“Who was Yasuke, Japan’s First Black Samurai?”

At Smithsonian Magazine, Jacquelyne Germaine writes about Yasuke, Japan’s first Black samurai. “Though the Netflix series introduces several mystical elements—including giant flying robots, magical armies and weaponized laser beams—the broad strokes of its depiction of the Honnoji Incident are historically accurate. Yasuke was an African warrior in the […]

The Tell-Tale Hearts

Today, Shimako Sato is probably best known as the writer-director behind several entries in the Unfair series, a Japanese action franchise in the mold of Die Hard, but in 1992, she was a new filmmaker, recently graduated from London Film School, and, like any true artist, inspired to […]