Afro Samurai Vol.2 (Graphic Novel)
Japan’s assassins, warriors, and warlords live in a world steeped in the traditions of the past and the technologies of the future. The one with the No. 1 headband rules this world as a god. This is whom Afro seeks. Afro’s entire existence is to avenge his father’s death at the hands of No. 1. The life Afro chooses is the path of vengeance and chaos. But to get to No. 1, Afro must face Jinno, the foe who wears a teddy bear mask.
Afro Samurai: Vol. 2 by Takashi Okazaki has been re-released in English as part of the 15th anniversary of the anime series starring Samuel L. Jackson. First published in Japan in 2008, Okazaki is the entire creative force behind this saga. As in the first volume, Okazaki’s other character tells most of the story. Afro is a man of action. More of Afro’s backstory is also revealed. The artwork enhances the narrative with its grimdark feel. Okazaki needs only black, white, and the crimson of blood to portray the violence and action in his artwork. Reading this graphic novel is choosing to follow the path of chaos.
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