Lakeith Stanfield Stars in New Netflix Anime Serise Yasuke

A thrilling and unique new anime from Netflix and Studio MAPPA, LeSean Thomas's Yasuke transcends borders, cultures, and language with an action-packed fable about a legendary samurai. Set in an a fantastical alternate version of feudal Japan, filled with warlords, sorcerers, and wise-cracking robots, the 6-episode series follows the travels of Yasuke, voiced by LaKeith Stanfield, a samurai of African descent who must return to his life of sword-fighting and violence in order to protect a mysterious girl from dark forces. With music from Flying Lotus enhancing the show's starkly beautiful animation, Yasuke is an anime like no other, powered by a diverse cast, a compelling lead character, and a classic story of a perpetual outsider's attempt to live an honorable life.

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YASUKE INFO:Release Date | April 29th, 2021

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 (Cannon Busters) 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 (Lupin the Third: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine) 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.

Additional voice cast includes:

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

Additional staff includes:

Chief Animation Director: Satoshi Iwataki

Chief Technical Director: Takeru Sato

Sub-character Design: Kenichi Shima

World Art Design & Art Settings: Minoru Nishida

Art Director: Junichi Higashi

Color Setting: Azusa Sasaki

3D CGI Director: Yuki Nomoto

Photography: Park Hyo-gyu

Editing: Mutsumi Takemiya

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