Will Smith's Bright Is Returning in October as a Samurai Anime… With Orcs

Netflix has launched a trailer and poster for Vibrant: Samurai Soul, an upcoming anime set within the magical global of David Ayer’s live-action, Will Smith-starring movie Vibrant.

Netflix lately presented fanatics a slice of the motion by way of shedding the primary trailer for director Kyohei Ishiguro’s anime derivative. The tale revolves round Izou, a Ronin, and Raiden, an orc, who paintings to deliver a tender elf woman and the wand she carries to the land of the elves within the north all over the early years of Japan’s Meiji Recovery. Take a look at the primary trailer under:

The English-language voice solid of Vibrant: Samurai Soul options Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings famous person Simu Liu within the position of Izou, the one-eyed wandering samurai. Netflix printed that Liu is joined within the solid by way of Fred Mancuso because the orc Raiden, who makes an attempt to redeem himself from a lifetime of thievery; and Yuzu Harada because the younger elf Sonya.

The Netflix Geeked Twitter account additionally shared a poster for Vibrant: Samurai Soul, which is ready to premiere at the streamer on October 12. The impending anime explores an all-new surroundings and technology whilst introducing a recent bunch of characters, a lot of whom are featured at the poster, with the movie’s human ronin, orc murderer, and elf orphan taking heart degree.

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Remaining yr, Netflix introduced its plans to supply extra anime content material after noting an outstanding uptake in anime streaming at the platform, with statistics appearing that over 100 million families globally watched a minimum of one anime identify on Netflix between October 2019 and September 2020 — a famous building up of greater than 50% at the earlier yr’s figures.

Vibrant: Samurai Soul is simply the most recent addition to a rising checklist of anime titles on Netflix, with many extra nonetheless to return. It joins a number of different deliberate titles on the streamer, together with a Tomb Raider anime collection with Hayley Atwell because the voice of Lara Croft, an anime prequel collection of Zack Snyder’s Military of the Useless, and a brand new horror sci-fi story referred to as Make My Day.

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