Netflix’s latest original net animation, Yasuke. Photo: Netflix Netflix’s latest original net animation, Yasuke. Photo: Netflix
Netflix’s latest original net animation, Yasuke. Photo: Netflix
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Who was Yasuke, the real black samurai who inspired Netflix’s new series? He’s appeared in anime and video games like Afro Samurai and Nioh, but little is known about his life

  • Yasuke is the streaming service’s latest ‘original net animation’, or ONA, following successful series like Aggretsuko and Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045
  • Unlike Bridgerton’s made-up characters, Yasuke is based on a real African samurai who served warlord Oda Nobunaga and the Jesuit missionary Alessandro Valignano

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Netflix’s latest original net animation, Yasuke. Photo: Netflix Netflix’s latest original net animation, Yasuke. Photo: Netflix
Netflix’s latest original net animation, Yasuke. Photo: Netflix
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