First Teaser for Samurai Anime Sequence ‘Yasuke’ with LaKeith Stanfield
by Alex Billington
April 4, 2021
“A real warrior, above all else, prays for peace… However right this moment we struggle for the way forward for Japan!” Netflix has unveiled a teaser trailer for a brand new anime sequence titled Yasuke, from artist / creator Lesean Thomas (of “The Boondocks”, “Black Dynamite”). Yasuke is a six-episode sequence set in alternate fantastical Japan throughout the feudal period. The story is a couple of samurai warrior who should return to his lifetime of violence with the intention to defend a mysterious woman. When a neighborhood village turns into the middle of social upheaval between warring daimyo, Yasuke should take up his sword and transport the kid who’s the goal of darkish forces and bloodthirsty warlords. The story of Yasuke, the primary African samurai who really served with the legendary Oda Nobunaga, will likely be launched to the world. That includes the voice of LaKeith Stanfield as “Yasuke”. It is a first look teaser nevertheless it’s superior introduction to this new creation, and that is why we’re that includes this new sequence trailer anyway.
Here is the primary teaser trailer (+ poster) for Lesean Thomas’ anime Yasuke sequence, direct from Netflix:
In an alternate-reality model of feudal Japan reimagined with magic and superior mech expertise, a boatman named Yasuke (LaKeith Stanfield) places his storied previous as a legendary ronin referred to as the “Black Samurai” behind him. However when he encounters a lady with mysterious powers after a village is attacked by a warlord, Yasuke finds himself in the midst of an influence wrestle between rival daimyo in addition to coping with darkish supernatural components as he protects the younger baby. Yasuke is a sequence created & directed by American animation filmmaker Lesean Thomas, co-director on the animated “The Boondocks” and “Black Dynamite” sequence beforehand, and a proficient storyboard artist on many different sequence as nicely. The scripts for all of the episodes are written by Nick Jones Jr. and Lesean Thomas. That includes music by Flying Lotus. Netflix will launch Thomas’ Yasuke sequence streaming beginning on April twenty ninth this spring. First impression? Look good?