Netflix’s new Samurai series is putting praise and pressure on its director

As it turns out, you wait forever to see an original and blood-soaked samurai animated series on Netflix, only to find yourself watching two at once after the star-studded series Blue-eyed samurai and the Takashi Miike-backed video game adaptation Onimusha The release dates were set just 24 hours apart.

The latter will be released second on November 3rd and may be better received by subscribers simply because of the many familiar names assembled to make up the ensemble’s voice cast. Maya Erskine will bring the hero Mizu to life, with George Takei, Masi Oka, Randall Park, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa and Oscar winner Kenneth Branagh also on board.

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That’s without even mentioning it Logan And Blade Runner 2049 Writer Michael Green’s status as creator and showrunner, or Marvel Cinematic Universe storyboarding veteran and emerging animator Jane Wu at the forefront of the creative process as director. In one Vanity Fair In the profile, Green couldn’t praise the mastermind behind it enough Blue-eyed samuraiThe magnificent pictures.

“Jane Wu was created in a laboratory to direct this show. There is literally no one who has the martial arts background, the attention to detail, the wardrobe care and has been a comic book and genre fan. The number of people who had the directorial skills necessary to make this show a reality was one. We had no animation background. Now we do, but only because we remember things she taught us.”

With the highest praise comes equal pressure, but in the sum of its parts it all looks good Blue-eyed samurai When the film hits Netflix in a few weeks, it’s expected to garner rave reviews and record viewership.

Lindsay Lowe

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