“Yasuke” Anime Reveals Key Visual, Official Trailer & April 29 Premiere

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Netflix’s original net animation series “Yasuke” has revealed a new key visual and official trailer. The 6-episode series will premiere worldwide on April 29.

The story’s protagonist is based on the historical figure Yasuke, a samurai of African origin who served under Oda Nobunaga during Japan’s Warring States period in the 16th century.

Official Trailer

■ English

■ Japanese

Synopsis

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. The story of Yasuke, the first African samurai who actually served the legendary Oda Nobunaga, will be released to the world.

Staff and Production

Original Work, Director & Executive Producer: LeSean Thomas

Character Design: Takeshi Koike
Chief Animation Director: Satoshi Iwataki
Chief Technical Director: Takeru Satō
Sub-Character Design: Kenichi Shima
World Design/ Art Setting: Minoru Nishida
Art Director: Junichi Higashi
3D CG Director: Yuki Nomoto
Director of Photography: Hyo Gyu Park
Color Design: Azusa Sasaki
Editing: Mutsumi Takemiya
Music & Executive Producer: Flying Lotus
Animation: MAPPA

Cast

■ Yasuke – CV: Jun Soejima
■ Oda Nobunaga- CV: Takehiro Hira
■ Saki – CV: Kiko Tamura
■ Natsumaru – CV: Fusako Urabe
■ Ichika – CV: Rie Tanaka
■ Morisuke – CV: Yu Kamio
■ Ishikawa – CV: Eri Kitamura
■ Abraham – CV: Shigeru Ushiyama
■ Haruto – CV: Shunsuke Kubozuka
■ Nikita – CV: Hiroki Nanami
■ Achoja – CV: Kenji Kitamura
■ Yami no Daimyо̄ – CV: Yoshiko Sakakibara

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