Yasuke: Season 1 (2021)


Season 1
Yasuke

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Anchored by an impressive voice cast led by a solid Lakeith Stanfield, Yasuke's expertly crafted, gorgeously animated blend of fantasy and history is an epic ode to the titular samurai.

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Critic Ratings: 28

53%

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User Ratings: 171

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Air date: Apr 29, 2021

When her young daughter is stricken by a mysterious malady, Ichika asks Yasuke to bring them upriver to a doctor, but Yasuke refuses.

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Cast & Crew

LaKeith Stanfield
Yasuke

Voice
Takehiro Hira
Oda Nobunaga

Voice
Maya Tanida
Saki

Voice
Ming-Na Wen
Natsumaru

Voice
Gwendoline Yeo
Ichika

Voice
Paul Nakauchi
Morisuke

Voice
Dia Frampton
Ishikawa

Voice
Dan Donahue
Abraham

Voice
Darren Criss
Haruto

Voice
Julie Marcus
Nikita

Voice
Amy Hill
Yami no Daimyо̄

Voice
LeSean Thomas
Executive Producer
Flying Lotus
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Audience Reviews for Yasuke: Season 1

  • Mar 07, 2022
    Yasuke Has a Great Animation, The Writing Is Fine, It Felt Short And Rushed, Could've Had So Much To Explore And Themes That Are Timeless. The Music Is Perfection, With The Voice Cast. Great Bloody Action Scenes. I Do Recommend It But Don't Expect The Level Of Demon Slayer Quality Level Anime...
  • Nov 27, 2021
    I rarely watch anime, but this was an exception. Overall, a good show that I recommend watching. 79%
  • Nov 26, 2021
    Honestly, as a so called black man living in america, I couldn't finished watching this. Been watching anime for a long time and seeing an actual black male protagonist with native features was something I've always wanted to see happen. But of course, with a black male protagonist that's outside the norm of the negative stereotypical roles dealing with gangs and crime, etc, there's always a catch. A lot of people complained about the magic, robots and what not, but that didn't bother me as much. But there was other certain elements they love to add when it comes to my people as if we were the originators of it. Though Yasuke wasn't the one being use regarding this certain element(THANK GOD!!!), it still bothered me. Now it makes sense why they decided not to go with a more accurate historic story but with magic and robots, just so they can also have an excuse to add this other element. Was really looking forward to this but now just really disappointed in the direction they decided to go with this.
  • Nov 25, 2021
    It's almost a good show, but it's rushed. And that comes at a price of poor story telling elements at times. I'd recommend binging it.
  • Aug 21, 2021
    The animation and music of Yasuke were really good but the storyline was not. I also would've like more history and less fantasy...but that's just me!
  • Aug 05, 2021
    Although this show upon first glance has everything one might want. Samurai, demons, giant mechs, and plenty of blood to go around. There is no depth to the actual show. Things such as story, character development, and tense situations are left on the back burner. It seemed in this case style was the main focus. I did finish the season but I certainly was not in a hurry. Overall this is just another animation that keeps the show moving with its violence. Although it may not make stellar series, the action was enough to keep me watching.
  • Aug 01, 2021
    i hoped for a good show but all that became of it was the worst filler in exixtence
  • Jul 15, 2021
    I'm into adult animation and this was fun to watch!
  • Jun 22, 2021
    Arts Club Series Review 1 17.6.21 by Gianluca Yasuke Genre: Anime // Action The story of Yasuke directly starts with the past of the main character. A big fight between the Japanese nation is going and while Yasuke sides is losing he needs to kill his master. Then it switches back to his life now. Seen as a careless and retired fighter he lives as an outsider in a small village. The story continues to introduce the second main character Saki, being a weak and sick little girl who needs to seek a special doctor. After a short disagreement between Yasuke and the mother of Saki, they try to go to the doctor. The next second they get into a deadly fight and Yasuke tries to defend the mother and Saki, but the mother dies, while attacking the mercenaries, which are hunting Saki for a priest. The priest wants to capture the energy from Saki, which makes her so sick. After getting back home Saki and Yasuke prepare themselves to go again, but the hunters find them once again which results in a deadly fight where the priest dies and the mercenaries are stopping to fight them because they already stole the money from the dead priest. All while the storyline goes on, you see flashbacks of the previous life of Yasuke. Next, they try again by foot to find the priest, but this time a stronger enemy called Daimyo sends again some mercenary to get the girl for the energy. After a long series of fights both Yasuke and Saki survive and get to the destination. Morisuke the doctor, wanted to help Saki to strengthen her magic powers. But as soon as Saki arrives an army comes from Daimyo to get Saki. This results in a big fight. In an epic battle between Morisuke and his students versus the army, Yasuke and Saki are escaping through a hidden trail. The previous mercenaries are also helping Morisuke. Yasuke and Saki in the meantime are fighting against Daimyo. With combined attacks, they try to defeat her. But as her attacks get stronger, she kills Yasuke, while protecting Saki. Then Saki gets a magical power boost and kills Daimyo. This cured her illness and she could revive and heal Yasuke. The army of Daimyo loses all power and loses the fight against the other force. Both Yasuke and Saki are going back to the village they have lived in before. Saki goes living at the home of a friend, while Yasuke promises to stay a little bit longer at the village to train the son from the before mentioned family. ————————————————— Formal rating: [45] Story / Atmosphere / Perception [50] Orginality / Writing / Uniqenuess [75] Soundtrack / Cinematics / Acting Endscore = Mediocre [57] —————————————————
  • Jun 11, 2021
    The worst anime of all time. Not joking. I have seen hundreds of anime.

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