Global streamer Netflix has released the official main trailer and key art for the highly anticipated anime original Yasuke, premiering this Thursday, April 29. The studio also confirmed additional voice stars who will be heard alongside LaKeith Stanfield (playing Yasuke) on the project:
Takehiro Hira as Nobunaga
Maya Tanida as Saki
Ming-Na Wen as Natsumaru
Paul Nakauchi as Morisuke
Darren Criss as Haruto
Julie Marcus as Nikita
William Christopher Stephens as Achoja
Dia Frampton as Ishikawa
Don Donahue as Abraham
Amy Hill as Daimyo
Noshi Dalal as Kurosaka (Dark General)
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.