Afro Samurai

Season 1 Episode 2

The Dream Reader

Aired Thursday 11:00 PM Jan 11, 2007 on Spike TV



  • Trivia

    • A variation of Shepard Fairey's famous street art project, Obey Giant can be seen on a lantern hanging near the brothel. Rather than displaying the word, "OBEY", it shows the word, "GIANT".

    • Okiku is actually Otsuru, the same girl that helped save his life when he was a boy.

  • Quotes

    • Ninja Ninja: (Referring to Okiku) You know you want to hit that booty.

    • Master: (To Young Afro) Foolish boy, never speak to me of such things again. Gains of power and revenge lead to nothing. Do you really know what it means to be the #2? It is a life of murder. We are born men in order to live, not to kill. You must break the chain. Only then can we be free of this terrible cycle.

    • Okiku: (To Afro) Don't be alarmed. Of course we know you are samurai. For who else but a samurai could clutch his sword in a raging river while poisoned, unconscious, and with a broken hand.

    • Bandit: (To Young Afro) Killing some little kid is normally against my principles. But when you cut my pal's brother, you entered the world of killing, boy. Before I kill you, remember this. If you're gonna swing a sword, you better be ready to get cut by one.

  • Notes

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