Melkweg and The Tropenmuseum have joined forces and they are trying to entertain and educate you with more Japanese culture. If you haven’t seen Cool Japan in the Tropen museum, you can still do so till September 1st. In October Melkweg is starting showcasing its first edition of ‘Anime Meets Hip-Hop’ with Anime ‘Afro Samurai’ .
Is a legendary manga and anime series from Takashi Okazaki. In 2009 a sequel was released with this film, with the voices of Samuel L. Jackson and Lucy Liu. The soundtrack in the Anime movie is done by Hip-Hop Legend The RZA from Wu-Tang Clan.
In a strange world of swords, guns, and kimonos, cell phones and cybernetic body parts – a black samurai, Afro Samurai, seeks revenge from a man named Justice who killed his father and also happens to be the #1 fighter in the world. After Afro earns the rank of #2, fighter needed to challenge the #1, he starts his lonely walk to revenge. He faces bounty hunters, bar thugs, and fanatical monks – all of whom seem to have clues to the whereabouts of Justice and all of whom covet the position of #2 for themselves. Also along the way we are introduced to Afro’s chatty companion – the light-hearted Ninja Ninja.
Join the Dojo
Next to Afro Samurai Melkweg showcases 3 more Anime mixed with Hip-Hop. Get your groove on with the following movies.
- Cowboy Bebop: The Movie – Language: Japanese – 21 September
- Dragonball Z: Battle of Gods – Language: Japanese – 05 October
- Samurai Champloo (complete series) – Language: Japanese – 11/12 October
For more information about the other movies and series click here.
Good to know
Don’t forget to buy your tickets beforehand. You don’t want to miss out at the last minute when its sold out. Enjoying a screening with other Anime lovers is always better than alone. The spoken language for Afro Samurai and subtitles will be English. During the first movie showcase, you are welcome on Saturday, September 7th at 19:30 CET. Buy your tickets here.
If you don’t want to watch Afro Samurai alone at Melkweg, don’t worry we got your back. Geeks United host several geek meetups in Amsterdam. During Afro Samurai we host a geek night with anime lovers. If you like, join us. For more info click here.