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Teaser: Black Samurai Epic ‘Yasuke’ Unsheathes a New Era on Netflix

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Teaser: Black Samurai Epic ‘Yasuke’ Unsheathes a New Era on Netflix

Netflix has unveiled the teaser trailer and new artwork for all-new anime original Yasuke, from creator/exec producer/director LeSean Thomas (Cannon Busters) and MAPPA studio (Attack on Titan: The Final Season, Jujutsu Kaisen). The new spot lifts the veil on the fantasy-tinged feudal Japan where this historically-inspired hero proves “Honor Has a New Name.”

Synopsis: 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 features character designs by director/animator Takeshi Koike (Lupin the Third: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine), music by Grammy Award-nominated artist Flying Lotus and award-winning actor LaKeith Stanfield serving as executive producer and the voice of Yasuke. Additional key staff announced today:

  • 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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