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Yasuke Anime Series Picks Up Manga Adaptation

Yasuke Anime Series Picks Up Manga AdaptationYasuke, the Netflix/MAPPA series about the real-life African samurai (plus some robots and magic and stuff) debuted this April. Now it’s getting a manga adaptation in the pages of Monthly Spirits.

The manga will be written by Satoshi Okunishi, and will debut in the July 27 issue of the magazine. That issue hits newsstands next week.

Here’s how the ‘flix describes Yasuke:

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.

Source: ANN

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.