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Netflix’s Yasuke Is The Anime Adventure Series You Need To Watch This Week

Loosely based on a real-life warrior, Yasuke features the voice of a 2021 Oscar nominee.

Yasuke. Photo via Netflix
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From the creator of Netflix’s Cannon Busters comes Yasuke, a new animated series loosely based on the historical figure of the same name, aka “the first African samurai who actually served the legendary Oda Nobunaga," a famed Japanese daimyo known as the nation's "Great Unifier."

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Netflix

The show will follow Yasuke, believed to be the first Black man to enter Japan nearly 500 years ago. Set in an alternate, fantastical version of the country, Yasuke is called back to his samurai lifestyle "in order to protect a mysterious girl from the dark forces,” per Netflix.