Netflix has decided to go big into anime this year, they just released the first trailer, Yasuke, its upcoming anime based on the true story of a Black Samurai who lived in Japan during the 16th century. Despite the real-life source material, the show takes a few liberties with the story.
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.
The show was created by LeSean Thomas, the lead character is voiced by LaKeith Stanfield, the soundtrack comes from Flying Lotus.
Yasuke will debut on Netflix on April 29th.