Manga artist promotes different Black Samurai in response to Assassin’s Creed Shadows


The controversy in Assassin’s Creed Shadows has prompted a Japanese manga artist to promote their 2017 manga featuring a fictionalized version of Yasuke’s granddaughter.

The new promotion comes after the rather lukewarm to negative reaction to the trailer of Assassin’s Creed Shadows, which had a like to dislike ratio 4,000 likes to 41,000 dislikes in the Japanese trailer of the game at the time of writing.

Here’s the trailer:

The main contention is the portrayal of Yasuke, an African warrior in the service of Japanese warlord Oda Nobunaga during the Japanese Warring States period of the 1500s, also called the Sengoku Jidai.

Nogami Takeshi, who also served as character designer for Girls und Panzer and its spinoffs, created a manga named SECRET SHOGUN, released in 2017.

In a new post, he showed a character that is the granddaughter of Yasuke. Apart from being darker-skinned due to her African descent, she is portrayed as a idealized version of female samurai.

The manga has some fantasy elements, including an elf girl in the Sengoku era, as well as fanservice moments.

While Nogami made the manga free on his X profile, the mangaka can also be supported by purchasing it here.

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