Revealed several weeks ago and one of the anime highlighted during Netflix’s Anime Japan Stage Presentation, Netflix and Mappa unveiled their newest Anime Series titled Yasuke. Yasuke is a Six-Episode Fantasy Series that is based on the tale of the Legendary Black Samurai named Yasuke, a warrior who served under Oda Nobunaga during the Sengoku Period. The Anime is set to premiere on April 29th, 2021.
LeSean Thomas (known for his work on Black Dynamite, Children of Ether, and Cannon Busters) is the Director, Creator, and Executive Producer of this project while Koike Takeshi is in charge of Character Design. Flying Lotus is composing the Music and Satoshi Iwataki is the Chief Animation Director, and Takeru Satō is the Chief Technical Director. Kenichi Shima is in charge of sub-character designs while Minoru Nishida in charge of World Art Design and Art Setting. Junichi Higashi directing the art, Yuki Nomoto is the 3D CG director, and Hyo Gyu Park is the compositing director of photography. Azusa Sasaki is the color key artist, and Mutsumi Takemiya is editing. LaKeith Stanfield is voicing Yasuke.
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