.Mikel Miles and Ivan Earl Aguilar are the two creative minds behind Samurai Shin, a Hip-Hop inspired manga comic and mixtape/soundtrack series the two launched last year.
After seeing Aguilar’s art on Facebook, Miles reached out to him with the idea of creating a manga series, and the end result is a dynamic, innovative take on samurai anime. Along with the forthcoming comic, there will be a “Samurai Shin OST 1” mixtape, which is influenced by Hip-Hop and Instrumental music, similar to styles showcased in indie talent like P.Soul, Kuro Silence, Chill $quad, Xia-Dawn, Core Demonstrations & Jaymin Warren. Featuring illustrators Sukma Agustriyana, Harley Dela Cruz, Fahmi Fauzi and editor Lavender Khan, a new Samurai Shin projects is slated for release later this year 2017.
Samurai Shin is highly influenced by anime such as Afro Samurai, Samurai Champloo, and Sword Of The Stranger.