Blue Eye Samurai Release Date: Netflix’s latest animated series, “Blue Eye Samurai,” takes viewers on a journey to 17th-century Edo-period Japan, where Mizu, a mixed-race samurai known for her striking blue eyes, seeks bloody vengeance against the man who tore her life apart. From the mind behind “Logan” and “Blade Runner 2049,” this show transcends genres, blending action, historical drama, and animation into a captivating series.
Mark your calendars for November 3, 2023, when all eight episodes of “Blue Eye Samurai” premiere exclusively on Netflix. New members can choose from three different subscription plans, tailored to their budget and viewing preferences.
Watch the Trailer
Netflix dropped a tantalizing trailer on October 12, 2023, featuring Mizu’s relentless quest for retribution. Born into a world of adversity, Mizu’s piercing blue eyes brand her as a monster, driving her to avenge her past. Disguised as a man and concealing her unique eyes behind amber-tinted glasses, she defies societal norms, leading to a thrilling tale of revenge and self-discovery.
Meet the Characters
Maya Erskine lends her voice to Mizu, the resilient mixed-race samurai who aspires to master swordsmanship and confront her tormentors. The star-studded cast includes George Takei, Masi Oka, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Brenda Song, Darren Barnet, Randall Park, and Kenneth Branagh, each bringing depth to their respective characters.
In a time when Japan’s borders were sealed, Mizu’s mother was taken against her will by one of four white men in Japan, resulting in Mizu’s birth. With her distinctive blue eyes, she views herself as a cursed creature. Now, she embarks on a quest for revenge against the men who shaped her tragic existence. However, for a woman to become a samurai in those times was unheard of, forcing Mizu to hide her identity behind glasses. Along her journey, she encounters various allies, including Ringo, Taigen, and Princess Akemi, leading to profound self-discovery beyond her quest for vengeance.
Behind the Scenes
“Blue Eye Samurai” is a creation of the talented husband and wife duo, Amber Noizumi and Michael Green, who also serve as executive producers and writers. Their personal experiences and inspiration play a significant role in shaping the series, making it more than just a revenge story—it’s a tale of self-acceptance.
Get ready to dive into the world of “Blue Eye Samurai” and witness Mizu’s epic journey of vengeance and self-discovery on Netflix this November.
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