Afro Samurai

TV review by Scout Davidson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 17+

Stylish animation can't mask extreme violence and language.

Spike Drama 2007

Parents say

age 17+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 16+

Based on 6 reviews

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age 18+

Afro Samurai

There's some kissing and a long sex scene with some female nudity. The violence is very strong, gory and constant. People are constantly killed in gory ways, with Japanese weapons and samurai swords throughout. There are some uses of strong language, such as "f***" and "motherf*****". Milder swears are more frequent: "s***", "bastard", "hell", "damn", "bulls***", "son of a b****", and other profanities. Afro is often seen smoking what looks like a joint, as are some other characters. Drinking is seen briefly.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
age 16+

Dark and edgy anime series loaded with graphic violence and profanity.

Afro Samurai is truly one of a kind with it's interesting characters with a flamboyant "swag" attitude, including Afro, whom is a professional killer highly proficient with a samurai sword and quite calm/collected throughout. After the unfortunate death of his father right before his eyes as a child, he swore an oath to bring the killer to justice (which the antagonist's name is Justice) with the iron will of revenge. Even though this is an animated series, it's definitely not for children or young teens, due to the pervasive amount of graphic bloody violence (people are explicitly beheaded, dismembered, sliced in half, torn apart, beaten to death). Language is strong and frequent - uses of f**k, motherf**ker, c**ksucker, sh*t, b*tch, and other crude name-calling. There's a couple graphic sex scenes between characters (breasts, buttocks, thrusting) is shown. Multiple characters are seen smoking and drinking in most scenes, even when fight scenes occur. Mature older teens whom are very familiar and used to this sort of violent and crude content should be fine with it.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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