Blue Eye Samurai Season 2: Everything we know
Blue Eye Samurai fans can not wait for another season after it received glowing reviews from Netflix viewers. Here’s everything we know, including the release date, cast, and plot details for Season 2.
Blue Eye Samurai was no different, which soon achieved a perfect Rotten Tomatoes score and has become beloved by viewers. This included legendary storyteller Hideo Kojima himself, who repeatedly applauded the show and claimed it was the best anime of the year.
It was created by Michael Green, who wrote the scripts for Blade Runner 2049 and Logan, together with his wife Amber Noizumi. Blue Eye Samurai introduced itself to Netflix viewers with eight episodes in Season 1, which depicted a mixed-race master sword master on their violent quest for revenge.
Blue Eye Samurai’s popularity has soon left fans eager for more, so here’s everything we know about Blue Eye Samurai Season 2.
Will there be a Blue Eye Samurai Season 2?
In December 2023, just a month after the first season’s release, Netflix confirmed that Blue Eye Samurai was renewed for Season 2.
They stated: “Mizu’s (Maya Erskine) quest for vengeance is far from over. The hero of Blue Eye Samurai will continue to seek — and swiftly deliver — justice in Season 2.”
The news comes as little surprise considering the high praise the series received, but one concern is if the show will get more seasons to play out the full narrative that Season 1 set up.
With the first season focusing on just one of the three men the protagonist is hunting down, the show might need another few seasons beyond this to wrap things up. And it appears that’s exactly what the creators have in mind.
In speaking with Screen Rant in time for the show’s debut, Amber Noizumi and Michael Green detailed their plans for the future. Claiming “Season 2 has an approved outline,” the power couple teased the story they have in mind could span “at least three, four seasons.”
Not only that, but they also have an eye on a potential spinoff involving Ringo as the lead character.
Is there a Blue Eye Samurai Season 2 release date?
As of December 2023, Blue Eye Samurai Season 2 has no official release date.
While Netflix has confirmed that it will be coming back, the show’s first season dropped three years after it initially announced it was in production, so it could be at least a year or more yet.
Blue Eye Samurai Season 2 cast: Who will be in it?
Although nothing is confirmed, with how the story left of it is safe to assume that the following cast members are all set to return for Season 2:
- Maya Erskine as Mizu
- Kenneth Branagh as Abijah Fowler
- Masi Oka as Ringo
- Darren Barnet as Taigen
- Brenda Song as Princess Akemi
- Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa as The Swordmaker
- Stephanie Hsu as Ise
- Ming-Na Wen as Madame Kaji
- Harry Shum Jr. as Takayoshi
Blue Eye Samurai Season 2 plot: What will it be about?
According to Jane Wu, the anime’s director and producer, she shared more details on the sequel in an interview with Variety.
Wu has alluded to that the Season will carry on with a focus surrounding London: “Story-wise, I can’t clearly say what we’re expecting in Season 2, because I don’t have the script in hand, but I do think we will probably explore London and how much of London is really depending on the budget and the schedule.”
The plot certainly is far from finished, with many potential avenues to explore in future seasons, as it was left fairly open at the end of Season 1.
With it looking like Mizu is heading to London after sparing main antagonist Abijah Fowler, she looks instead to hunt down the other traffickers Skeffington and Routey, as we’re sure Fowler and Mizu will soon cross each other’s paths again.
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