MAPPA x Netflix's historic samurai anime series 'Yasuke' premieres worldwide on Netflix on April 29

Written by: Jei Beltrano | Published on: March 9, 2021 at 10:03 AM PHT (GMT+8)

The official Twitter of animation studio MAPPA and Netflix announced on Tuesday that a new Netflix original anime series is premiering this April. "Yasuke", a new action fantasy period drama, is set to premiere worldwide exclusively on Netflix on April 29, 2021. The series is listed with 6 episodes.

Netflix original anime 'Yasuke' teaser visual

The 'Yasuke' original series is created by series creator/producer/director LeSean Thomas (Cannon Busters). MAPPA is animating and producing the series with Takeshi Koike as the series director. Flying Lotus (FLYLO) co-written the scripts and also serves as the executive producer alongside with LaKeith Standfield. FLYLO is also in charge of the music composition.

The cast includes:

  • LaKeith Stanfield as Yasuke

FLYLO shared the first images from the series and revealed that the series started its production 3 years ago.

The series tells the story of a Black samurai warrior who must return to his life of sword-fighting and violence in order to protect a mysterious young girl from dark forces.

Source: MAPPA Official Twitter, NX by Netflix Official Twitter