Netflix Announces Samurai Soul Anime Movie

Netflix Announces Samurai Soul Anime Movie
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Mb | Sep 15, 2021 | Reading Time: 3 Min.
Netflix announced today that an anime film entitled "Bright: Samurai Soul" will be streamed worldwide on October 12, 2021. It is a spin-off of the science fiction film Bright with Will Smith in the lead role from 2017. With the announcement, a first key visual and a promotional video were also released.


Izo: Yuuki Nomura
Raiden: Daisuke Hirakawa
Sonya: Shion Wakayama

YĆ«ki Nomura makes his debut as a voice actor in the film.

The English dubbed version features Simu Liu (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings) as Izo, Fred Mancuso as Raiden and Yuzu Harada as Sonya.

Kyouhei Ishiguro is directing the anime at the ARECT animation studio. Michiko Yokote is writing the script and Atsushi Yamagata is designing the characters.

Netflix describes the story as follows:

In the period between the fall of the shogunate and the beginning of the Meiji era, a powerful, bright light emanating from a wand ends the long period of the shogunate to avoid further bloodshed as Japan moves towards a new era. In this situation, the one-eyed, wandering Ronin Izou, who has lost his purpose in life, and Raiden, an orc who hates murder and hopes to leave a life of a thief, separately meet a young elf girl named Sonya at the same time. Together they embark on a journey along Tokaido Street to bring her and the wand she has safely to the land of the elves in the north. In their way stands the mysterious organization Inferni, which wants to take possession of the magic wand and revive the Dark Lord, who wants to rule all of creation. Inferni also uses the new Meiji government in their attempt to steal Izou, Raiden and Sonya's wand.On the Tokaido Road from Kyoto to Yokohama, Izou and Raiden begin their journey to protect the magic wand.