Movie star Samuel L. Jackson goes anime

MUMBAI: Actor and producer Samuel L. Jackson Pulp Fiction will join forces with Japan's largest TV network, Fuji Television and with Japanese anime studio Gonzo.

Jackson will voice and produce an animated action-adventure series Afro Samurai.



In the US the show will air on Viacom's male oriented network Spike TV. Afro Samurai is the tale of a black samurai futuristic, yet feudal Japan who is on a mission to avenge the wrongful death of his father.

Jackson stars as Afro a warrior who travels a solitary path encountering a myriad of enemies, friends and challenges beyond imagination. The series, produced in Japanese animation, blends samurai style with hip-hop, creating a kind of action that American audiences have never seen before.

Spike TV executive VP development and production Kevin Kay said, "With Samuel L. Jackson involved with this project combined with the talents of Gonzo, the leader in producing cutting-edge Japanese animation, and featuring a funky, hip-hop soundtrack -- this project was irresistible for us. Afro Samurai is already generating great buzz for its animation and captivating storyline."


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