Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Yasuke - The Black Samurai

Coming this week on Netflix. It's not a literal telling of the legend of a real person but more of a mythologized anime version of his life with all the magic and monsters you would expect from such a hybrid. The animation looks gorgeous and this kind of story is right up my ally. A perfect companion to The Age of the Samurai, also on Netflix and also six episodes. I understand that Chadwick Bosman was developing the story of Yasuke as a live action film. I hope that gets picked up and made by someone. It's a fascinating part of Japanese history.

1 comment:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Too bad Chadwick Boseman never got to make that movie. By the way, he was robbed, ROBBED, of the Best Actor Oscar.