'Afro Samurai' to Debut on Spike TV (Mania.com)

Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2006
Source: www.icv2.com

In what could turn out to be the Japanese equivalent of the rags-to-riches trajectory of the self-publishers of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Tokyo-based graphic designer Takashi "Bob" Okazaki finds himself at the center of burgeoning multi-media property after his self-published Afro Samurai manga was chosen as the basis for an anime series and a live action movie, both of which will feature the talents of Samuel L. Jackson.

Series: Afrosamurai live-action feature, Afrosamurai TV comicstrip