Yasuke Official Teaser Trailer – A Netflix original anime series about the greatest never known
Mechs, magic, and massive amounts of beautifully animated sword-fights explode in the official teaser trailer for Netflix’s upcoming original anime series, Yasuke. Set in a war-torn feudal Japan, Yasuke, struggles to maintain a peaceful existence after a past life of violence. The greatest ronin never known must once again take up his sword when a local village becomes the center of a social upheaval between warring daimyo.
I’m a sucker for samurai-influenced animes and love the ronin aspect of the series. It has a less optimistic Rurouni Kenshin vibe with Samurai X level violence that really grabs my interest. Netflixs new original anime series by LeSean Thomas and Studio MAPPA releases on Netflix on April 29, 2020. Continue reading below to read the official series information and the first looks images from Netflix.
Yasuke is created by LeSean Thomas (Cannon Busters) who also serves as executive producer and director, revered Japanese animation studio MAPPA (Attack on Titan: The Final Season, Jujutsu Kaisen), with director and animator Takeshi Koike (Lupin the Third: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine) responsible for character designs, music by Grammy Award-nominated artist Flying Lotus and award-winning actor LaKeith Stanfield serving as executive producer and the voice of Yasuke.
Additional staff announced today includes:
- 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
First Look Images