Episode 78: Yasuke

Welcome To The Party Pal delves into Yasuke, the Japanese-American original anime series loosely based on the historical figure of the same name, an African warrior who served under Japanese daimyo Oda Nobunaga during the Sengoku period of samurai conflict in 16th century Japan. Created by LeSean Thomas and animated by Japanese animation studio MAPPA, the series stars Lakeith Stanfield as the titular character. In this episode, host Michael Shields, with the help of author and film & television enthusiast Douglas Grant, tout LeSean Thomas and Lakeith Stanfield's talents, explore the real life history of the the famed samurai Yasuke, laud the captivating score crafted by musician Flying Lotus, discuss the distinctive humor present in the series, and much, much more.

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