Blue Eye Samurai Netflix: Release Date, Cast, Plot, And More!

Set in 1633 Japan, "Blue Eye Samurai" dives into the daily life of Mizu, an outsider with striking blue eyes.

Published: August 29th, 2023 7:03 am | Updated: August 29, 2023 7:03 am

The eagerly anticipated animated series “Blue Eye Samurai” prepares for its long-awaited premiere on Netflix.

Blue Eye Samurai, an upcoming animated series by Michael Green and Amber Noizumi, will be available on Netflix shortly.

Here’s all we know so far about the new Netflix title, which is set to be released in November 2023.

The new project was first revealed in October 2020, with Green and Noizumi involved as writers and showrunners. 

When Will Blue Eye Samurai Be Released?

Blue Eye Samurai

As enthusiasm rises, fans of “Blue Eye Samurai” may put November 3, 2023, on their calendars for a global Netflix debut.

The project’s visual development artist, Damon Bard, who uploaded an Instagram post describing a team wrap celebration and revealing the November 3 release date, provided this confirmation.

Three months may seem like a long time in the world of streaming, but since Blue Eye Samurai was first revealed in October 2020, seeing some light at the end of the tunnel and unveiling an official debut has been a long time coming.

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The Cast and Crew

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When the series was first announced, we also received the majority of the primary cast, which consists of:

Maya Erskine

Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa 

Brenda Song 

Darren Barnet 

George Takei

Masi Oka 

Randall Park

 The new series will also feature voice work from Sir Kenneth Branagh.

Character representations range from the lively and unyielding Mizu, driven by vengeance, to the over-eager yet charming aide, Ringo. Akemi, the young noblewoman, navigates convention while hiding her actual nature, while characters such as Taigen and the Swordsman offer dimension to the cast.

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What Is the Series All About?

Blue Eye Samurai

Set in 1633 Japan, “Blue Eye Samurai” dives into the daily life of Mizu, an outsider with striking blue eyes.

Mizu sets off on a vengeful mission, which crosses paths with Akemi, a young noblewoman.

The notion is set inside a larger-than-life action-adventure story that embraces contemporary topics while emitting a deep inner drive.

Although the artwork reveals little about who the Blue Eye Samurai is or what the series is about, it sparks interest in the classic samurai narrative. On April 21, 2023, a first-look photo for the series was revealed.

The samurai, facing out a door with her weapon at her side, is confronted with a world that appears chilly, with just the blueish brightness of the moonlight and an orange, warmer light source behind her.

The artwork conjures the finest samurai flicks, giving the impression of a lone sword master versus the world, her weapon brilliantly gleaming in the moonlight.

The creators & supervising filmmakers used the occasion to express their ideas for an enthralling story set in Edo-period Japan, centered on a mixed-race sword master managing a life in hiding while seeking vengeance.