Afro Samurai: Resurrection (2009)

Short review of the 2009 sequel to Afro Samurai.

The sequel to the first Afro Samurai manages to be just as stupid and inane as the first part. The story is about the never before mentioned sister of one of the more important players in the first part. She’s out for revenge, so she resurrects Afro Samurai’s father and after various violent and mostly pointless encounters to stretch out the running time, Afro goes head to head with his gen-cloned (or whatever technology is used) father.

I would like to say that the sequel has improved upon the original in some ways, but alas it’s exactly the same. If you like heavily stylized Anime violence with only a tenuous grip on plot, story or characterization, then go for it. Otherwise it’s pretty much a waste of time and money (again).