Netflix reveals African samurai anime Yasuke images, release date

Yasuke is the most recent anime concerning Netflix, and on Monday, the streaming service launched the very first couple of images from the program. Along with a couple of teaser images and a sneak peek of the story, Netlfix likewise exposed that the anime will have 6 episodes and is set to launch on April 29.

In the real life, Yasuke was the very first African samurai warrior. While Yasuke is a genuine individual, the story of the anime series will be embeded in an alternate and fantastical variation of feudal Japan. The anime will follow Yasuke as he’s drawn back into his violent samurai past, in order to safeguard a strange woman from some sort of wicked forces.

A small child tries on Yasuke’s helmet in an still from the Netflix anime

Image: Mappa/Netflix

Assisting bring this story to audiences is a star studded imaginative group that originates from all around the world. The program is developed by LeSean Thomas (Black Dynamite, The Boondocks) and has actually been animated by MAPPA, a premier anime studio whose latest work consists of Jujutsu Kaisen. With the images and release date out on the planet, Thomas took a 2nd to assess the program in a declaration.

There is a serendipitous nature about this task, how an African-American male goes to Japan to live and work among the best in Japanese anime to develop an anime about an African who goes to Japan to live among the Japanese elite and end up being a warrior. Part of me deep down feels I was implied to develop this experience series with MAPPA, Flying Lotus, LaKeith & the rest of this skilled group.

Yasuke is a remarkable, mystical figure in Japanese history that’s drawn a growing interest in today’s media over the years. I initially found out of Yasuke’s function in Japanese history over a years or two. The kids’s book, Kuro-suke by Kurusu Yoshio, included images that ignited my interest. To ultimately discover that he wasn’t simply an imaginary character, however a genuine individual, was amazing product for an experience story.

I’m so thrilled for both long time fans and newbies to enjoy our reimagined handle this historic figure.

Likewise dealing with the program is director Takeshi Koike (Lupid the Third: The Lady Called Fujiko Mine), and LaKeith Stanfield (Go Out, Atlanta, Sorry to Trouble You) who will supply the voice of Yasuke. Lastly, the series’ music will be supplied by artist and manufacturer Flying Lotus.

Yasuke will debut on Netflix on April 29.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.