Google+

The badasses of Afro Samurai

Shares

Otsuru
Pretty much your standard orphan fare. Otsuru’s a little girl who idolizes Afro (duh, he’s awesome), but clings to Jinno because he’s such a nice boy. She also has a gigantic teddy bear (probably hiding several Sais or butterfly knives). Doubtful, but that would be sweet.

Sasuke
Dork alert! This nerdlinger wishes he were as badass as Jinno and Afro. Side note: no one is as badass as Afro. While not exactly a rival at Sword Master’s school of Hard Knocks, Sasuke looks to SM for paternal gratification. Today’s lesson: book smarts don’t matter when you have demons and gods to cut down. Take that home with you. Chew on it, if you will. 

The Daimyo
Politicians don’t get more ruthless than the Daimyo. When he’s not overseeing the Sword School as administrator, he’s being extremely practical by cutting his losses and using his power to get what he wants. Wait… this description sounds like every politician ever. But does President-elect Barack Obama wield a katana? Who’s bringing the real change? Think about it. 

Okiku
Finally! Something for the men! Okiku’s the kind soul of the game. A yin to Afro’s yang, if you will. She nurses him back to health after a particularly nasty beating. She sees something pure in Afro’s heart, which is incredible despite the fact that he’s a known killer. Guess some ladies are always drawn to the bad boys. Fun fact: Okiku moonlights as a silk-maker when not running away from her past. 

Kuma
Guh! What the hell is that? Legend has it that a mysterious man-bear-abomination haunts the red gate on Mount Shumi. To pass him, you must answer the most existential riddle of all: “Who am I?” This is where it gets confusing. Do you answer the question assuming you’re Kuma? As in, “I am a hideous amalgam of man and beast!” Or do you answer as if questioning yourself - “I am Features Editor Shane Patterson.” Ah! But you see, therein lies the riddle. This simple question is actually quite meta. We’re pretty sure Kuma is not just some fairy tale used to scare children, considering we have art of the character. Be warned if you see him howling in the night!

Nov 14, 2008 


Afro Samurai landing page
The key to all your Afro Samurai needs



New Onechanbara babes revealed 
Fresh screens unveil fresh meat, complete with profile data

We Recommend

9 comments

  • Prospero - November 17, 2008 5:55 p.m.

    Is it me or does okiku look like she is holding a cell phone?
  • jackf-11 - November 16, 2008 6:16 p.m.

    All I have to say is, Otsuru= little sister.
  • secondshooter - November 16, 2008 2:35 a.m.

    Holy crap! You're right, ikillchicken. Sasuke does look a lot like Stephen Colbert. Only in the face though. Wierd.
  • ikillchicken - November 15, 2008 7:13 a.m.

    Call me crazy but doesn't Sasuke look a lot like Steven Colbert? I mean like really looks like him. Not just an a superficial, has glasses and similar hair way. The facial features really resemble him. Weird.
  • Corsair89 - November 17, 2008 9:18 p.m.

    All Kuma needs is a pig suit and then he becomes Al Gore's ultimate nemisis: Manbearpig
  • NelosAngelos - November 15, 2008 11:10 p.m.

    Looks cool, I've seen the anime, never actually watched it. But you've got me interested in both the show and this game. Who knows, could be fun, and the graphics are in that nice cel-shaded look that's so hip with the kids these days.
  • TheSuburbiaRuins - November 15, 2008 12:38 a.m.

    I loved the show, This should be entertaining
  • vic88 - November 14, 2008 10:02 p.m.

    this looks like a good rental
  • ryno - February 24, 2009 4:52 p.m.

    good one Corsair89

Showing 1-9 of 9 comments

Join the Discussion
Add a comment (HTML tags are not allowed.)
Characters remaining: 5000

OR…

Connect with Facebook

Log in using Facebook to share comments, games, status update and other activity easily with your Facebook feed.