Musician Flying Lotus teased on Twitter on Thursday that the six episodes of LeSean Thomas and MAPPA’s Yasuke anime function an “introduction to this world.” He added, “We have huge plans for Yasuke. It’s simply the starting.”
The anime debuted on April 2 worldwide on Netflix.
Satoshi Iwataki (A Certain Magical Index, Dororo) was the chief animation director, and Takeru Satō was the chief technical director. Kenichi Shima (Parasyte -the maxim-) was in control of sub-character designs, and Minoru Nishida (Dagashi Kashi 2) was in control of world artwork design and artwork setting. Junichi Higashi (Cowboy Bebop, Kingdom) directed the artwork, Yuki Nomoto (Dorohedoro) was the 3D CG director, and Hyo Gyu Park was the compositing director of pictures. Azusa Sasaki (Zombie Land Saga) was the colour key artist, and Mutsumi Takemiya (Dororo, Azur Lane) edited the show.
The story’s protagonist is primarily based on the historic determine Yasuke, a samurai of African origin who served below Oda Nobunaga throughout Japan’s Warring States interval in the sixteenth century.
LeSean Thomas (Children of Ether, Cannon Busters, The Boondocks) is credited as creator, director, and govt producer for Yasuke, and Flying Lotus composed the music and served as govt producer. Takeshi Koike (Redline) designed the characters. Lakeith Stanfield (Atlanta, Sorry to Bother You) voiced Yasuke in the English dub. MAPPA (Yuri!!! on Ice, Kakegurui) produced the animation.
Source: Flying Lotus’ Twitter account
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