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WATCH: Trailer lands for Bright anime prequel Samurai Soul

September 16th, 2021 by Marc Comments

While we sit and wait for the planned sequel to Will Smith and Joel Edgerton starter, Bright, Netflix is giving us some new anime this October to expand that movie’s universe.

The trailer and poster have dropped for Bright: Samurai Soul, which ‘revolves around Izou, a Ronin, and Raiden, an orc, who work to bring a young elf girl and the wand she carries to the land of the elves in the north during the early years of Japan’s Meiji Restoration.

There’s not a lot known about the movie yet but we know the main cast features Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings star Simu Liu in the role of Izou, the one-eyed wandering samurai alongside Fred Mancuso as the orc Raiden and Yuzu Harada as the elf Sonya.

I really liked Bright and I have enjoyed the recent anime tie-ins from Netflix so let’s hope this one lands too.

Thoughts? Have you seen Bright? Do you want to see more of that world? Let me know your thoughts, folks.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….