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Netflix is always up to something, but this time that “something” is revolutionary!
Netflix debuted a teaser for an upcoming anime series called Yasuke and get this; it’s about Japan’s first Black samurai.
— FLYLO (@flyinglotus) March 9, 2021
Oscar-nominated actor LaKeith Stanfield will serve as the lead voice of Yasuke, a real-life samurai who believed to have traveled to Japan from Africa in 1579. The series is created, produced, and directed by LeSean Thomas and will feature music from Flying Lotus. Yasuke was animated by MAPPA, a Japanese studio, and director and animator Kaeshi Koike was behind the actual character designs.
Watch the teaser above, and look for Yasuke when it premieres on Netflix later this month.