Netflix is going big in the market of streaming anime with the likes of Beastars and Baki: Song of Ogre in 2021, and has just released a fresh new trailer for Yasuke, the story of the real-life samurai with magical elements and hard-hitting action thrown in for good measure.
Netflix released the trailer on their Official Twitter Account, treating fans with the first look at how the animation for Yasuke will look, as well as Lakeith Stanfield’s performance as the titular character that had a role in the real world alongside the legendary figure known as Nobunaga:
Here’s the official description for Netflix’s Yasuke, for those who might not be familiar:
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.
With the series set to release on 29 April, the series will be headed by Lakeith Stanfield and produced by both Studio MAPPA and LeSean Thomas of Cannon Busters fame.
With Stanfield taking the reins of this new series, this marks a return to the world of anime following his depiction of L in the live-action Death Note movie that was released on Netflix.