Netflix has shared the first trailer for its upcoming original anime show Yasuke. The series was created and staged by LeSean Thomas and Studio MAPPA as well as stars Lakeith Stanfield with an original score by Flying Lotus. It arrives on April 29th. Check out the teaser below.
Yasuke is set in war-torn feudal Japan. Stanfield not only pronounces the title Ronin, but also acts as an executive producer alongside LeSean Thomas. Thomas previously created The Boondocks, Black Dynamite and Cannon Busters, all of which explore the intersection between anime and black culture. Character designs for Yasuke were created by director and animator Takeshi Koike.
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