‘Bright: Samurai Soul’ Netflix Anime Movie: What We Know So Far

Review Ethan / 2023-03-24 15:22:51

It’s been over three years since the release of Bright, and in that time we’ve learned a sequel is in the works. While we’re still waiting for Bright 2, Netflix has also announced that an animated spin-off, Bright: Samuari Soul, and it’s coming to Netflix in October 2021. We’ll be keeping track of everything you’ll want to know about Bright: Samurai Soul.

Bright is one of the great success stories for Original content on Netflix, so it doesn’t come as a surprise the streaming service is looking to expand the world of Bright even further.

Netflix also has an impressive anime library, making it a tempting prospect to combine the two worlds of Bright and anime.

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Joel Edgerton (left), Lucy Fry (center) and Will Smight (right) in Bright (2017) – Netflix

What date is Bright: Samurai Soul Netflix's release?

We are amazed that Bright: Samurai Soul will release so much earlier than expected. It will stream live on Netflix Tuesday October 12, 2021.

How does Bright: Samurai Soul play out?

Bright: Samurai Soul is set in Japan. Izo, the Ronin and the Orc Raiden are two of the warriors who must accompany an Elf and her magic wand to their homeland.

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What are the members of Bright: Samurai Soul's cast?

Bright: Samurai Soul has been updated to include the lead casts of both the Japanese and English dub actors.

Role Japanese Dub English Dub
Izo Yuuki Nomura Simu Liu
Raiden Daisuke Hirakawa Fred Mancuso
Sonya Shion Wakayama Yuzu Harada

Sima Liu’s name has now reached a global audience thanks to the success of his debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe movie Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.

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Simu Liu as Shang Chi – Copyright. Disney

Crew of Bright Samurai Soul

Michiko Yokote is the writer of this script. She is best known for her work on Cowboy Bebop, Prison School and other films.

Atsushi Yamagata will handle character design. He was a key animator for Spirited Away and the character designer for Yokohoma Kaidashi Kikou.

Kyōhei Ishiguro, the director of Children of the Whales, is the director of Bright: Samurai Soul.

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Children of the Whales – Copyright. J.C. Staff

What animation studio are you working on this movie?

Arect was the studio that animated Bright: Samurai Soul. Their work on Attack on Titan's final season (3DCG Modeling and Dorohedoro 3D Animation and 3D Modelling) will make anime fans familiar.

Do you anticipate Bright: Samurai Soul being released on Netflix? Comment below to let us know your thoughts!


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