Afro Samurai Game, TV Movie Both Arrive in January

posted on by Egan Loo

Namco Bandai will release its videogame adaptation of Takashi Okazaki's Afro Samurai manga and anime franchise for the Microsoft Xbox 360 and Sony PlayStation 3 consoles on January 27, 2009. Namco Bandai first announced the game in August 2005, more than a year before the January 2007 release of the original five-part anime miniseries. The company showcased a playable demo of the game at Comic-Con International 2008.

Afro Samurai will also be returning to Spike TV in January with Afro Samurai: Resurrection. The made-for-television movie will feature Samuel L. Jackson reprising his role of the titular character. Jackson will be joined by Lucy Liu (Charlie's Angels, Kill Bill) and Mark Hamill (Star Wars) in new character roles, as well as Yuri Lowenthal as Kuma, the teddy bear.

Funimation will release Afro Samurai: Resurrection on DVD in February.

Source: Animation Magazine

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