It looks like there are big plans coming up for the Yasuke, the historical anime based on the figure the samurai from Mozambique, also known as Yusufe, landed on Netflix on April 29.
To reveal the director LeSean Thomas and the manufacturer MAP study on the anime’s official Twitter account.
This is the original tweet:
The tweet reads:
“We hope these 6 episodes serve as an introduction to this world and make you want to learn more. We have big plans for the series. It’s only the beginning.”
Could this be a possible suggestion for a second season? We really hope this is just the beginning because the anime’s worldwide debut on Netflix on April 29th only got positive feedback.
Yasuke: all the details on the anime
Yasuke is a historical anime that tells the true story of the homonymous samurai of African descent who fought during the Japanese period of the Warring States in the 16th century, serving Oda Nobunaga. The anime consists of only 6 episodes.
Netflix describes the plot as follows:
In a war-torn feudal Japan, the greatest ronin ever known, Yasuke, struggles to maintain a peaceful existence after a past life of violence. But when a local village becomes the center of social upheaval amidst daimyo warfare, Yasuke must take his sword and help a mysterious child, the target of dark forces. The story of Yasuke, the first Afro samurai who actually served the legendary Oda Nobunaga, will be revealed to the world.
The staff sees LeSean Thomas, already known for works such as Children of Ether, Cannon Busters, The Boondocks, as the creator, director and executive producer of the anime. Flying Lotus he handled the music and also served as executive producer. Takeshi Koike (Redline) drew the characters and him MAP study (Yuri!!! on Ice, Kakegurui) took care of the animation.
Lakeith Stanfield (Atlanta, Sorry to Bother You) gave the voice to Yasuke in the English version while Jun Soejima he played the lead role in the Japanese version.
If you want to learn more about the true story of the African samurai, I suggest you buy the book on Amazon: Yasuke: The true story of the legendary African Samurai.