'Afro Samurai' Headed to Blu-ray this August

Posted Mon Jun 9, 2008 at 06:00 AM PDT by Peter Bracke
Afro Samurai: Season One

FUNimation has set a late-August Blu-ray debut for the first season of the animated series 'Afro Samurai.'

Previously released on Blu-ray in Japan by Pony Canyon, FUNimation will give the Samuel L. Jackson-voiced cult hit its stateside debut when it releases 'Afro Samurai: Season One' on August 26.

Specs include the entire five-episode arc presented in 1080 video and standard Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround (no language options have yet been confirmed).

Extras are slated to include two featurettes ("In the Booth: Voice Talent of Afro Samurai," "RZA Music Production Tour"), a set of character profiles and promo spots for 'Afro Samurai' and other FUNimation releases.

FUNimation has set a suggested list price of $29.98.

You'll find the latest specs for 'Afro Samurai: Season One' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under August 26.

We've also set up a dedicated thread for FUNimation's latest in our Forums area -- click the following link to discuss the 'Afro Samurai: Season One' Blu-ray release.

Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
Afro Samurai: Season One (Director's Cut) (Blu-ray)
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