Titan Comics Launches New Manga Imprint With Afro Samurai Director’s Cut

Titan Comics announces that it will launch its new imprint with a new edition of the previously out-of-print Afro Samurai manga.

the afro samurai The manga is finally returning to stores, just in time for the series’ 15th anniversary.

Titan Comics announced that it will republish the bloody samurai classic as the first release under its new Titan Manga imprint. The new edition of the manga will be released in a larger graphic novel format and will feature a new cover and foreword by creator Takashi Okazaki, who also designed the characters for 2018. batman ninja. The entire series will be collected in two “Director’s Cut” volumes, the first of which will be released physically and digitally on July 26. Titan also released new images of the Director’s Cut cover and panels.

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“Not only the AFRO SAMURAI The manga had a huge impact on me personally at the time,” said Titan’s Duncan Baizley, “Okazaki-san’s cold classic replication is still felt in today’s anime and manga cultures. Effortlessly cool with beautifully choreographed bloody mayhem, like Kurosawa exploding through a Tarantino lens – it was always going to be our number one choice to launch Titan Comics’ spectacular new Titan Manga imprint.”

Okazaki, who has since worked on acclaimed anime such as Mamoru Hosoda’s. summer wars and the first episode of Star Wars: Visionsstill says that afro samurai is “of all my work, it’s my best project”. Previously, the manga was out of print for a long time and in recent years has had drastically high prices on the secondary market.

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The series was inspired by Okazaki’s love of hip hop culture and is set in a futuristic version of feudal Japan. After witnessing his father’s death at the hands of the gunslinger known as Justice, the eponymous Afro samurai embarks on a bloody quest for revenge. Okazaki’s manga originally ran between 1998 and 2002 and was adapted into an anime series by studio Gonzo (last exile) in 2007. The anime adaptation starred Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction, deep blue sea) as the main character and featured a soundtrack by RZA of the Wu-Tang Clan. An anime sequel, Afro Samurai: Resurrectionwas released in 2009. The sequel added the talents of Lucy Liu (Charlie’s Angels) and Mark Hamill (Star Wars: The Last Jedi) to the cast. Bandai Namco also published a series of afro samurai games, the first of which was released for Sony Playstation 3 and Microsoft Xbox 360 in 2009.

the afro samurai The anime is available to stream on Hulu and Funimation.

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Source: Titan Manga

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