Afro Samurai creator Takashi Okazaki told the Mainichi Daily News that he is currently supervising a second Afro Samurai series, which will air on Spike TV in 2008. In the sequel Afro forsakes killing for a time until he awakens to his destiny to be the 'world's number 1 warrior' and battles a new enemy, a seductive female warrior.
The original five-episode Afro Samurai anime miniseries, which debuted on DVD in May in two versions, is the best-selling anime DVD release of 2007 (at least through the first three quarters of the year). The week of its release Afro Samurai reached #6 on the 'TV on DVD' portion of Nielsen's Videoscan survey. The Afro Samurai miniseries has been broadcast in