Netflix brings another addition to the samurai sword genre in anime with their latest upcoming animated series, Yasuke.
Yasuke anime produced by Netflix and animated by Japanese animation studio, MAPPA, are teaming up for an upcoming samurai genre anime that’s soon to be available on the 29th of April.
The anime series is based on the Japanese historical figure of the same name, who was a warrior of African descent that served under the Japanese ruling of Oda Nobunaga. Just like history, the anime is set during the Sengoku period, which was 16th century Japan in which there was a conflict between samurai in the country.
The animation studio behind Yasuke is the Japanese studio named MAPPA, which has brought us popular titles such as Attack on Titan Season 4, Jujutsu Kaisen, Banana Fish, and a whole lot. So you’ll definitely bet that the animation in the upcoming samurai series is going to be promising.
While waiting for Netflix’s upcoming samurai anime to come out, why not binge on our recommendation list on the top samurai anime shows that are as good as the upcoming Yasuke anime series.
Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan
One of the classic anime series that brought life to the samurai sword genre is Rurouni Kenshin. With its series and numerous film adaptations, the samurai title has indeed made its mark on one of the must-watch anime series in the industry.
The plot begins with Kenshin Himura, who played a major role during the defeat of the Tokugawa Shogunate of feudal Japan, he carries his reverse-bladed sword in his quest to repent his sins after countless kills in the past.
Along the way, he meets new friends, which also share the same ideals of helping out the innocent as a way to repent for his dark past. A series of events unfold the question regarding his ideal of living for the innocent folks.
Just like the upcoming anime series, Yasuke, Rurouni Kenshin: Origins is available for streaming on Netflix, so be sure to check that one out!
Samurai Champloo is another classic samurai sword genre anime series that sets the genre to a whole new level. Peak comedy and modern animation are what fans would definitely love when watching this anime series.
Fuu is a young woman who works as a waitress in a tea shop when one day a band of samurai mistreats her and she is saved by the mysterious rogue named Mugen and Jin. However, the pair would always compete against each other which led to the death of Shibui Tomonoshina, an important figure in the series. With Fuu’s help, the duo has a chance to escape execution and will take Fuu on their travels to finding a samurai that smells like sunflowers.
Yasuke isn’t the only samurai anime available for streaming on Netflix, but as well as Samurai Champloo. So be sure to check this one out on your must-watch anime list.
Like the average anime viewer, we are also excited for the upcoming anime series, Yasuke, to be released on Netflix. Viewers like you can stream the anime or any other series with the Apple TV 4K Streaming and the Fire Stick TV Streaming Remote for the ultimate comfort of series bingeing.