Netflix Orders Flying Lotus-Produced Anime Series Starring Lakeith Stanfield As Character Based On First Black Samurai

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November 8th 2018

Announcing a slew of new projects on Thursday, Netflix has set a new anime series starring Lakeith Stanfield, which will be executive produced by Flying Lotus.

LeSean Thomas (The Boondocks) is the creator and director.

The description: In a war-torn feudal Japan of mechs and magic, a retired ronin must take up his sword when he is charged with the task of transporting a mysterious child who dark forces want to eliminate.

Stanfield will voice the protagonist "Yasuke," based on the samurai of African origin who fought with Oda Nobunaga.

Flying Lotus will compose the music, as well.

No word on when the series will air.

 

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