As a boy, Afro Samurai saw his father killed at the hands of the villain Justice. This battle granted Justice the rank of "No. 1," leaving only a tattered "No. 2" headband as Afro's last memento of his father's death. Now fully grown, Afro walks a path of revenge, cutting down anyone who stands in his way. With only his talkative sidekick Ninja Ninja to accompany him, Afro meets a variety of strange characters on his quest: the beautiful medicine woman Okiku, a group of warrior monks known as The Empty Seven, a swordsman with a teddy bear's head, even a mechanical version of himself. Each encounter brings Afro closer to his final confrontation with Justice, and along the way, he must overcome the shadows of his childhood, avenge his father, and become No. 1.
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