Netflix has unveiled the first trailer for the samurai anime Yasuke, which is produced by anime house Mappa and lands on the streaming service on April 29. It arrives alongside a host of other films and shows this month, including Concrete Cowboy with Idris Elba and the doc-series about why people hold onto stuff.
The series tells the story of the first Black samurai who served under Oda Nobunaga. While it’s a historical retelling of a real ronin, Yasuke leans into the fantastical by combining various elements like magic and mechs.
A six-episode series, Yasuke is produced by Jujutsu Kaisen animator Mappa. It is directed by Cannon Busters originator LeSean Thomas, with the titular character voiced by Judas and the Black Messiah actor LaKeith Stanfield.
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