Netflix is known for its releases associated with every genre and language, culture or tradition. So after introducing K-dramas on a large scale and the fact that Netflix was also an original creator of a few K-dramas, Netflix has now jumped into a different ocean. An ocean of anime. Yes, Netflix is back with yet another anime series for the viewers and fans of this Japanese genre. After the success of other Netflix originals such as Dragon’s Dogma and Devilman Crybaby, we will now come across another anime originally created by Netflix entitled ‘Yasuke’.
Anime lovers are very excited about all the information about this series, be it the release date or the release platform. The characters who gave their voices to these powerful characters are the hot topic these days. As the series will be available in Japanese and English, both languages, it will attract a large part of the audience and is also expected to set new benchmarks for the upcoming projects.
Yasuke is based on the historical figure, an African man of the same name. He was a warrior who worked under a powerful Japanese magnate, Oda Nobunaga, in the 16th century. It was the time of the Sengoku period of the samurai conflict in Japan. The series is expected to be released on Netflix on April 29, 2021. Created by a famous American animator, LeSean Thomas, Yasuke has caused a stir on the Internet.
How can you watch Yasuke Season 1 online?
The most frequently asked questions about the anime are: ‘How can we watch Yasuke online? ‘ Well, we have the answer to all of your questions along with this one. Fans can watch Yasuke season 1 online on Netflix, the anime’s official distributor. With the subscription to this OTT platform, one can experience the life and struggle of Yasuke in the Japanese conflicts and how the character will develop under the pretense of time and situations.
Yasuke is an official trailer released on April 27 on Netflix’s official YouTube channel.
More about Yasuke: Plot summary and production
It is a story about a warrior of African descent who served in Japan under a powerful magnate and tackled various troubles and attacks. Yasuke is a mix of magic and technology. It unfolds when the Japanese magnate, Oda Nobunaga, falls in battle against the warlord. After twenty years, Yasuke, also known as the ‘Black Samurai’, buries his past as a warrior and retires from the title. He then disguises himself as a skipper under the name of Yassan, in a remote village. There he meets a singer and his daughter who have magical powers.
Due to an accident, Yasuke accompanies the little girl to the doctor. There, his struggle to save the child from the dark supernatural forces, along with the battle against the rival Daimyo, engulfs the story and creates a beautiful picture.
The series was first announced in November 2018, when creation began. The directors of this series are LeSean Thomas Takeshi Satou and the animation was created by studio MAPPA, based in Japan. Musical artist Steven Ellison, popularly known as Flying Lotus, is part of the crew as the project’s executive producer. The English recordings were made in NYAV Post in New York City. Likewise, the music for the series has a bit of an organic twist rather than hip hop or jazz.
Cast and crew of Yasuke
One of the main roles in the series got their voice from famous artists. For example, Yasuke has been voiced by LaKeith Stanfield in English and in Japanese by Jun Soejima. Similarly, Takehiro Hira gave his voice, in both English and Japanese, to Oda Nobunaga’s character. Apart from these, Kiko Tamura have voiced in Japanese and Maya Tanida in English for the little girl, Saki. Ishikawa is voiced in English by Dia Frampton. And Natsumaru is voiced by Ming-Na Wen, just to name a few.
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