Afro Samurai

It seems we're not at a loss for comic-adapted animation these days. Samuel L. Jackson will be starring in Afro Samurai coming on Spike TV at some point this fall.

Take a look at the website and trailer - it looks promising (note: it's bordering on rated R, so you may not want to send your kids to the site).

Afro Samurai is based on a manga (Japanese comic for you infidels) found in the back of a 1998/99 self-published comic, Nononhow, by Okazaki Takahashi. I guess that's why I can find absolutely no information on the internet about it. It follows Jackson's character as he attempts to avenge his father's murder.

At the 2006 Comic-Con there were even discussions of a live action film. Stay tuned.

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