I am completely addicted to Netflix Instant Streaming... there is no news in that at all. But the reasons I love it so much are do to its overwhelming amount of content that is interesting to me. Maybe everyone else would find this stuff wack, but I am digging it. There is so much great content out there that gets missed during its intial run. Thats why instant streaming/on demand is so great. It lets you catch up at the click of a button.
Case in point: Afro Samurai. This anime mini-series is a homage to the hip hop culture that Japanese creator Takashi Okazaki loved so much. So he combined elements of the traditional anime fare (swords, blood, ultra violence) & American urban elements (guns, hip hop music, modern slang and language) to come up with this 5 episode mini series masterpiece and its follow-up, Afro Samurai: Resurrection. Add in an all star voice cast (Samuel L Jackson, Ron Pearlman, Phil LeMarr, John DiMaggio, Lucy Liu, Mark Hamill) and you got an excellent combination. I implore you to check out Afro Samurai Season 1 and Afro Samurai: Resurrection if you love things like:
- Swordfights that lead to unreal deaths.
- Teddy bear masked samurai