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The Black Samurai was a former samurai from the Samurai Order who turned against his brothers when he got a thirst for power. After killing his mentor Yashen , he worked with his apprentice Winger to ensure that he could get as much power as he wanted, but was ultimately defeated by the combined efforts of a new Golden Samurai and his former friend Red Samurai .

Not much is known about the Black Samurai's past, except that he joined the Samurai Order under Yashen and became friends with the Red Samurai , the Brown Samurai and the Blue Samurai , only to become hungry for more power, resulting in his expulsion from the order. Black Samurai would claim revenge on his former friends, and took on an equally hungry apprentice named Winger , whom he would train.

After creating his Shadowmen , Black Samurai teleports to the Samurai Temple to attack the other Samurai. Black Samurai slaughters the Brown Samurai and Blue Samurai, and defeats the Red Samurai before facing off against Yashen. Although Yashen proves to be more powerful, Black Samurai tricks him by creating a doppelganger, and he mortally wounds him. However, before he can finish the job Red Samurai escapes with Yashen, and Black Samurai proceeds to drain the powers of his former peers, giving some of his power to Winger.

The Black Samurai was a former samurai from the Samurai Order who turned against his brothers when he got a thirst for power. After killing his mentor Yashen , he worked with his apprentice Winger to ensure that he could get as much power as he wanted, but was ultimately defeated by the combined efforts of a new Golden Samurai and his former friend Red Samurai .

Not much is known about the Black Samurai's past, except that he joined the Samurai Order under Yashen and became friends with the Red Samurai , the Brown Samurai and the Blue Samurai , only to become hungry for more power, resulting in his expulsion from the order. Black Samurai would claim revenge on his former friends, and took on an equally hungry apprentice named Winger , whom he would train.

After creating his Shadowmen , Black Samurai teleports to the Samurai Temple to attack the other Samurai. Black Samurai slaughters the Brown Samurai and Blue Samurai, and defeats the Red Samurai before facing off against Yashen. Although Yashen proves to be more powerful, Black Samurai tricks him by creating a doppelganger, and he mortally wounds him. However, before he can finish the job Red Samurai escapes with Yashen, and Black Samurai proceeds to drain the powers of his former peers, giving some of his power to Winger.

Yasuke, the African samurai, is a topic previously discussed on Black Tokyo. For a little background on the the  children’s book, Kurosuke, which is based on the tales of Yasuke, the following is provided:

“Historical stories for children as a genre was established after 1960s. Kuro-suke, by Kurusu Yoshio (1916 – 2001), is masterpiece about a black young man and the Honnôji Revolt, and is one of the works that contributed to the development of the historical genre.

In the late sixteenth century, when Oda Nobunaga is holding sway over Japan, a black young man is sent to Nobunaga as a gift from a missionary. Japanese people at that time do not know about black people, and they are very surprised. The young man is named Kurusan Yasuke, or Kuro-suke, and is made an attendant of Nobunaga and the household members come to be fond of him.”

A rivalry between actors — one English, one American — turned into a deadly class riot that rocked 19th century New York. 

A former SS scientist may have been set to destroy the Bolivian coca crop with his secret bioweapon — until he got whacked.

After dabbling in spiritualism and satanism, an Italian lawyer named Bartolo Longo became a lay brother and decided to jump lanes, dedicating his life to good works.

Black Samurai is a 1977 American blaxploitation film directed by Al Adamson and starring Jim Kelly. The script is credited to B. Readick, with additional story ideas ...

Robert Sand, agent of D.R.A.G.O.N. (Defense Reserve Agency Guardian Of Nations), is playing tennis on his vacation with a beautiful black girl, when his commanding ...

09.06.2014  · In A Nutshell. His name was Yasuke, and he was the first and only black samurai . Brought to Japan by a Jesuit missionary, this African slave eventually ...

Did you know that Tom Cruise wasn’t the only foreigner who became a samurai? There was also Yasuke, the first and only black samurai ever.

Story goes is that Yasuke – or Yusufe, according to a new 2013 research – was a member of the Makua, an ethnic group from Mozambique. He became a slave of an Italian Jesuit and was brought to Japan in 1579.

Naturally, the locals, having never seen an African before, found Yasuke’s dark skin amusing and exotic. This attracted the attention of powerful warlord Oda Nobunaga, who quickly became BFFs with the man.

The Black Samurai was a former samurai from the Samurai Order who turned against his brothers when he got a thirst for power. After killing his mentor Yashen , he worked with his apprentice Winger to ensure that he could get as much power as he wanted, but was ultimately defeated by the combined efforts of a new Golden Samurai and his former friend Red Samurai .

Not much is known about the Black Samurai's past, except that he joined the Samurai Order under Yashen and became friends with the Red Samurai , the Brown Samurai and the Blue Samurai , only to become hungry for more power, resulting in his expulsion from the order. Black Samurai would claim revenge on his former friends, and took on an equally hungry apprentice named Winger , whom he would train.

After creating his Shadowmen , Black Samurai teleports to the Samurai Temple to attack the other Samurai. Black Samurai slaughters the Brown Samurai and Blue Samurai, and defeats the Red Samurai before facing off against Yashen. Although Yashen proves to be more powerful, Black Samurai tricks him by creating a doppelganger, and he mortally wounds him. However, before he can finish the job Red Samurai escapes with Yashen, and Black Samurai proceeds to drain the powers of his former peers, giving some of his power to Winger.

Yasuke, the African samurai, is a topic previously discussed on Black Tokyo. For a little background on the the  children’s book, Kurosuke, which is based on the tales of Yasuke, the following is provided:

“Historical stories for children as a genre was established after 1960s. Kuro-suke, by Kurusu Yoshio (1916 – 2001), is masterpiece about a black young man and the Honnôji Revolt, and is one of the works that contributed to the development of the historical genre.

In the late sixteenth century, when Oda Nobunaga is holding sway over Japan, a black young man is sent to Nobunaga as a gift from a missionary. Japanese people at that time do not know about black people, and they are very surprised. The young man is named Kurusan Yasuke, or Kuro-suke, and is made an attendant of Nobunaga and the household members come to be fond of him.”

A rivalry between actors — one English, one American — turned into a deadly class riot that rocked 19th century New York. 

A former SS scientist may have been set to destroy the Bolivian coca crop with his secret bioweapon — until he got whacked.

After dabbling in spiritualism and satanism, an Italian lawyer named Bartolo Longo became a lay brother and decided to jump lanes, dedicating his life to good works.

Black Samurai is a 1977 American blaxploitation film directed by Al Adamson and starring Jim Kelly. The script is credited to B. Readick, with additional story ideas ...

Robert Sand, agent of D.R.A.G.O.N. (Defense Reserve Agency Guardian Of Nations), is playing tennis on his vacation with a beautiful black girl, when his commanding ...

09.06.2014  · In A Nutshell. His name was Yasuke, and he was the first and only black samurai . Brought to Japan by a Jesuit missionary, this African slave eventually ...

The Black Samurai was a former samurai from the Samurai Order who turned against his brothers when he got a thirst for power. After killing his mentor Yashen , he worked with his apprentice Winger to ensure that he could get as much power as he wanted, but was ultimately defeated by the combined efforts of a new Golden Samurai and his former friend Red Samurai .

Not much is known about the Black Samurai's past, except that he joined the Samurai Order under Yashen and became friends with the Red Samurai , the Brown Samurai and the Blue Samurai , only to become hungry for more power, resulting in his expulsion from the order. Black Samurai would claim revenge on his former friends, and took on an equally hungry apprentice named Winger , whom he would train.

After creating his Shadowmen , Black Samurai teleports to the Samurai Temple to attack the other Samurai. Black Samurai slaughters the Brown Samurai and Blue Samurai, and defeats the Red Samurai before facing off against Yashen. Although Yashen proves to be more powerful, Black Samurai tricks him by creating a doppelganger, and he mortally wounds him. However, before he can finish the job Red Samurai escapes with Yashen, and Black Samurai proceeds to drain the powers of his former peers, giving some of his power to Winger.

Yasuke, the African samurai, is a topic previously discussed on Black Tokyo. For a little background on the the  children’s book, Kurosuke, which is based on the tales of Yasuke, the following is provided:

“Historical stories for children as a genre was established after 1960s. Kuro-suke, by Kurusu Yoshio (1916 – 2001), is masterpiece about a black young man and the Honnôji Revolt, and is one of the works that contributed to the development of the historical genre.

In the late sixteenth century, when Oda Nobunaga is holding sway over Japan, a black young man is sent to Nobunaga as a gift from a missionary. Japanese people at that time do not know about black people, and they are very surprised. The young man is named Kurusan Yasuke, or Kuro-suke, and is made an attendant of Nobunaga and the household members come to be fond of him.”

A rivalry between actors — one English, one American — turned into a deadly class riot that rocked 19th century New York. 

A former SS scientist may have been set to destroy the Bolivian coca crop with his secret bioweapon — until he got whacked.

After dabbling in spiritualism and satanism, an Italian lawyer named Bartolo Longo became a lay brother and decided to jump lanes, dedicating his life to good works.

Black Samurai is a 1977 American blaxploitation film directed by Al Adamson and starring Jim Kelly. The script is credited to B. Readick, with additional story ideas ...

Robert Sand, agent of D.R.A.G.O.N. (Defense Reserve Agency Guardian Of Nations), is playing tennis on his vacation with a beautiful black girl, when his commanding ...

09.06.2014  · In A Nutshell. His name was Yasuke, and he was the first and only black samurai . Brought to Japan by a Jesuit missionary, this African slave eventually ...

Did you know that Tom Cruise wasn’t the only foreigner who became a samurai? There was also Yasuke, the first and only black samurai ever.

Story goes is that Yasuke – or Yusufe, according to a new 2013 research – was a member of the Makua, an ethnic group from Mozambique. He became a slave of an Italian Jesuit and was brought to Japan in 1579.

Naturally, the locals, having never seen an African before, found Yasuke’s dark skin amusing and exotic. This attracted the attention of powerful warlord Oda Nobunaga, who quickly became BFFs with the man.

He Was an Enslaved African Soldier Given Into the Care of an Italian Missionary
The origins of Yasuke are shrouded in mystery, but historians believe the African soldier was born in 1555 in what was then Portuguese Mozambique. He was reportedly sold into slavery following the fall of Abysinnian Bengal, an African kingdom ruled by Ethiopians. Yasuke soon found himself in the care of Italian Jesuit missionary Alessandro Valignano, who asked that the Black man accompany him on a mission trip to Japan.

His Arrival In Japan Caused Quite the Commotion
When Yasuke and Alessandro arrived in Kyoto, Japan, in 1579, the sight of the 6-foot-2 Black man caused a frenzy in the marketplace. The loud commotion caught the attention of Japanese warlord Oda Nobunaga, who was impressed with Yasuke’s towering stature. The daimyo was all too fascinated with the African man’s skin, characterizing him as “handsome” and someone who possessed “the strength of 10 men,” as recorded in the “Lord Nobunaga Chronicle,” the principle Japanese source that describes Yasuke.

Because he was a foot taller than most Japanese men at the time, Yasuke was a sight to see. Nobunaga soon made him his personal bodyguard.

The Black Samurai was a former samurai from the Samurai Order who turned against his brothers when he got a thirst for power. After killing his mentor Yashen , he worked with his apprentice Winger to ensure that he could get as much power as he wanted, but was ultimately defeated by the combined efforts of a new Golden Samurai and his former friend Red Samurai .

Not much is known about the Black Samurai's past, except that he joined the Samurai Order under Yashen and became friends with the Red Samurai , the Brown Samurai and the Blue Samurai , only to become hungry for more power, resulting in his expulsion from the order. Black Samurai would claim revenge on his former friends, and took on an equally hungry apprentice named Winger , whom he would train.

After creating his Shadowmen , Black Samurai teleports to the Samurai Temple to attack the other Samurai. Black Samurai slaughters the Brown Samurai and Blue Samurai, and defeats the Red Samurai before facing off against Yashen. Although Yashen proves to be more powerful, Black Samurai tricks him by creating a doppelganger, and he mortally wounds him. However, before he can finish the job Red Samurai escapes with Yashen, and Black Samurai proceeds to drain the powers of his former peers, giving some of his power to Winger.

Yasuke, the African samurai, is a topic previously discussed on Black Tokyo. For a little background on the the  children’s book, Kurosuke, which is based on the tales of Yasuke, the following is provided:

“Historical stories for children as a genre was established after 1960s. Kuro-suke, by Kurusu Yoshio (1916 – 2001), is masterpiece about a black young man and the Honnôji Revolt, and is one of the works that contributed to the development of the historical genre.

In the late sixteenth century, when Oda Nobunaga is holding sway over Japan, a black young man is sent to Nobunaga as a gift from a missionary. Japanese people at that time do not know about black people, and they are very surprised. The young man is named Kurusan Yasuke, or Kuro-suke, and is made an attendant of Nobunaga and the household members come to be fond of him.”

The Black Samurai was a former samurai from the Samurai Order who turned against his brothers when he got a thirst for power. After killing his mentor Yashen , he worked with his apprentice Winger to ensure that he could get as much power as he wanted, but was ultimately defeated by the combined efforts of a new Golden Samurai and his former friend Red Samurai .

Not much is known about the Black Samurai's past, except that he joined the Samurai Order under Yashen and became friends with the Red Samurai , the Brown Samurai and the Blue Samurai , only to become hungry for more power, resulting in his expulsion from the order. Black Samurai would claim revenge on his former friends, and took on an equally hungry apprentice named Winger , whom he would train.

After creating his Shadowmen , Black Samurai teleports to the Samurai Temple to attack the other Samurai. Black Samurai slaughters the Brown Samurai and Blue Samurai, and defeats the Red Samurai before facing off against Yashen. Although Yashen proves to be more powerful, Black Samurai tricks him by creating a doppelganger, and he mortally wounds him. However, before he can finish the job Red Samurai escapes with Yashen, and Black Samurai proceeds to drain the powers of his former peers, giving some of his power to Winger.

Yasuke, the African samurai, is a topic previously discussed on Black Tokyo. For a little background on the the  children’s book, Kurosuke, which is based on the tales of Yasuke, the following is provided:

“Historical stories for children as a genre was established after 1960s. Kuro-suke, by Kurusu Yoshio (1916 – 2001), is masterpiece about a black young man and the Honnôji Revolt, and is one of the works that contributed to the development of the historical genre.

In the late sixteenth century, when Oda Nobunaga is holding sway over Japan, a black young man is sent to Nobunaga as a gift from a missionary. Japanese people at that time do not know about black people, and they are very surprised. The young man is named Kurusan Yasuke, or Kuro-suke, and is made an attendant of Nobunaga and the household members come to be fond of him.”

A rivalry between actors — one English, one American — turned into a deadly class riot that rocked 19th century New York. 

A former SS scientist may have been set to destroy the Bolivian coca crop with his secret bioweapon — until he got whacked.

After dabbling in spiritualism and satanism, an Italian lawyer named Bartolo Longo became a lay brother and decided to jump lanes, dedicating his life to good works.


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