"Yasuke (c. 1556-?) was a black (African) retainer who for a short time was in the service of the Japanese warlord Oda Nobunaga. The name ‘Yasuke’ (彌介) was given to him after he took service with Nobunaga; his original name is not recorded…”- Article taken from wikipedia
I just read about this from ultra facts and being a Black American heavily influenced and intrigued by Martial Arts and Asian culture this immediately sparked my attention. Yasuke would be the perfect character to utilize in a Manga adaptation of an original tale or story. We actually have a character we could relate to. Too bad there aren’t more extensive records on this individual. Oh well, more to indulge on I suppose.