Netflix’s Bright: Samurai Soul Gets Trailer, October 12 Premiere

Netflix has released a trailer for the upcoming Bright: Samurai Soul anime, offering a look at its premise and 3DCG animation. The anime will premiere on the streaming platform on October 12.

Announced in June, Bright: Samurai Soul is directed by Kyōhei Ishiguro, the director of Your Lie in April and this year’s Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop. It is a spin-off of Netflix’s 2017 live-action movie Bright.

Netflix describes the show as:

Based on the world of the live-action film “Bright” and set in Japan between the end of the shogunate and Meiji era, this spin-off tells the story of Izou, a Ronin, and Raiden, an orc, who work to bring a young elf girl and the wand she carries to the land of the elves in the north…

The English voice cast includes Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Ring‘s Simu Liu as the one-eyed ronin Izou, Fred Mancuso as the orc Raiden, and Yuzu Harada as the young elf Sonya. Meanwhile, the Japanese voice cast includes Yūki Nomura as Izou, Daisuke Hirakawa as Raiden, and Shion Wakayama as Sonya.

Sources: Netflix Geeked, Netflix Anime Japan

Melvyn originally wanted to write about video games, and he did so for a few years, starting from his college days. He still writes about video games sometimes, but now focuses on anime-related news content and the occasional review. Some of his free time is spent self-learning Japanese, both out of interest in the language and because English-translated light novels and manga are expensive. Every anime season, Melvyn looks forward to discovering new standout episodes and OP/ED animation sequences, as well as learning about the storyboard artists and directors behind them.
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