April is coming to a close as the final days steadily approach us. It’s been a fun month full of amazing releases like Shadow and Bone and What Lies Below, but there seems to be another supernatural series that Netflix is treating us to this month.
Here’s everything you need to know about the new anime series.
Yasuke release date
The cast for this original series includes a great lineup of actors you know and love including Knives Out actor Lakieth Stanfield who will voice the main character, Yasuke.
In addition to Stanfield, the English-dubbed cast of Yasuke includes Takehiro Hira as Nobunaga, Maya Tanida as Saki, Paul Nakauchi as Natsumaru, Paul Nakauchi as Morisuke, Julie Marcus as Nikita, Dia Frampton as Ishikawa, Don Donahue as Abraham, Amy Hill as Daimyo, Noshi Dalal as Kurosaka, and Hollywood actor Darren Criss voicing Haruto.
The anime journeys the true story of the first Black samurai that fought in feudal Japan and served under the powerful leader Oda Nobunaga. More on the official synopsis down below, via Netflix:
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. The story of Yasuke, the first African samurai who actually served the legendary Oda Nobunaga, will be released to the world.
A show about magic, samurai, and a legendary history lesson all in one? Um, you can sign us up right now!
If the synopsis wasn’t enough to convince you to watch this upcoming anime, then the trailer will definitely get you excited for Thursday.
Check out the official trailer right here:
Animated by Attack on Titan and Jujutsu Kaisen animation studio MAPPA, soundtrack by Grammy-nominated producer Flying Lotus, created by Black Dynamite executive producer LeSean Thomas, and an amazing premise. Yeah, we’re already getting goosebumps just thinking about that amazing combo.
We’re definitely in for a hype adventure and we’re super excited to watch.
You can experience this legendary tale of Yasuke as the series debuts on April 29 only on Netflix.Next: New Netflix movies coming in summer 2021