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MAPPA x Netflix's historic samurai anime 'Yasuke' gets nomination for 2022 NAACP Image Awards

Written by: Jayson Beltrano

Published on: January 23, 2022 at 15:47 PM PHT (GMT+8)

PHOTO: Netflix

Netflix's historic samurai anime series 'Yasuke', which is created by LeSean Thomas and animated by animation studio MAPPA, has been nominated for this year's (53rd) NAACP Image Awards in the Outstanding Animated Series category according to the award body's official list of nominees.

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - 53rd NAACP Image Awards, aims to give recognition to the excellence of African-Americans in mass media across film, television, theatre, music, and literature.

The awards night that will hail the winner of the category will happen on February 26, 2022 with a live telecast on the cable channel BET.

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 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: Cable Channel BET via Crunchyroll


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