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Kong
02-06-2007, 04:50 PM
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Groundbreaking Manga Series to Make Video Game Debut

Santa Clara, Calif., (August 30, 2005) – Global video games publisher,
Namco Hometek Inc. and leading Japanese animation studio, GDH K.K.
announced today that GDH has granted Namco the exclusive interactive
entertainment rights to "Afro Samurai," the gritty manga series created by
Takashi Okazaki. The agreement gives Namco rights to publish two
different "Afro Samurai" video games over the next five years.

“'Afro Samurai' is a visually striking and rich story.” said Jeff
Lujan, business director at Namco Hometek Inc. “With its gritty and unique
mix of hip-hop and samurai styling, 'Afro Samurai' is perfectly suited
for video games. We are looking forward to working with GDH in bringing
this exciting new property to life.”

"Afro Samurai" follows the story of one man's journey of bloody
hardship and pain. After witnessing the cold blooded murder of his father,
Afro devotes himself to the path of revenge. He sheds no tears, knows no
love and stops at nothing to achieve his goal. Forever chased by
powerful enemies in a lawless technology-speckled dystopia, he evades
bullets and blades to reach his final prey: a man who will not die...
Created by acclaimed visualist Takashi Okazaki, and originally told in comic
book form, "Afro Samurai" is currently in pre-production by GDH group
company GONZO and Japan's largest TV network and motion picture
production company, FUJI TELEVISION NETWORK as an animated mini-series which
Academy Award Nominee Samuel L. Jackson has joined as both co-producer
and lead voice actor. Also, "Afro Samurai" will be adapted into a
live-action feature film with Samuel L. Jackson to star as the title
character and co-producer.

“Namco is uniquely qualified to publish games based on 'Afro Samurai,'
Gonzo is just ecstatic to work with a company that is so passionate
about the vision of the franchise and who has produced so many
outstanding, award-winning games” said Eric Calderon, Vice President of Creative
Affairs at GDH. “We're all really excited about working together to
break new ground - creatively and technologically. I can't wait to play
it! We're psyched that it's going to arrive around the same time as our
animated series, comics, and then there's the upcoming live-action
movie. The timing is just perfect."

36chambers
02-06-2007, 04:52 PM
More work for RZA.

Fayth
02-07-2007, 12:12 PM
haha cool

Ghost In The 'Lac
02-07-2007, 12:18 PM
they should design the graphics like Okami

36chambers
02-07-2007, 05:29 PM
Then it would just be like Okami.

Hopefully it'll be some new shit that hasnt been done before, and Sam Jackson does the voiceover.

chiba
02-07-2007, 05:40 PM
More work for RZA.
:lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:

shaolinsword
02-07-2007, 05:51 PM
it probably will be cel shaded but then again there'll be nothing wrong with it if it's done right

TAURO
02-07-2007, 06:43 PM
“'Afro Samurai' is a visually striking and rich story.”

Rich story?.....lol

Ghost In The 'Lac
02-07-2007, 08:29 PM
Then it would just be like Okami.

.

and what would be wrong with that exactly? Okami is the best game graphically ever on the ps2.

Bloo
02-07-2007, 11:53 PM
I'd say it's a toss up between Okami and Shadow of the Collosus.

But yeah, it'll most likely be a cel shaded game just cause it's based on an anime. Still worth checking out though

pro.Graveface
02-08-2007, 04:59 AM
yo yo cant wait for this I wachted it til eps 5 yo this is real I love this Afro is da Ultimate monster don yo hehe

pro.Graveface
02-08-2007, 05:00 AM
link can not be found doo

Tangaz
02-08-2007, 06:01 PM
Namco publish it, but who's makin' it? Anyway, it could be fuckin' crazy. I'm psyched.

But what the fuck?!?! I didn't know this shit!
... Academy Award Nominee Samuel L. Jackson has joined as both co-producer
and lead voice actor. Also, "Afro Samurai" will be adapted into a
live-action feature film with Samuel L. Jackson to star as the title
character and co-producer.
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