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Netflix Announces ‘Blue Eye Samurai’ Season 2 Pickup

Streamer greenlights another season for the beautifully stylized animated series, created by Amber Noizumi and Michael Green, which follows a mixed-race sword master living a life in disguise and shame while seeking vengeance in Edo-period Japan.

Today, Netflix announced a Season 2 pickup for Blue Eye Samurai, the beautifully stylized new animated series that debuted November 3. The show takes viewers on an epic journey to Edo-period Japan, telling the story of a mixed-race sword master, Mizu, living a life in disguise and shame – hiding her eyes behind amber-tinged glasses - while seeking revenge against the country’s four white men, one of whom must be her father.

The husband-and-wife team of Amber Noizumi and Michael Green are series creators, executive producers, and writers. Erwin Stoff also serves as executive producer; Jane Wu is supervising director and producer. The animation is produced by Blue Spirit.

Read AWN’s interview with the creators:
The Gorgeous and Graphic ‘Blue Eye Samurai’ Arrives

The stellar voice cast includes Maya Erskine (Mizu), George Takei (Seki), Masi Oka (Ringo), Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (The Swordmaker), Brenda Song (Akemi), Darren Barnet (Taigen), Randall Park (Heiji Shindo), and Kenneth Branagh (Abijah Fowler). The supporting voice cast includes Stephanie Hsu (Ise), Ming-Na Wen (Madame Kaji), Harry Shum Jr. (Takayoshi), and Mark Dacascos (Chiaki).

“When we started this project, we made a commitment to take this very personal story set in Edo-period Japan and bring it to life in the most authentic and beautiful way possible,” said Noizumi and Green. “Our animators, historians, musicians, martial artists and voice cast made this a reality beyond our expectations. We are thankful to our entire team and to our viewers from all over the world who have shown such passion for Mizu and her path of revenge. Mizu has a lot more blood to spill! We are deeply grateful to our incredible partners at Netflix for letting the journey continue.”

Season 2 will be announced.

Watch the Season 2 pickup announcement:

Source: Netflix

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Debbie Diamond Sarto is news editor at Animation World Network.