‘Yasuke’ Trailer: Lakeith Stanfield Rises Up in Netflix Anime Series

Yasuke,” the upcoming Netflix series from creator LeSean Thomas, has released its first trailer ahead of an April 29 release.

The streaming giant provided the following synopsis along with key art Monday afternoon.The tale is set in a war-torn feudal Japan filled with mechs and magic, and 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.All of that is found within the first trailer as the audience meets Yasuke, voiced by Academy Award nominee Lakeith Stanfield.

Yasuke stands up for others despite being an outsider due to his former status as a slave.

The animation looks beautiful — a mix of anime and light tones generally

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