Full Trailer for Netflix’s Anime Series “Yasuke” Starring Lakeith Stanfield
by Alex Billington
April 27, 2021
“We are close to real power.” Netflix has unveiled the full official trailer for its anime series titled Yasukeby artist/creator LeSean Thomas (“The Boondocks”, “Black Dynamite”, cannon breakers). After posting the first teaser, we have to follow up with this full trailer because yes, it looks very cool. The story is about a samurai warrior who must return to his life of violence in order to protect a mysterious girl. When a local village becomes the center of social upheaval between warring daimyo, Yasuke must take his sword and carry the child who is the target of dark forces and bloodthirsty warlords. The story of Yasuke, the first African samurai who actually served with the legendary Oda Nobunaga. With the voice of LaKeith Stanfield as “Yasuke”, and he is joined by Takehiro Hira, Maya Tanida, Ming Na Wen, Paul Nakauchi, Darren Crissand Julie Marcus. Looks like it’s going to be an awesome anime series.
Here’s the full trailer (+ poster) for LeSean Thomas’ anime Yasuke series, live from netflix:
You can also rewatch Netflix’s first trailer Yasuke series here, to catch some more pictures.
In an alternate reality version of feudal Japan reimagined with magic and advanced mechanical technology, a boatman named Yasuke (LaKeith Stanfield) leaves behind his storied past as a legendary ronin known as “Black Samurai”. But when he encounters a girl with mysterious powers after a village is attacked by a warlord, Yasuke finds himself in the middle of a power struggle between rival daimyo and must contend with dark supernatural elements as he protects the young child. Yasuke is a series created and directed by an American animation filmmaker LeSean Thomas, co-director of the animated series “The Boondocks” and “Black Dynamite” before, and a talented screenwriter on many other series as well. The scripts for all episodes are written by Nick Jones Jr. and LeSean Thomas. With the music of Flying Lotus. Netflix will release Thomas’ Yasuke streaming series starting on April 29 this spring. Who’s planning to watch this?