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.
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.
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