This ain’t no Afghanistanimation! It’s Akira! Biker gangs, juvenile delinquents, reform school, high school sweethearts, psychics with progeria, people exploding…it’s all here!
So, Whitman was skeptical of Rusty’s claim purring the podcast of a historical black Samurai…but he’s real! He was from Mozabique and his name was Yasuke!
According to Histoire Ecclesiastique Des Isles Et Royaumes Du Japon, written by François Solier of the Society of Jesus in 1627, Yasuke was likely from Mozambique. Solier’s account may however have been an assumption as it was written so long after the event and there is no surviving contemporary account that corroborates it. Therefore, although there is no evidence, it is also possible that he also came from Portugal, Angola or Ethiopia, and he could conceivably originally have been an African mercenary in the employ of an Indian sovereign, of which there were many at this time.