Yasuke aired on Netflix in April 2021 and instantly became popular worldwide. Because of its amazing story fans are eagerly waiting for Yasuke season 2.
The Japanese anime series is developed by studio MAPPA, and LeSean Thomas, the creator of “Cannon Busters“. Yasuke follows the story of an African man who went from being a member of Jesuit missionaries to being a fighter in the service of Lord Oda Nobunaga.
The anime series aired in April 2021 on Netflix with a total of 6 episodes. The show became so popular that it was even nominated for Outstanding Animated Series for NAACP Image Awards.
Here’s what we know so far about Yasuke season 2.
Will There Be Yasuke Season 2?
Unfortunately, there is no news from MAPPA studios regarding Yasuke season 2. Ever since season 1 in 2021, the studio has not made any official statement regarding the renewal of the series.
However, considering how popular the anime became after its release on Netflix, we can expect the renewal soon. Most anime take three to four years in making a comeback if they perform well online.
As season one aired in 2021, there is still a lot of time left for renewal, as the show is not canceled, so there is a high chance.
Executive producer and composer of Yasuke, Flying Lotus, also teased season 2 on Twitter saying the first season was just the beginning!
LeSean Thomas, the producer, and director of the show also expressed his thoughts on the season in an interview with the Comicbook. He said that the response to the show has been amazing, and season 1 could be like a splash leading to riptides that keep things going.
Considering all the online responses and news from the producers, it is safe to say that the anime will be renewed sometime in 2023.
What is Yasuke Season 2 Release Date?
So far, there is no release date for Yasuke season 2. The series has not been officially renewed for season 2 by MAPPA Studios or Netflix.
The anime is a big step forward toward diversity, as the series was well-reviewed by fans and critics. Given its popularity and performance, Netflix will surely renew the show in 2023.
As for the studio, it seems MAPPA is too busy with other projects like Attack On Titan, Jujutsu Kaisen, Chainsaw Man, and other anime releases on Netflix.
There is plenty of other anime like Dorohedoro, High Rise Invasion, and Drifters that are waiting for renewal.
There are plenty of factors that affect the production and renewal of the anime series like the source material, sales, revenue, and reviews.
Yasuke Season 2 Trailer
Unfortunately, Yasuke has not been renewed for season 2, so there is no trailer. The anime is quite popular and in demand, so we can expect the show to get a renewal in 2023.
Till then you can watch the season 1 trailer of the most-beloved anime series on Netflix.
What is the Plot of Yasuke Season 2?
In season 1, Yasuke fought against Daimyo’s army led by his long-term enemy Mitsuhide also known as The Dark General. We also saw various alliances being formed in season 1 like Morisuke giving Saki guidance in an astral plane and Abraham’s bounty hunters supporting Yasuke.
Season 1 also saw the deaths of our favorite characters like Nikita and Ishikawa. Saki used the power of life to defeat and kill Daimyo, but she learns that Yasuke is also dead. He is brought back to life through Saki’s tears.
In the post-credit scene, we saw that Yasuke finally let go of his past, so the first season wrapped up nicely. It means that the second season promises new adventures for Yasuke.
There is no confirmation regarding season 2 of the anime, but considering how season 1 was wrapped, the possibilities are endless.
Does Yasuke Anima Have a Manga?
Yes, following Yasuke’s anime in April 2021, the series also got a manga adaptation by Satoshi Okunishi. The manga has one volume only released on July 27, 2021.
Unlike other anime that adapted from the original manga, in this case, the manga was adapted following the anime.
Manga for most anime serves as the main source material. In the case of Yasuke, the delay in season 2 could be because of the story. There is no story beyond season 1, so Netflix will approve the anime for another season when there is more story to adapt by the creators.
Right now, the manga that is adapted from the anime only has one volume. It was released in July 2021, and since then there is no new chapters or volumes.
Here are the main characters of Yasuke, that you can expect to make a comeback in season 2, along with new faces.
Yasuke is named Eusebio Ibrahimo Baloi who is of Yao descent and was named Yasuke after becoming a samurai under Oba Nobunaga. Despite getting discriminated against for his skin, and foreign origin, Yasuke became famous for his skill and honor.
Saki is Ichika’s adopted daughter who was rescued from Abraham. She has mystical powers that can rival the strongest villains like Daimyo.
Oda is the historic warlord of Japan, who brought Yasuke as a retainer. He nearly succeeded in uniting Japan.
She is a singer at an Inn who adopted Saki. She meets Yasuke at an inn and hires him to take her and Saki to a doctor.
Natsumaru is a lady samurai working for Nobunaga. She is also considered an outcast like Yasuke and is a spy for Hattori Hanzo.
He is the doctor that trains Saki, as he also has similar mystical powers. He used to serve Nobunaga alongside Yasuke, but now he runs a school of physics.
Haruto is a robot who is working for Abraham and is tasked to bring Saki. He is self-weaponized.
Ishikawa is an assassin who is working for Abraham to bring Saki. She aids Yasuke and Morisuke in protecting Saki from Daimyo’s army.
Nikita is a Russian assassin working alongside Ishikawa, and Haruto to bring Saki. She sacrifices herself for the sake of Saki.
He is a priest with mutant powers. He wants to use Saki to conquer Europe and take over the Catholic Church.
He is an African shaman who is hired by Abraham to capture Yasuke and Saki. After Abraham’s death, he helps Yasuke protect Saki against Daimyo.
Yami no Daimyo
Daimyo is the dark mage who seeks to kill Saki because she sees her as a threat.
Yasuke is a popular anime that aired on Netflix in 2021. Ever since then fans have been waiting for more. However, there is no news regarding Yasuke season 2. The show has not been officially renewed by Netflix for another season.
Despite lacking an official confirmation, the director and producers of the show have shown interest and potential regarding season 2 on social media and in interviews.
The show is definitely going to make a comeback in a few years when the story is all set as the anime is not based on the manga, but it’s the other way around. Till then stay tuned as I will keep you updated regarding changes in the status or any news regarding the renewal of Yasuke.