Netflix Samurai Anime Yasuke Gets New Key Visual

The Netflix Original Anime Yasuke, which is inspired by the real-life African samurai of the same name, has received a new key visual. The anime is set to release on April 29.

Unlike the previously revealed images, the new key visual focuses on the anime’s fantastical take on feudal Japan, with a samurai mech, a bear-like creature, and supernatural abilities being featured in visual. 

The staff of Yasuke includes LeSean Thomas (Children of Ether) as director, creator and executive producer, Takeshi Koike (Lupin the IIIrd: Fujiko Mine’s Lie) as character designer, and Flying Lotus as music composer and executive producer. MAPPA is in charge of the animation production.

Netflix describes the story as:

In a war-torn feudal Japan filled with mechs and magic, the greatest ronin never 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 between warring daimyo, Yasuke must take up his sword and transport a mysterious child who is the target of dark forces and bloodthirsty warlords.The story of Yasuke, the first African samurai who actually served the legendary Oda Nobunaga, will be released to the world.

Source: Netflix Japan Twitter

Melvyn began his journey at Anime Trending in early 2018 and currently contributes as news writer and occasional reviewer. In the years since, he has experienced the unexpected advent of multiple legal anime streaming platforms in Southeast Asia, changed his Warhammer 40k army twice, and started collecting Infinity and Battletech miniatures. Outside of gaming and watching anime, Melvyn spends his free time self-learning Japanese and reading manga and light novels in their native language.
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