BLUE EYE SAMURAI – Netflix’s Vividly Violent Dive Into Edo-Period Japan

Netflix's 'Blue Eye Samurai' is set to transport viewers to Edo-period Japan with its unique blend of adult animation
Blue Eye Samurai

Netflix is set to captivate audiences once again with its upcoming series, Blue Eye Samurai. This visually arresting show promises to be a unique blend of adult animation with a touch of live-action, transporting viewers to the heart of Edo-period Japan.

The Tale of Mizu: A Quest for Revenge

At the center of this narrative is Mizu, voiced by the talented Maya Erskine. Mizu is a mixed-race sword master who, despite her unparalleled skills, lives her life in disguise. Her journey is one of vengeance, and as the story unfolds, viewers will be drawn into her world of intrigue, battles, and personal demons.

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The series springs from the imaginative minds of creators Amber Noizumi and Michael Green. Both serve not only as the architects of this world but also as executive producers and writers. Their vision is brought to life with the help of supervising director and producer, Jane Wu, and the animation expertise of Blue Spirit studio.

Dive into the World of Blue Eye Samurai

Blue Eye Samurai boasts an ensemble voice cast that’s nothing short of impressive. Alongside Maya Erskine, the series features the voices of iconic actors such as George Takei, Masi Oka, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Brenda Song, and Kenneth Branagh. The supporting cast, including names like Ming-Na Wen, Harry Shum Jr., and Mark Dacascos, further elevates the series, ensuring every character resonates with depth and authenticity.

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Another of the standout features of Blue Eye Samurai is its pioneering visual effects. Known for their work on major Hollywood blockbusters, Scanline VFX was instrumental in the series’ production. Their expertise ensures that every character, from humans to yokai (spirits), is depicted with breathtaking realism. The battle sequences, in particular, are set to be a visual spectacle, thanks to their state-of-the-art use of CG and VFX technologies.

Blue Eye Samurai is not merely another animated series; it’s a cinematic journey. Whether you’re an aficionado of Japanese history, samurai lore, or just high-quality animation, this series promises to be an unmissable event. With its release date set for November 3, 2023, exclusively on Netflix, the anticipation is palpable.

About Blue Eye Samurai

Blue Eye Samurai

Launch Date: November 3, 2023
Format: Limited series; 8 episodes
Created by: Amber Noizumi & Michael Green
Supervising Director/Producer: Jane Wu
Executive Producers: Michael Green, Amber Noizumi, Erwin Stoff
Written by: Amber Noizumi & Michael Green, Amber Noizumi, Yana Bille-Chung
Directed by: Jane Wu, Ryan O’Loughlin, Earl A. Hibbert, Alan Wan, Michael Green, Sunny Sun, Alan Taylor
Cast: Maya Erskine, George Takei, Masi Oka, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Brenda Song, Darren Barnet, Randall Park, and Kenneth Branagh

BLUE EYE SAMURAI is created by Amber Noizumi and Michael Green, who also serve as executive producers and writers. Erwin Stoff is executive producer. Jane Wu is supervising director and producer. Blue Spirit is the animation studio. Voice cast includes Maya Erskine (Mizu), George Takei (Seki), Masi Oka (Ringo), Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (The Swordmaker), Brenda Song (Akemi), Darren Barnet (Taigen), Randall Park (Heiji Shindo), and Kenneth Branagh (Abijah Fowler). Supporting voice cast includes Stephanie Hsu (Ise), Ming-Na Wen (Madame Kaji), Harry Shum Jr. (Takayoshi) and Mark Dacascos (Chiaki), among others.

Ready to step into the world of Edo-period Japan? Excited to hear the voices of some of your favorite actors in a whole new setting? Can’t wait to dive into a story of revenge, honor, and identity? Share your thoughts and expectations of Blue Eye Samurai with us on social media!

Source: Netflix

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