Netflix original anime “Yasuke” debuts April 29 worldwide

The upcoming anime series Yasuke is set debut on April 29 worldwide on Netflix .

Yasuke is a six-episode anime series created by LeSean Thomas, whose previous works include Children of Ether, Cannon Busters and The Boondocks.


It set in alternate fantastical Japan during the feudal era. The story follows a samurai warrior of African descent who must return to his life of sword-fighting and violence in order to protect a mysterious girl from dark forces.

Apart from the creator, LeSean Thomas is also the director and executive director. Takeshi Koike will handle the character design while Flying Lotus is in charge of composing the music. MAPPA is producing the series.