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Brother 1
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Anime name Brother 1
Manga name Brother 1
Alternate names Brother One
Debut Episode 1: Revenge (Anime)
Chapter 1 (Manga)
Appears in Afro Samurai (Manga)
Afro Samurai (Anime)
Afro Samurai: Resurrection
Race Human
Gender Male
Occupation Assassin Monk
Family Empty Seven (Brothers)

Brother 1 (一の字, Ichinoji) is a fictional character from the anime and manga series of Afro Samurai.

Brother 1 was the apparent Leader of the Empty Seven though this is never outright stated. Like Brothers 2-5 is a wizened old man who has a golden prosthetic arm which can turn into a machine gun and a tattoo on the left side of his head which reads Number 1. His personality and manners are a mixture of a preacher and street pimp, mixing evangelistic speeches with street vernacular. He was almost always seen with a beautiful lady by his side. Brother 1 often made bold proclamations to a large number of the Empty Seven's followers and to his fellow Monks.


He attempted to ambush Afro on the lift on his way up to top of Mt. Shumi, but was unsuccessful and was himself beaten by Afro. He appears again in Afro Samurai resurrection having been left Paralyzed by his fight with Afro, he was rescued by Brother 3 making him the only Monk to battle Afro and survive.