Yasuke Anime gets Manga in Shogakukan’s Monthly Spirits on July 27

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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


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.


CharacterActor (Japanese)Actor (English)
Yasuke Jun SoejimaLakeith Stanfield
Oda NobunagaTakehiro HiraTakehiro Hira
SakiKiko TamuraMaya Tanida
NatsumaruFusako UrabeMing-Na Wen
IchikaRie Tanaka Gwendoline Yeo
MorisukeYu Kamio Paul Nakauchi 
IshikawaEri KitamuraDia Frampton
HarutoShunsuke KubozukaDarren Criss
NikitaHiroki NanamiJulie Marcus
AchojaKenji KitamuraWilliam Christopher Stephens
AbrahamShigeru Ushiyama Dan Donohue 
Yami no DaimyōYoshiko SakakibaraAmy Hill


Director(s)LeSean Thomas
Takeru Satō
StoryLeSean Thomas
Flying Lotus
Animation DirectorSatoshi Iwataki (A Certain Magical Index, Dororo)
Kenichi ShimaKenichi Shima (Parasyte -the maxim-)
Minoru NishidaMinoru Nishida (Dagashi Kashi 2)
Art DirectorJunichi Higashi (Cowboy Bebop, Kingdom)
ScreenplayNick Jones Jr.
Alex Larsen
Produced byMatthew Shattuck
MusicFlying Lotus
Licensed ByNetflix


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.

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