|Anime name||Afro's Father|
|Appears in||Afro Samurai
Afro Samurai: Resurrection
Sword Master (Friend)
Rokutaro was challenged by the then Number 2 Justice, when Afro was a small boy. Rokutaro told Afro to wait a safe distance away and goes to meet Justice. After a brief exchange of words, Rokutaro rushes forward, avoiding and deflecting bullets fired at him by Justice.He gets in close and manages to avoid the bullets before knocking away one of Justice's guns. Then just as Rokutaro goes for the kill, Justice smiles and then beheads Rokutaro by an unknown mean at the time, which was later revealed to be a hidden third arm. Justice removes the Number One Headband from Rokutaro's head and then tosses the head over to Afro who breaks into tears. Justice approaches and tells Afro of his Father's death haunting him for the rest of his life and how he will be consumed by his hatred of Justice. He then tells Afro to challenge him,when he was ready to duel a god, before walking off cackling.
Rokutaro's death and Justice's words shaped Afro's future and led him down the path of the Number Two, which is the opposite of what Rokutaro wished for Afro. Sword Master attempted to teach Afro this same lesson, but Afro was too consumed with the idea of avenging his father and eventually killed his master for the Number Two Headband,and the chance of revenge.
Rokutaro appears again in Afro Samurai Resurrection,in the form of a monstrous clone created from his decomposed skull by Sio. When Afro confronts the clone,he refuses to fight back, saying that he can't kill his own father.Eventually, Afro is strangled to death. This angers Kuma to the point where he attempts to kill Rokutaro's clone for killing Afro, but he along with his sister, also meet their end at the hands of the clone. The clone then takes the Number One Headband for itself before a jolt of electricity from Kuma's body brings Afro back to life. Now realizing that the clone is not his true father, Afro finally cuts down the evil monster,and takes back the Number One Headband.
Rokutaro was part of a clan of Swordsmen along with Justice and Sword Master. He and Justice were also best friends, but as they grew older, their differing views on both the world and the headbands eventually drove them apart. During the time Rokutaro was The Number One,he had a son and grew guilt ridden on all the death and despair he caused and simply wanted to hide the headbands and conceal the legend,but Justice killed him before he could do this. Although there are minor differences to Rokutaro and Afro he is seen to look exactly like Afro in the manga .
Rokutaro's Last Words When he was beheaded. Afro believes that his father wanted him to avenge him or he wanted Afro to live his own life. Whatever he said to Afro, Afro was too overwhelmed with grief to listen to his father's last word.
Skills & Abilites Edit
Rokutaro is an highly skilled swordsman, wielding the same sword Afro now uses, and is fast enough and skilled enough to deflect and dodge bullets much like Afro