearsome monster slayer by night, Saya Kisaragi is leading a split life. Equipped with a ceremonial sword given to her by her father for sacred tasks, she vanquishes every monster who dares threaten her quiet little village. But all too soon, Saya’s reality and everything she believes to be true is tested, when she overhears the monsters speak of a broken covenant—something she knows nothing about. And then, unexpectedly, a strange dog appears; it asks her to whom she promised to protect the village, curious as to what would happen if she were to break that promise. Tormented by unexplainable visions and her world unraveling around her, we travel with Saya through her struggle to find a way to the truth in a village where nothing is as it seems.
Similarity –Both are among the most violent anime of all times, with an extremely high level of blood, gore and shocking and dreadful kills. Main characters are powerful just using a sword and they are merciless with their enemies, but they still pretty good inside.
Synopsis – The Great Kanto Desert, a sweltering wasteland of nothing but ruins and sand, is all that remains of post-apocalyptic Japan. The once fair population has been left to cling to the inhospitable dunes for survival. At least, that is the case for normal people. For those who have spent a little too long in the Kanto sun, the desert offers a wondrous opportunity to make a name for themselves.
One such person is the masked handyman “Sunabouzu,” or Desert Punk, who has forged a legendary reputation for always finishing his jobs, no matter nature or cost. Cunning and ruthless, he has become a force of crude destruction to the other desert people. However, the “Vixen of the Desert,” Junko Asagiri, discovers that Sunabouzu is not without his weaknesses—he is easily swayed by his insatiable lust for large-breasted desert babes.
Following their chaotic adventures through the Kanto Desert, Sunabouzu features a bizarre cast of personalities who entertain themselves with senseless violence and perversion in a world long destroyed by their forefathers. And just like them, they have not learned a damn thing.
Similarity – he resolved to pass the time along with the Afro Samurai, Sunabouzu is great for anyone who loves good old action! His story is very good as well as the characters, in which each brand with your way, which can be corny and even ridiculous depending on what is seen One of the remarkable things this anime would be taken in earnest comedy, creating a great show of bullets
Synopsis- Brandon Heat and Harry MacDowel, two friends so close they could be called brothers, receive an abrupt and violent reminder one fateful day of how appallingly merciless the world around them can be. Their whole lives before then were simple and easygoing, consisting largely of local brawls, seducing women, and committing petty theft to make a living and pass the time. What they failed to realize is that in this cruel world, happiness is fleeting, and change is inevitable.
Enter Millennion, the largest and most infamous mafia syndicate in the area, which accepts Brandon and Harry into their ranks and starts them at the bottom of the food chain. Harry has ambitions to ascend the ranks and one day replace Big Daddy as the supreme leader of Millennion, while Brandon only wishes to support his friend and appease Big Daddy who has taken custody of the woman Brandon loves.
Based off the third-person shooter video game under the same name, Gungrave is an epic story of friendship, betrayal, and avarice that spans the course of several years, ultimately tying back to the gripping and foreboding first episode, all the while building up to the story’s thrilling conclusion.
Similarity – Afro Samurai and Gungrave are action-packed anime that feature strong main characters that are carving their bloody paths to nothing but vengeance and retribution. They are rather quiet and do not tend to think too much because their goals remain the same throughout the whole series while fighting with horrific malformed monstrosities around them. Both series have really great endings and somewhat similar animation that leaves you screaming for nothing but more. If you liked watching one of them you shouldn’t hesitate to try out the other.
7. Samurai 7
Synopsis – In the far distant future, on a planet that might have been called “earth”, there was a war between samurai who mechanized their bodies. After the long war, people enjoyed a modest peace.
Facing starvation and abductions at the hands of fearsome mechanized bandits (Nobuseri), the farmers of Kanna Village make the dangerous choice to hire samurai for protection. The village’s water priestess, Kirara, her younger sister, Komachi, and a heartbroken villager, Rikichi, set off to hire willing samurai with nothing to offer but rice from their meager harvests. Through dangerous encounters and a bit of luck, seven samurai of varying specialties and experience are gathered for an epic battle against the bandits and the merchants that influence them.
Similarity – The Samurai is the best sword fighter in the world.for example
both afro samurai and Samurai 7 have the best sword battles more
then any other series can over with unique styles.it will make you impressed
Synopsis –”The Black Swordsman” Guts is forever pursued by deadly demons, who are attracted to him, due to a magical brand on his neck. His life’s goal is to free himself, and his lover Casca, of this inescapable curse. His other life’s goal is gain vengeance on his former best friend Griffith, who his sacrificed former Band of Mercenaries, to obtain demonic powers of his own. The giant “Dragon Slayer” sword, the mischievous Elf Puck and a growing band of misfit companions aid Guts in his violent quest for vengeance and redemption.
Similarity – Afro Samurai and Berserk are both extremely violent series that have a really similar noir and obscure feel about them despite having very different settings. They have deadly apathetic lead characters that once set on a path will not be stopped no matter what obstacle they have in front of them. Both anime offer superb animation, incredible shows of swordplay and you will most certainly enjoy the flow of blood in both of them. If you liked watching one of the series I highly recommend trying out the other.
Synopsis –The Amanto, aliens from outer space, have invaded Earth and taken over feudal Japan. As a result, a prohibition on swords has been established, and the samurai of Japan are treated with disregard as a consequence.
However one man, Gintoki Sakata, still possesses the heart of the samurai, although, from his love of sweets and work as a yorozuya, one might not expect it. Accompanying him in his jack-of-all-trades line of work are Shinpachi Shimura, a boy with glasses and a strong heart, Kagura with her umbrella and seemingly bottomless stomach, as well as Sadaharu, their oversized pet dog. Of course, these odd jobs are not always simple, as they frequently have run-ins with the police, ragtag rebels, and assassins, oftentimes leading to humorous but unfortunate consequences.
Similarity – Well to be honest I have only watched one episode. It was about how they met their counterpart members from the past. I cracked up the whole episode when it turned out that they were all black! 10/10 without a doubt.
4. Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan – Tsuioku-hen
Synopsis – When mankind’s savagery surpasses his fear of death, there is little hope for those who wish to live honest lives. Beneath a full moon, a young boy witnesses the murder of the bandits who had enslaved him, and is then christened with a new name by the man who rescued him. This boy is Shinta, now known as Kenshin Himura, and he is destined to become a swordsman. The softness of his heart does not befit the occupation, but his desire to protect the innocent is absolute.
Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan – Tsuioku-hen details the origins of the man who would bear the name of Hitokiri Battousai long before he swore his oath not to kill and before he earned his reputation as an assassin. The young man’s heart is divided between justice and corruption, while the fate of a nation rests on his actions.
Similarity – Both have intense, brilliantly choreographed, and lavishly animated swordfights and stories that explore themes such as vengeance and the morality of killing. In stark contrast to RuroKen’s quiet, contemplative and sentimental tone, however, Afro Samurai is rife with energy, black comedy (in more ways than one), and an overall pop-culture vibe. Where RuroKen’s story and presentation can be described as “beautiful”, Afro Samurai’s would be more accurately described as “badass”.
Synopsis – At the beginning of the Edo Era, when people enjoyed a time of peace, Lord Tokugawa Tadanaga holds a fighting tournament. In the past, matches were fought with wooden swords. This time, real swords will be used.
One-armed Fujiki Gennosuke and blind Irako Seigen will fight each other in this match. Both are disciples of Iwamoto Kogan, who is known as Japan’s greatest swordsman. Each of them is determined to prove himself the successor of Iwamoto’s school. However, there can only be one champion.
So begins a story of intertwining fates, conflict, and strange destinies.
Similarity – It’s got all the Breasts, Guts and Gore Afro Samurai has. That is of coarse if you can get past how revolting certain characters can be… Ok, let’s be honest here, there are maybe four or five characters that retain normal human psychological behavior. Everyone in this show is screwed in the head, but at least they make for some beastly fights.
2. Stranger: Mukou Hadan
Synopsis – In the Sengoku period of Japan, a young orphan named Kotarou and his dog Tobimaru steal from unsuspecting villagers in order to make ends meet. However, Kotarou is forced to remain on the run when he finds himself being hunted down by assassins sent by China’s Ming Dynasty for mysterious reasons not involving his petty crimes.
Fortunately, the duo run into Nanashi, a ronin who has taken refuge in a small temple, when Kotarou is attacked and Tobimaru poisoned. Although the samurai saves the helpless pair from their pursuers, he feels that there is no need to help them further; but when offered a gem in exchange for his services as a bodyguard, he reluctantly accepts Kotarou’s offer of employment—just until Tobimaru is healed and the two reach their destination. As the three set out on a perilous journey, it soon becomes evident that their path is riddled with danger, as the Ming Dynasty has now sent a terrifying swordsman after them to capture Kotarou and fulfill a certain prophecy.
Similarity – Both have simplistic fighting scenes, which really do show that you do not need over the top super powers or special effects to make a good anime. The more basic animation doesn’t make it less enjoyable to watch but retains fluidity when the action starts.
1. Samurai Champloo
Synopsis – Fuu Kasumi is a young and clumsy waitress who spends her days peacefully working in a small teahouse. That is, until she accidentally spills a drink all over one of her customers! With a group of samurai now incessantly harassing her, Fuu desperately calls upon another samurai in the shop, Mugen, who quickly defeats them with his wild fighting technique, utilizing movements reminiscent to that of breakdancing. Unfortunately, Mugen decides to pick a fight with the unwilling ronin Jin, who wields a more precise and traditional style of sword fighting, and the latter proves to be a formidable opponent. The only problem is, they end up destroying the entire shop as well as accidentally killing the local magistrate’s son.
For their crime, the two samurais are captured and set to be executed. However, they are rescued by Fuu, who hires the duo as her bodyguards. Though she no longer has a place to return to, the former waitress wishes to find a certain samurai who smells of sunflowers and enlists the help of the now-exonerated pair to do so. Despite initially disapproving of this idea, the two eventually agree to assist the girl in her quest; thus, the trio embarks upon an adventure to find this mysterious warrior—that is, if Fuu can keep Mugen and Jin from killing each other.
Similarity – They both have a unique hip-hop flair that, somehow, coincides with the samurai theme. They also both contain the amalgamation of the past and present (like monks with rocket launchers, beat-boxing peasants). It’s a weird little niche that both of these titles somehow fell into, and we haven’t really seen anything like them before or after.
Credits – MAL