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Main Cast Announced for Original Anime 'Yasuke'

by DatRandomDude
Apr 13, 7:39 PM | 12 Comments
Netflix Japan revealed the main Japanese cast and a teaser featuring their voice acting for LeSean Thomas' original anime series Yasuke on Wednesday. The anime will stream worldwide on Netflix beginning April 29.

Yasuke: Jun Soejima (Asaichi TV program)
Oda Nobunaga: Takehiro Hira (Lost Girls & Love Hotels film)
Saki: Kiko Tamura
Yami no Daimyou: Yoshiko Sakakibara (Akudama Drive)
Kamaru: Fusako Urabe (Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy film)
Abraham: Shigeru Ushiyama (Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu)
Morisuke: Yuu Kamio (Shin Godzilla film)
Ishikawa: Eri Kitamura (Boku no Hero Academia)
Achouja: Kenji Kitamura (Isekai Maou to Shoukan Shoujo no Dorei Majutsu)
Haruto: Shunsuke Kubozuka (Hanagatami film)
Nikita: Hiroki Nanami (Gibiate)
Ichika: Rie Tanaka (Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199)

Note: Some romanizations may be incorrect.

LeSean Thomas (Cannon Busters) is directing the anime at MAPPA. Takeshi Koike (Redline) is the character designer, and Flying Lotus (Blade Runner: Black Out 2022) is composing the music. Thomas and Flying Lotus are credited as executive producers.


Source: animate Times

Yasuke on MAL

12 Comments Recent Comments

The PV are looking good. Reminds me of Afro Samurai. I really enjoyed that one so I will watch this as well

Apr 26, 7:11 PM by Yuri-Crusader

Man this is ridiculous. these people are complaining the show is ethnicity forced or influence by netflix. Have you ever watch afro samurai, that was fundamentally base on a manga by a Japanese artist. It was also adapted into an anime composed by rza, naturally made with no political influence. I know we live in a decade where media an entertainment industry are being manipulated politic but hey we gotta know the different which is forced and which is not. What are you even mad about. Are they even mad about this show not being historically accurate or historically false because he black. I see neither since hes using some weird magic shit in the trailer

Apr 14, 11:26 PM by tonyfony

An actual Black voice actor for Yasuke! Massive respect to Japan for that choice.

Looking good so far

Apr 14, 2:45 PM by HueyLion

Wow nice, I used to check out LeSean Thomas's art longgg ago

Apr 14, 11:39 AM by Jeff_Caesar

Nothing good comes from Netflix.

Apr 14, 9:35 AM by Icebreaker93

Why are people hating on the ost? this shit bangs

Apr 14, 8:18 AM by Vended

This is a dub show. Getting a high end Oscar nominated actor like Stanfield in the show is too much to pass up. Though still hope this Japanese VA does well. There's not many like him.

Apr 14, 4:44 AM by ZachM

and MAL hasn't approved this entry because it's almost barely anime lol

Apr 13, 10:31 PM by Chika_tetsu

Hope this turns out decent. Why is this still not accepted in the MAL database?

Apr 13, 9:28 PM by Farpet

What were they thinking with the stupid sound effect in the trailer?

Apr 13, 8:43 PM by Hrybami

Finally, the japanese trailer. A shame it´s having that generic boring trap as an OST, though.

Apr 13, 8:38 PM by MichaelJackson

It looks well enough animated and interesting. I hope it's actually good.

Apr 13, 8:24 PM by Vespidae

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