Yasuke First Netflix Trailer Tells The Tale of A Black Samurai

Yasuke

Yasuke

Netflix released the official trailer for its anticipated animation Yasuke about a black samurai.

Based on a true historical figure, LeSean Thomas (Cannon Busters) created the series with the revered Japanese animation studio MAPPA (Attack on Titan: The Final Season, Jujutsu Kaisen). LaKeith Stanfield serves as the executive producer of the series and the voice of Yasuke.

Here’s the brief synopsis:

The tale is set in a war-torn feudal Japan filled with mechs and magic, the greatest ronin never known, Yasuke, struggles to maintain a peaceful existence after a past life of violence. But when a local village becomes the center of social upheaval between warring daimyo, Yasuke must take up his sword and transport a mysterious child who is the target of dark forces and bloodthirsty warlords.

Also, Netflix announced the rest of the voice cast, including Takehiro Hira, Maya Tanida, Ming-Na Wen, Paul Nakauchi, Darren Criss, Julie Marcus, William Christopher Stephens, Dia Frampton, Don Donahue, Amy Hill, and Noshi Dalal.

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Yasuke is a fascinating, mysterious figure in Japanese history that’s drawn growing interest in today’s media over the decades. I first learned of Yasuke’s role in Japanese history over a decade or so. The children’s book, Kuro-suke by Kurusu Yoshio, featured images that piqued my curiosity. To eventually learn that he wasn’t just a fictional character, but a real person, was exciting material for an adventure story,” stated LeSean Thomas in a statement. “I’m so excited for both longtime fans and newcomers to enjoy our reimagined take on this historical figure.

Yasuke will be a six-episode anime series debuting on Netflix on Thursday, April 29. This is a series that anime fans cannot miss.

Check out the official trailer and poster below. Let us know what you think.

Yasuke Poster
Yasuke Poster

Source: Netflix

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