Bright: Samurai Soul is basically a spin-off anime of Will Smith’s 2017 release- Bright (released in 2017). A sequel to this Netflix original movie has also been announced. It looks like the franchise is displaying its revival. Netflix recently revealed a trailer for this spin-off anime titled Bright: Samurai Soul. Let’s take a look at the details.
The Plot of Bright: Samurai Soul
Bright: Samurai Soul is a spin-off anime of Bright, a 2017 Will Smith starrer movie. It is set in Japan’s 1860 timeline and revolves around two warriors- Raiden (who is an Orc) and Iso. Izo and Raiden come together to lead Sonya back to her homeland, which lies in the north. Sonya is an elf girl.
Release Date and Time of Bright: Samurai Soul
The anime spin-off is going to release on October 12, 2021, on Netflix at 12 a.m. PDT. The runtime of the movie is 80 minutes. In India, the movie will come at 12:30 p.m. IST on the same OTT giant- Netflix.
Where can You Watch Bright: Samurai Soul?
This movie is a Netflix Original and thus, the viewers shouldn’t expect it to come on any other streaming platform. The anime will only be available on Netflix. It won’t be available on platforms like Funimation, Crunchyroll, and Amazon Prime Video.
Voice Cast of Bright: Samurai Soul
The whole voice cast hasn’t been confirmed yet. The anime is going to be released in both Japanese and English. This is done to increase the reach of the series. Only some details are known, but the voice cast does include some very famous names—Simu Liu (from Legend of the Ten Rings and Shang-Chi).
Other names are Daisuke Hirakawa (in Japanese) and Fred Mancuso (in English) will voice Raiden. Yuuki Nomura (in Japanese) and Simu Liu (in English) will voice Izo. Miyavi (in Japanese) and Matt Young King (in English) will voice Koketsu. Shion Wakayama (in Japanese) and Yuzu Harada (in English) will voice Sonya. Kenjiro Tsuda will voice Tomoku.
Mamoru Miyano will voice Roshu. Chafurin (in Japanese) and Keone Young (in English) will voice Tsukuyomi. Kenichi Suzumura (in Japanese) and Paul Nakauchi (in English) will voice Okubo.
Trailer of Bright: Samurai Soul
The trailer for the anime was released on September 14, 2021, on Netflix’s Official YouTube channel. You can check it out to get further insight. The trailer is almost 2 minutes long.
More About Bright: Samurai Soul
Studio Arect is producing this Netflix Original. This will be Studio Arect’s first big project. They’ve previously worked on Dorohedoro and the final season of Attack on Titan.
Kyohei Ishiguro will be directing this anime spin-off. He is known for Psycho-Pass, Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop, Lances N’ Masques, and Children of the Whales. Ishiguro recently revealed that he hadn’t seen the original movie when he was offered to create this anime for Netflix.
The script incharge of the movie is Michiko Yokote. Earlier, he worked on Bleach, Cowboy Bebop, Gin Tama, and The Great Jahy.
Atsushi Yamagata has worked on the character design. He previously worked on From Up on Poppy Hill, Spirited Away, Fruits Basket, Blue Exorcist, and Code Geass.