17-bit Studio’s turn-based strategy game Skulls of the Shogun is to get an animated series hosted by Nerdist starring John DiMaggio, who you might know for voicing Bender in Futurama, or Marcus Fenix in Gears of War (thanks Eurogamer).


DiMaggio plays the role of General Akamoto, who is an Edo-era military general who gets betrayed by his comrades on the eve of his greatest victory. “Now Akamoto must join forces with an off-beat, colorful cast of charismatic characters including ghost-samurai warriors, magical animal-monks and powerful mustachioed shoguns on his quest to restore his honor and procure the position of Shogun of the Afterlife,” reads the show’s description.


The animated series will also co-star Gary Anthony Williams (The Boondocks) and Jessica Chobot (Mass Effect 3) as well as the director, F. Ryan Naumann. Here’s a look at some of the episodes showing on Nerdist.

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