A new anime, Yasuke, just dropped on Netflix, a show that reclaims a black samurai's history. What you may not know is that Yasuke is based on a whole lot more than fiction. Let's take a look.
Yasuke was a Real Person
Yasuke is the story of a black man who ends up in feudal Japan in service of an Italian jesuit, only to rise to the status of one of the greatest samurai who ever lived. Sounds compelling, right? Well, it actually happened. Yasuke was a real samurai who lived in Japan during the 1500s, serving under the daimo Oda Nobunaga, the first great unifier of Japan.
It's a deeply unique story at a fascinating point in history, and being real makes it all the better.
Yasuke Already Has a Pretty Famous Anime
Who's in the Cast?
We don't have any other info on the cast right now, but that's more than enough to get exctied about!
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