Netflix today released a brand new “Cinematic Masterpiece Trailer” (watch below) for the upcoming anime series, Blue Eye Samurai, set to premiere November 3rd on the streaming platform. The limited series is is created by wife and husband team Amber Noizumi and Michael Green (Logan, Blade Runner 2049), who also serve as executive producers and writers. Netflix describes the series as one which “immerses the viewer in a world of vivid adult animation with a live-action edge.”
Netflix also released the official Blue Eye Samurai soundtrack by Amie Doherty (Star Trek: Discovery, Legion) which can be streamed here.
Blue Eye Samurai is an extraordinarily beautiful and creative show that I feel so privileged to have written the music for. Our showrunners, Michael & Amber created such an open and welcoming environment for ideas and working with them over the past two-and-a-half years has been one of the best collaborations of my career. The score called for lots of opposites – epic, orchestral moments to intimate, solo instrumentals; driving action sequences to sweeping and lush melodies; a musical East-meets-West blending Japanese scales & tonalities with the more traditionally Western orchestra and vice versa. I had the opportunity to record some authentic Japanese instruments for the score – namely Shakuhachi, Shamisen, Taiko and Hichiriki – as well as our stellar orchestra in Budapest. It has been a wonderfully creative and collaborative experience for me. The best gigs are the ones where I’m always learning something new and this one was an education. I hope I have done this sensational story justice with my score and I’m excited for it to finally be out in the world for others to experience and enjoy as much as I have working on it.Composer Amie Doherty
Set in Edo-period, Blue Eye Samurai follows Mizu, a mixed-race master of the sword who lives a life in disguise seeking the deliverance of revenge. The voice cast includes Maya Erskine (PEN15), George Takei (Star Trek), Masi Oka (Hawaii Five-0), Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (Mortal Kombat), Brenda Song (Amphibia), Darren Barnet (Never Have I Ever), Randall Park (Fresh Off the Boat), Kenneth Branagh (A Haunting in Venice), Stephanie Hsu (Everything Everywhere All at Once), Ming-Na Wen (The Book of Boba Fett), Harry Shum Jr. (Crazy Rich Asians), and Mark Dacascos (Warrior).
This provocative and visually stunning cinematic series immerses the viewer in a world of vivid adult animation with a live-action edge. Set in Edo-period Japan, BLUE EYE SAMURAI follows Mizu (voiced by Maya Erskine), a mixed-race master of the sword who lives a life in disguise seeking the deliverance of revenge. TV-MA.