Bright: Soul Samurai is an upcoming anime film. The film is derived from Bright, the 2017 film which cast Will Smith and Joel Edgerton. Since the film had received massive success in 2017, Netflix will make sure to expand the universe. Michiko Yokote wrote the anime film, and Kyohei Ishiguro directed it. The anime film was produced by Arect, which is known in the anime industry for its impressive and renowned work. The film also promises quality voice actors:
For the Dub version:
- Yuki Nomura will be voicing Izo.
- Daisuke Hirakawa will be voicing Raiden.
- Shion Wakayama will be voicing Sonya.
- Simu Liu will be voicing Izo.
- Fred Mancuso will be voicing Raiden.
- Yuzu Hara will be voicing Sonya.
The Plot of the Film
The plot of the film takes place in the early Meiji era of Japan; during the beginning of the new era in Japan, a bright light is emitted from a magical wand which brings the end of the Shogunate period to bring an end to the bloodshed which happened during the Shogunate period. Amidst the creation of a new era, a one-eyed Ronin named Izo has lost his will to live, and Raiden, an orc he detests murder and wants to redeem himself by leaving his life of thievery and stealing in the past era. Izo and Raiden met Sonya, a young elf girl.
Together, they went on an excursion along the Tokaido road to bring Sonya and wand back safely in the land of the elves in the North. Their adventure would be heckled by a mysterious organization named Inferni, and they aim to obtain the wand so that they can fulfill their goal of reviving the Dark Lord and rule every living being.
When and Where to Watch
It has been three years since the release of Bright, and fans have loved it. The film made sure to catch its audience and made an impact to gain an enormous fan base worldwide. The fans learned that there was a sequel in work, but there was no announcement or information shared either by the producers or by the anime studio of the film.
However, the wait came to an end when Netflix published the watch list for the month of September. And the film was present on the watch list, and the anime film will be releasing in Japan and the United States on September 12, 2021. Bright: Samurai Soul is a Netflix original anime film.
Therefore, the anime follow-on is will be available for streaming only on Netflix, and Netflix has quite an interesting collection of anime and anime movies; therefore, it is going to be impossible for Netflix to give a part of the amazing and fun collection of animes and films to be given to other popular streaming platforms because Netflix would not like to see their precious audience going to other OTT platforms such as HBO Max, Hulu, Disney+ Hotstar or Amazon Prime Video.