The famous streaming platform’s leaders suggested that the anime executively produced by Flying Lotus has excellent prospects to become a game-changer project in the anime industry.
The production is ongoing for more than three years, making Yasuke, a long-awaited series executive-produced by Flying Lotus, LaKeith Stanfield, and LeSean Thomas, finally arrive on Netflix next month.
Fans of the famous artist have been impatiently waiting for the release ever since the producers first announcement of his involvement in the series in 2018. Flying Lotus’s latest teaser arrived with the first images of the anime. Besides his role as an executive producer, he also contributed to an entirely original soundtrack for the series.
Evidently, Flying Lotus really enjoys working on Yasuke thus far, stating that working in anime is something he could see himself doing longer-term.
Netflix VP John Derderian co-wrote a blog post expressing that the series has talent behind it to potentially be a groundbreaking work in the field of anime. The story is about the first samurai of African descent, who eventually goes to live and work amongst Japan’s greatest warriors.
LeSean Thomas says that in many ways, Yasuoke feels like the series he was born to create. “There is a serendipitous nature about this project,” he said. “How an African-American man goes to Japan to live and work amongst the very best in Japanese anime to create an anime about an African who goes to Japan to live amongst the Japanese elite and become a warrior.”