Gamervision writes: "With its stylized art and hip-hop beats, Afro Samurai has shocked audiences with a very American take on anime. So much so, that many refuse to even acknowledge it as anime, instead claiming it is just a Western attempt at making fun of Japanese animation. It doesn't make it any better that Samuel "I have had it with these motherfucking snakes on this motherfucking plane!" L. Jackson took both the lead role, as the revered Afro, and the supporting role, as the outlandish Ninja Ninja. Even without support from elitists, Afro Samurai has enjoyed a successful run through television and a recent film."