LeSean Thomas’s Yasuke premieres this week on Netflix!
Two more days until LeSean Thomas and MAPPA’s Yasuke makes its premiere on Netflix and to keep fans on the edge of their seats, they revealed a brand new visual and a two-minute trailer, highlighting the action that is soon to come and the Pride of a Warrior. The anime is set to premiere on April 29th.
In this Original Jidaigeki Anime, it was inspired by the story of the very first African Samurai named Yasuke, a warrior who served under Oda Nobunaga during the Sengoku Period.
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. In the Japanese dub, 36-year-old American-Japanese Jun Soejima is cast as Yasuke, alongside Takehiro Hira as Nobunaga Oda and Kiko Tamura as Saki.
“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.“
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