From Xbox Evolved:
Afros, swords, and Samuel L. Jackson could only mean one thing; yep, we're talking about Afro Samurai. This is the first game published by the new US base under Namco Bandai, Surge. The game is a retelling of the original manga/anime storyline arc (comprising the first season of the anime). While the background involving the two headbands and the conspiracy of the Empty Seven remains the same, several key plot points diverge significantly, and are presumably non-canon. This is where fans of the series may or may not indulge in.