Yasuke Trailer Unleashes Lakeith Stanfield’s Lone Samurai in Netflix Anime Series

Netflix’s final trailer for Yasuke, which features Judah and the Black Messiah As the title character, Star Leakith Stanfield teases all the samurai action and supernatural events you could possibly want in a new anime series. Based on historical figures of the same name, Yasuke Producer Lesen Thomas (the Boondocks), With Stanley on board as an executive producer with the Grammy-winning artist Flying Lotus.

Established in a feudal Japan of the 16th century, a magic and advanced technique, reunited with a warrior name Yasuke In Oden-ji the Sardar is witness to the fall of Oda Nobunaga in the battle against Yami no Damyo’s army. Twenty years later, Yasuke retains his old past as a famous Ronin known as the “Black Samurai”.


Here, he encounters a singer at a local bar named Ichika and his daughter Saki, a sick girl with mysterious magical powers. After an attack, Yasuke is tasked by Ichika to take the child to a doctor, and quickly finds himself the target of dark forces and bloodless chieftains as he is trapped in the midst of a power struggle between them. Goes who want to claim a young child.

Producer Lesen Thomas designed this six-episode series, and wanted to approach the real-life story Samurai’s story in a more unconventional way than previously planned. “I didn’t want to do what everyone was going to do, which was most likely a hardcore biopic,” he said, referring to a planned biopic that was due to star the late Chadwick Boseman. “I didn’t want to get bogged down by the elements of history, so to speak, and I wanted to add a sense of imagination, a sense of romanticism to it, much like the Japanese do with their historical figures.”

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the story of Yasuke In fact Thomas has similarities with his life. The producer moved from New York City’s South Bronx to South Korea in 2009 and then later to Japan, becoming one of the few black creatives working in the nation’s anime industry. Indeed, these similarities are not lost on Thomas, who said, “I am a black man, who went to Japan to work with the Japanese, about a black man who went to Japan to live with the Japanese and become a warrior.” . It’s cool. I don’t know if there’s anyone else who can really say that as a TV animation show producer, but I wouldn’t say it was a deeply personal experience. It made it more fun. “

sound of Yasuke, Laketh Stanfield, Meanwhile director Shaka has been receiving a lot of acclaim recently for his powerful performance in Kings Judah and the Black Messiah. The biographical drama describes Fred Hampton’s betrayal (played by Oscar winner Daniel Kaluya), William O’Neill (at the hands of Lekith Stanfield, FBI), president of the Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther Party in Chicago in the late 1960s. Informant. Yasuke Will be available to stream on Netflix from April 29, 2021.

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