24/05/2009 06:44

Afro Samurai 2: Resurrection

USA/Japan, 2009, 90 min.
Director: Fuminori Kizaki
Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Lucy Liu, Mark Hamill , Grey DeLisle
Selection: ANIMATRIX

The creation by world-acknowledged animated film director Fuminori Kizaki called Afro Samurai 2: Resurrection, will be presented at Cinema City Film an Media Festival.

The protagonist, a samurai called Afro, is tired of constant killings and fights. Finally, he gets to be Number One, which means he is recognised as the best warrior in the whole world. However, peace which he strives for, gets disturbed by a beautiful woman warrior called Sio, who would do anything to take away Afro's honourable title.

The author of the comic book on which this film was based, is the famous Japanese illustrator, painter and designer Takashi Okozaki. He published Afrosamurai originally as a series in the well-known anime magazine NOUNOUHAU. Soon, Afrosamurai became more than just an ordinary comic book. After its film adaptation, directed by Kizaki, with the famous American actor Samuel L. Jackson who gave his voice to the protagonist, Afrosamurai series gained worldwide glory. Among others, music for the film was done by famous hip-hop performer RZA, member of hip-hop attraction Wu Tang Clan.