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Netflix Sets Five New Anime Titles, Unveils First Looks At ‘Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness’, ‘Yasuke’, More

@jacbartolome  Original anime "Vampire in the Garden " and fantasy period drama "Yasuke " also coming to Netflix in 2021. Other anime shows announced include "Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness " and "Godzilla: Singular Poin#NetflixAnimeFest  " | v @jacbartolomeia 

Chadwick Boseman, who made his career playing legendary Black figures like Thurgood Marshall and Japanese samurai Yasuke, as well as taking on the role of Marvel’s King T'Challa of Wakanda, died after a four-year battle with cancer. See his life in photos:

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Chadwick, who made his career playing legendary Black figures like Thurgood Marshall and Japanese samurai Yasuke, died after a four-year battle with cancer.

I need the Yasuke head like a Jesus piece.

There was at least one black samurai warrior. Yasuke arrived in Japan in 1579 with an Italian Jesuit, and chose to stay. He later served as a samurai and as the weapon bearer of Oda Nobunaga, one of the unifiers of Japan.

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Experts disagree about whether Yasuke was enslaved prior to his time in Japan:

From the latest issue of BBC World Histories: read about Yasuke, an African samurai in 16th-century Japan

Yasuke was not only the first African they had seen but was, by Japanese measures, a ‘giant’ – 188cm tall – good looking, intelligent and entertaining, with the strength of 10 men…”

How an African man named Yasuke became Japan’s first foreign-born samurai (via @BBCNews )

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Chadwick Boseman To Play African Samurai ‘Yasuke’ In Deal With Picturestart, De Luca Productions, Solipsist & X●ception Content

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"Black Panther" star Chadwick Boseman will play the first historical samurai warrior of non-Asian descent, reports . The movie is based on the story of Yasuke, a Mozambican man who was trained by a warlord after arriving in 16th century feudal Japan.

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"Black Panther" star Chadwick Boseman has been cast in a story set in the 16th century as "Yasuke, the first African samurai to swing a sword in Japan"

Who's ready to see Chadwick Boseman play the first African samurai in the upcoming film "Yasuke"? ??‍♀️

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