Yasuke is a new anime series created, produced, and directed by LeSean Thomas set to debut on Netflix on April, 29th.
Inspired by the true story of Japan’s first African samurai, who served under the legendary warlord Oda Nobunaga, Yasuke will also feature animation from studio MAPPA, home of Attack on Titan.
This truly cross-cultural production now has a Japanese language trailer that showcases the voices for the version of Yasuke that will be shown in the Land of the Rising Sun. Watch below!
Here's the Japanese cast for Yasuke
Jun Soejima – Yasuke
Takehiro Hira – Nobunaga Oda
Kiko Tamura – Saki
Yoshiko Sakakibara plays –Yami no Daimyо
Fusako Urabe – Natsumaru
Shigeru Ushiyama – Abraham
Yu Kamio – Morisuke
Eri Kitamura – Ishikawa
Kenji Kitamura – Achоja
Shunsuke Kubozuka – Hart
Hiroki Nanami – Nikiita
Rie Tanaka – Ichika.
And here's Netflix's synopsis for Yasuke, along with key art and promo images.
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.