Published in August of this year with publisher Shogakukan, Spirits magazine announced that the Yasuke anime will get a manga adaptation by Satoshi Okunishi in the magazine’s next issue on the 27th.
The anime premieres April 2 worldwide on Netflix.
Netflix describes the story:
In a war-torn feudal Japan rife with magic and sorcery, the greatest ronin ever known, Yasuke, struggles to maintain a peaceful existence after a war lived violently in the past. But when a local village becomes the center of social upheaval among the daimyo, Yasuke must take up sword and lead with him a mysterious child who is targeted by dark forces and bloodthirsty warlords. The story of Yasuke, the first African samurai who truly served the legendary Oda Nobunaga, will be released to the world.
Satoshi Iwataki (A Most Magical Index, Dororo) is the chief animation director, and Takeru Satō is the chief technical director. Kenichi Shima (Parasyte -the maxim-) is designing the supporting characters, and Minoru Nishida (Dagashi Kashi 2 is in charge of world art design and art staging. Junichi Higashi (Cowboy Bebop, Kingdom) is directing the art. , Yuki Nomoto (Dorohedoro) is the 3D CG director and Hyo Gyu Park is the compositing director Azusa Sasaki (Zombie Land Saga) is the color lead artist, and Mutsumi Takemiya (Dororo , Azur Lane) is editing. program set.
The main character of the story is based on the historical figure Yasuke, an African samurai who served under Oda Nobunaga during the Warring States period of Japan in the 16th century.
LeSean Thomas (Children of Ether ,Cannon Busters, The Boondocks) is credited as the creator, director, and executive producer for Yasuke, and Flying Lotus has composed the music and is an executive producer. Takeshi Koike (Redline) designed the characters. Lakeith Stanfield (Atlanta, Sorry to Bother You) voices Yasuke in the English dub. MAPPA (Yuri!!! on Ice, Kakegurui) produced the animation.
The Flying Lotus musician said in May that the anime’s six episodes serve as an “introduction to this world.” He added, “We have big plans for Yasuke. It’s just getting started.”