Netflix’s Yasuke Releases Official Trailer and Key Art!

Thursday, April 29, 2021, is the premiere of Yasuke on Netflix. Yasuke is Netflix’s original anime series 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.

Photo via Warner Media

Yasuke is created by LeSean Thomas who also serves as executive producer and director, revered Japanese animation studio MAPPA (Attack on Titan: The Final Season, Jujutsu Kaisen), with director and animator Takeshi Koike responsible for character designs, music by Grammy Award-nominated artist Flying Lotus, and award-winning actor LaKeith Stanfield serving as executive producer and the voice of Yasuke.

Besides LaKeith Stanfield, Yasuke has a star-studded cast:
Nobunaga – Takehiro Hira
Saki – Maya Tanida
Natsumaru – Ming-Na Wen
Morisuke – Paul Nakauchi
Haruto – Darren Criss
Nikita – Julie Marcus
Achoja – William Christopher Stephens
Ishikawa – Dia Frampton
Abraham – Don Donahue
Daimyo – Amy Hill
Kurosaka (Dark General) – Noshi Dalal

Will Yasuke be able to maintain the peaceful life he strived so hard to get? You’ll have to watch it on April 29th when it begins to stream on Netflix.

Are you excited about this new original anime? Talk with us about it in the comments and online via our social media!


About Yali Perez

When she's not writing about anime for Funimation, pop culture for Fandom Spotlite, sharing emotional editorials on Renegade Media, or talking about makeup on the YMUB Podcast, she is a single mom to the coolest kid in the world. In Yali's free time she likes to bake, exercise, watch Korean Variety shows, and read cheesy erotica. Yali's goal as a writer is to share her nontraditional and colorful view of the world with readers everywhere.

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