Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that although Afro Samurai is animated, it's not a cartoon for kids. There's extreme violence (including beheadings, rivers of gushing blood, and more), sex (including some bare breasts), and adult language ("f--k," "s--t") throughout.
It may be animated, but there's still nudity -- bare breasts, as well as some pretty steamy sex scenes.
Even by anime standards, this show reaches extraordinary levels of violence. Beheadings, rivers of blood, body parts flying -- you name it, and someone's likely going to slice it off.
Lots of gritty, adult-level cursing, including "f--k," motherf--ker," and "s--t."
The primary message is simply "You have to kill to get what you want." Characters use violence to achieve their goals, never once attempting to discuss problems with their adversaries. Verbal communication not a priority in this world.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Many characters smoke, and no one shies away from any of the major vices.