Afro Samurai (アフロサムライ) is a Japanese dōjinshi manga series created by Takashi Okazaki, originally featured in the NOU NOU HAU dōjin magazine. It was adapted into a 5-episode anime miniseries directed by Fuminori Kizaki and produced by Japanese animation studio GONZO. The first episode was shown online on January 1, 2007 and premiered on Spike TV on January 4, 2007 on at 11:00pm EST. The anime series has since gone on to air in the UK, where it premiered on Adult Swim on May 4, 2007, and Japan, where it was broadcast on Fuji Television. It also premiered on MTV in Australia in August of 2007.
A video game adaptation of the series has been announced and will be released on the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.