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Afro Samurai: Resurrection (movie)

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Alternative title:
Афросамурай: Воскрешение (Russian)
アフロサムライ:レザレクション (Japanese)
Genres: action, drama
Themes: samurai, swordplay
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: Late one night, Afro is suddenly attacked by Jinno. However, he is unable to protect himself, and Jinno drags him nearby to his father's grave, where a woman named Sio awaits. She proceeds to take the Number One headband that he possesses, as well as the remains of his dead father's skull. Before leaving, she tells him to seek and obtain the Number Two headband, if he wants the right to take back his father's remains. With that, Afro must once again embark on a path of violence in order to let his father rest in peace once again.
User Ratings: 914 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 62 votes (dub:39, sub:20, edit.dub:3)
 Excellent: 114 votes (dub:74, sub:35, edit.dub:1, others:4
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Spanish dubbed
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Italian subtitled
 Very good: 233 votes (dub:162, sub:61, edit.dub:4, ?:1, others:5
2 Spanish subtitled
1 Turkish subtitled
1 Polish subtitled
1 Korean subtitled
 Good: 252 votes (dub:168, sub:70, edit.dub:4, ?:1, others:9
4 Spanish subtitled
1 Polish subtitled
1 Hungarian subtitled
1 French dubbed
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 German dubbed
 Decent: 137 votes (dub:98, sub:34, edit.dub:2, others:3
1 German dubbed
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Chinese Mandarin subtitled
 So-so: 46 votes (dub:27, sub:14, others:5
2 Portuguese subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
1 German dubbed
1 Spanish subtitled
 Not really good: 28 votes (dub:18, sub:9, others:1
1 French subtitled
 Weak: 17 votes (dub:9, sub:6, raw:1, others:1
1 Russian subtitled
 Bad: 12 votes (dub:8, sub:4)
 Awful: 6 votes (sub:3, dub:2, ?:1)
 Worst ever: 7 votes (dub:4, sub:2, others:1
1 Russian subtitled
Seen in part or in whole by 1864 users, rank: #645 (of 9213)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 7.132 (Good), std. dev.: 1.792, rank: #2998 (of 9305)
Weighted mean: 7.021 (Good), rank: #3230 (of 9305) (seen all: 7.04 / seen some: 6.21 / won't finish: 3.33)
Bayesian estimate: 7.028 (Good), rank: #3035 (of 6987)
Running time: 91 minutes
2009-01 (Spike TV)
2009-01-25 (Canada and USA - Spike TV)
Opening Theme:
"Combat" by RZA
Ending Theme:
"Number One Samurai" by RZA
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Blu-ray (Region A)
    Afro Samurai - The Complete Murder Sessions [Uncut] (Dub.Blu-ray) 2010-06-22 (from $119.99)
    Afro Samurai: Resurrection - Special Edition Director's Cut [Uncut] (Dub.Blu-ray) 2009-02-03 (from $25.44)
DVD (Region 1)
    Afro Samurai: Resurrection [Edited] (DVD) 2009-02-03 (from $6.43)
    Afro Samurai - The Complete Murder Sessions [Edited] (Dub.DVD) 2009-11-03 (from $17.99)
    Afro Samurai - The Complete Murder Sessions [Uncut] (Dub.DVD) 2009-11-03 (from $15.25)
    Afro Samurai: Resurrection - Special Edition Director's Cut [Uncut] (Dub.DVD)
    Afro Samurai: Resurrection - 2-Disc Special Edition Director's Cut [Uncut] (Dub.DVD) 2009-02-03 (from $8.30)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Fuminori Kizaki
Screenplay: Yasuyuki Mutō
Storyboard: Fuminori Kizaki
Original creator: Takashi Okazaki
Character Design: Hiroya Iijima
Art Director: Shigemi Ikeda
Chief Animation Director: Hiroya Iijima
Animation Director: Fuminori Kizaki
Mechanical design: Ken Ōtsuka

Assistant Director: Takahiro Harada
CG Producer: Norikazu Kanbayashi
Color Check: Sayuri Okada
Color design: Takae Iijima
In-Between Check:
Kumiko Ōta
Soon-Ha Hwang
Mechanical Design Supervisor: Takahiro Harada
Prop Design: Satoshi Ishino
Sound Design: Shizuo Kurahashi
Special Effects: Shigenobu Kaihoko
Title Design: Masashi Ichifuru
VFX Director: Hiroo Yoshioka
Japanese companies
Animation Production: GONZO
Backgrounds: Atelier Musa
CG Production: Trilogy Future Studio
Key Animation:
Studio Hercules
Music Support: Future Vision Music
Sound Design: Sound Box
Sound Production: Aoi Studio
Title Design: TGB Design
VFX Support:
Studio Elle
English staff
English cast
Music: RZA
Casting: Jamie Simone
Music Editing: Mike Baiardi
Post-Production Supervision:
Denny Densmore
Jamie Simone
Production Coordination: James Lafferty
Re-Recording Mixing: Mark Ettel
Recording engineer:
David Barr
Eric Lewis
Talent Coordination: Laura Lopez
Video Editing: Terry Marlin
Voice Direction: Jamie Simone
Samuel L. Jackson as
Ninja Ninja

Greg Eagles as Rokutaro (Afro's Father)
Grey DeLisle as Tomoe
Liam O'Brien as Shichigoro
Lucy Liu as Sio
Mark Hamill as Bin
S. Scott Bullock as Professor Dharman
Yuri Lowenthal as Kuma

Ariel Winter as Sio (Young)
Dave Wittenberg as
Fencing Brother
Grey DeLisle as Ogin
Jeff Glen Bennett as Brother 3
Kevin Michael Richardson as
Mark Hamill as Oden Shop Master
Phil LaMarr as Afro (Teenager)
Ron Perlman as Justice
S. Scott Bullock as Kidnapper
Steven Jay Blum as
Man A
Zachary Gordon as Kotaro

English companies
ADR Production: STUDIOPOLIS, Inc.
Madman Entertainment (Australia & New Zealand)
Manga Entertainment (Great Britain & Ireland)
Internet Streaming:
Anime News Network
AnimeLab (Australia and New Zealand)
FUNimation Entertainment
Tubi TV
Korean staff
Korean companies
Distributor: Mirage Entertainment (Blu-Ray)
Korean cast
French cast
French staff
Thierry Desroses as
Ninja Ninja

Bruno Magne as Kuma
French companies
Distributor: Dybex
Spanish staff
Spanish companies
Distributor: Madness Entertainment (AniFest 2015)
Spanish cast
German cast
German staff
Jan-David Rönfeldt as
Afro Samurai
Ninja Ninja

Oliver Stritzel as Rokutaro / Afro's Vater
German companies
Distributor: Universum Anime
Russian staff
Russian companies
Broadcaster: 2*2
Russian cast

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