Do you remember Bright, the crime fantasy film starring Will Smith And Joel Edgerton? Well, while work continues on the sequel to the film, Bright 2, on Netflix it will soon make a surprise debut Bright: Samurai Soul, a spin-off anime movies set in same universe.
The anime will be set in Japan, during the end of the Shogunate and the beginning of the Meiji period. This will tell the story of Izou, “A Ronin and Raiden, and an ogre, who work to bring a young elven girl and the wand she carries to the land of the Elves in the North …”
The unique animation style used to make the anime is meant to combine “The art of Japanese printing on wooden blocks with 3DCG technology”. The voice cast of the original film will feature the voices of Simu Liu (Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings) as Izou, Fred Mancuso as the Orc Raiden and Yuzu Harada as Sonya.
Bright: Samurai Soul was directed by Kyōhei Ishiguro (Occultic; Nine, Children of the Whales) while Michiko Yokote (Shirobako, Prison School, Cowboy Bebop, Kenshin Samurai Wanderer) took care of the script.
Here is a more detailed synopsis:
In the period between the fall of the shogunate and the rise of the Meiji era, a powerful bright light emitted from a wand ends the long period of the shogunate to prevent further bloodshed as Japan begins to move into a new era. Under these circumstances, a one-eyed wandering ronin named Izou, who has lost his reason for living, and Raiden, an ogre who hates murder and hopes to leave behind a life of a thief, separately meet a young girl. elf named Sonya around the same time. Together, they embark on a journey along the Tokaido Road to take her and the wand she keeps safe to the land of the elves in the north. On their path is the mysterious Inferni organization, which aims to obtain the wand and revive the Dark Lord, who intends to dominate all creation. Inferni also uses the new Meiji government in its attempt to steal Izou, Raiden and Sonya’s wand. Traveling along the Tokaido road from Kyoto to Yokohama, Izou and Raiden begin their journey to protect the wand.
Bright: Samurai Soul trailer
The film will arrive on Netflix next October 12, but you can give it a preview look by watching the trailer directly below:
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