This morning, Netflix released a short trailer about their upcoming original anime Yasuke. The video explains more about the short series’ story.
The news about the anime broke a few weeks ago, when Netflix announced that they will be bringing Yasuke to their platform in conjunction with MAPPA as a Netflix Original.
Yasuke is an anime based on a true story… but ‘anime-fied’. The semi-historical anime will include magic and robots in the mix, while telling the real story of Yasuke, an African samurai who was Oda Nobunaga’s right-hand man.
Netflix has shared a summary the story of Yasuke:
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.
Yasuke will be hitting the Netflix platform worldwide on 29 April 2021 in six very comfortable episodes. I say comfortable because frankly, I’m at the age where I can’t sit through twenty-plus episodes. I just want the story and that seems to be what we’re going to be getting with Yasuke.