Titan Comics launched on Tuesday that it will launch a director’s cut back model of Takashi Okazaki‘s 1999 Afro Samurai seinen manga on July 26. The re-creation will attribute particularly commissioned cowl art work and a foreword by Okazaki.

The launch will commemorate the fifteenth anniversary of the anime adaptation. It is obtainable for pre-order on retail web pages akin to Amazon and Forbidden Planet.

Titan Comics describes the story:

Inspired by Okazaki-san’s love of hip hop music and American well-liked tradition, the story, set in a feudal futuristic Japan, follows the youthful Afro Samurai who witnesses his father, the holder of the No.1 headband, being challenged and killed by the No.2 – a lethal gunslinger named Justice. Swearing revenge, he begins off on a bloody path of retribution that may lastly make him the No.2 warrior and end result in a closing dramatic face-off collectively together with his father’s killer.

Seven Seas Entertainment launched the manga in North America.

Animation studio Gonzo tailor-made the manga into the Afro Samurai television mini-series (2007) and later into the Afro Samurai: Resurrection television movie (2009). Both anime initiatives grew to turn into the bestselling anime DVD releases of their respective years. Funimation launched the anime variations.

Namco Bandai Games launched the Afro Samurai videogame adaptation in North America and Europe in 2009 for the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3. The Afro Samurai 2: Revenge of Kuma amount 1 sport launched on September 2015.

Source: Press launch