Shogakukan’s Monthly Big Comic Spirits magazine announced that LeSean Thomas and MAPPA’s Yasuke anime is getting a manga adaption by Satoshi Okunishi. The manga is slated for release in the magazine’s next issue on July 27.
Yasuke anime debuted worldwide exclusively on Netflix on April 2. Netflix describes the story as-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. The story of Yasuke, the first African samurai who actually served the legendary Oda Nobunaga, will be released to the world.
|Character||Actor (Japanese)||Actor (English)|
|Yasuke||Jun Soejima||Lakeith Stanfield|
|Oda Nobunaga||Takehiro Hira||Takehiro Hira|
|Saki||Kiko Tamura||Maya Tanida|
|Natsumaru||Fusako Urabe||Ming-Na Wen|
|Ichika||Rie Tanaka||Gwendoline Yeo|
|Morisuke||Yu Kamio||Paul Nakauchi|
|Ishikawa||Eri Kitamura||Dia Frampton|
|Haruto||Shunsuke Kubozuka||Darren Criss|
|Nikita||Hiroki Nanami||Julie Marcus|
|Achoja||Kenji Kitamura||William Christopher Stephens|
|Abraham||Shigeru Ushiyama||Dan Donohue|
|Yami no Daimyō||Yoshiko Sakakibara||Amy Hill|
|Animation Director||Satoshi Iwataki (A Certain Magical Index, Dororo)|
|Kenichi Shima||Kenichi Shima (Parasyte -the maxim-)|
|Minoru Nishida||Minoru Nishida (Dagashi Kashi 2)|
|Art Director||Junichi Higashi (Cowboy Bebop, Kingdom)|
|Screenplay||Nick Jones Jr.|
|Produced by||Matthew Shattuck|
Flying Lotus created the soundtrack for the series. The album features Thundercat, Denzel Curry, and Niki Randa. Warp Records released the album on April 30, 2021. The full album is available on Spotify.