Today, Netflix announced the cast and revealed a trailer for their upcoming animated film, Bright Samurai Soul! The film, which is a spinoff based on the Hollywood film Bright, is set to debut on the streaming service on October 12!
Bright Samurai Soul will be directed by Kyouhei Ishiguro and written by Michiko Yokote. Atsushi Yamagata is in charge of designing the characters while ARECT is handling the animation production. The English dub cast was also announced which includes the following:
- Simu Liu
- Fred Mancuso
- Yuzu Harada
Members of the Japanese cast include:
- Yuki Nomura
- Daisuke Hirakawa
- Shion Wakayama
Netflix describes the film as follows:
In the time between the fall of the Shogunate and the rise of the Meiji era, a powerful bright light emitted from a wand brings an end to the long Shogunate period to avoid further bloodshed as Japan begins to shift toward a new era. Amid these circumstances, a one-eyed wandering ronin named Izou, who has lost his reason to live, and Raiden, an orc who detests murder and hopes to leave a life of thievery behind, separately meet a young elf girl named Sonya around the same time. Together, they go on a journey along the Tokaido road to bring her and the wand she holds safely to the land of the elves in the north. Standing in their path is the mysterious organization Inferni, which aims to obtain the wand and revive the Dark Lord, who intends to rule all of creation. Inferni also uses the new Meiji government in its attempt to steal the wand from Izou, Raiden and Sonya. Traveling along the Tokaido road from Kyoto to Yokohama, Izou and Raiden begin their journey to protect the wand.
You can check out the new trailer for the film below:
Source: Press Release