Yasuke
Photo: Studio MAPPA

LeSean Thomas’s staff unveiled the Japanese cast, a teaser trailer for the Yasuke anime that features the Japanese voices on Wednesday.

The cast includes:

  • Jun Soejima as Yasuke
  • Takehiro Hira as Nobunaga Oda
  • Kiko Tamura as Saki
  • Yoshiko Sakakibara as Yami no Daimyо̄
  • Fusako Urabe as Natsumaru
  • Shigeru Ushiyama as Abraham
  • Yu Kamio as Morisuke
  • Eri Kitamura as Ishikawa
  • Kenji Kitamura as Achо̄ja
  • Shunsuke Kubozuka as Hart
  • Hiroki Nanami as Nikiita
  • Rie Tanaka as Ichika

The anime is set to release on April 29 worldwide on Netflix.

The anime’s staff includes:

  • LeSean Thomas is credited as the Creator, Director, and Executive Producer for Yasuke
  • Flying Lotus as the Composer
  • Takeshi Koike as the Character Designer
  • Animation Studio: MAPPA
  • Satoshi Iwataki as the Chief Animation Director
  • Takeru Satō as the Chief Technical Director
  • Kenichi Shima as the Sub-character Designer
  • Minoru is in charge of world art design and art setting
  • Junichi Higashi as the Art Director
  • Yuki Nomoto as 3D CG director
  • Hyo Gyu Park as the Compositing Director of Photography
  • Azusa Sasaki as the Color Key Artist
  • Mutsumi Takemiya as the Editor

Netflix officially describes 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.”

LeSean Thomas had this to say about dealing with Yasuke,

“Here is a fortunate nature about this project, how an African-American man goes to Japan to live and work among the absolute best in Japanese anime to make an anime about an African who goes to Japan to live among the Japanese world-class and become a hero. Some portion of me where it counts feels I was intended to make this experience arrangement with MAPPA, Flying Lotus, LaKeith, and the rest of this skilled group.”


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