An action-packed new clip from Netflix’s upcoming anime collection Shiny: Samurai Soul has been launched.
The brand new video was launched through the streaming firm’s anime-focused YouTube channel, and exhibits how the collection’ two principal characters, the ronin Izo and the orc warrior Raiden, meet. The anime is a derivative of the 2017 Netflix authentic film Shiny, which was directed by David Ayer and starred Will Smith and Joel Edgerton. The unique film, which blended with a gritty, modern-day cop drama with components of high-fantasy tales akin to orcs and elves, was critically panned upon its launch however was a business success, with Netflix touting it as one in every of its most streamed titles ever. The brand new spinoff strikes the setting from modern-day Los Angeles to Meiji period Japan, and incorporates a new animation model that’s supposed to seem like a shifting Japanese woodblock print.
The brand new collection is being directed by Kyohei Ishiguro, the director behind the tear-jerking coming-of-age anime collection Your Lie In April. Ishiguro additionally lately directed the anime film Phrases Bubble Up Like Soda Pop, which was launched internationally as a Netflix unique. Samurai Soul is written by Michiko Yokote, who beforehand labored on the Bleach and Hikaru No Go franchises. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings star Simu Liu will voice the one-eyed samurai Izo within the English dub of the anime, whereas Yuki Nomura will painting the character in Japanese. The orc Raiden can be performed by Fred Mancuso within the English dub and Daisuke Hirakawa in Japanese. Hirakawa beforehand performed a number of roles within the Jojo’s Weird Journey anime, and portrayed the character of Sota Kume in the latest sport in Sega’s Yakuza franchise, Like A Dragon. The Japanese forged additionally consists of veteran voice actor Maaya Sakamoto, who beforehand starred in anime akin to The Imaginative and prescient of Escaflowne and Evangelion 3.0+1.01: Thrice Upon A Time. Japanese rock star Miyavi will even voice a personality within the collection.
Whereas the clip exhibits Izo and Raiden combating with one another, the collection will inform the story of how the 2 warriors should work collectively to escort a younger elf lady and the highly effective magical artifact she carries again to the protection of the elven lands to the north.
Shiny: Samurai Soul will debut completely on Netflix on Oct. 12.