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How Blue Eye Samurai’s Fight Scenes Were Crafted


Blue Eye Samurai creators Michael Green and Amber Noizumi discuss finding the beauty in bloody revenge.

Blue Eye Samurai. Maya Erskine as Mizu in Blue Eye Samurai.
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This article contains no spoilers for Netflix’s Blue Eye Samurai.

Academy Award nominee Michael Green and co-writer Amber Noizumi have created Netflix’s latest original animated series Blue Eye Samurai. Set during the Edo Period, the height of feudalism in Japan, a mixed-race samurai woman named Mizu traverses the countryside hunting for those responsible for the death of her mother. Along the way, Mizu incurs the ire of dangerous enemies who pursue her as she quickly realizes her vendetta has far greater consequences and implications for the Land of the Rising Sun.

Packed with blood-soaked fights, Blue Eye Samurai doesn’t pull its punches when it comes to on-screen sex and violence as Mizu seeks vengeance. But more than just being a sweeping revenge yarn, filled with memorable enemies and visually stunning set pieces, the animated series is truly a love letter to classical Japan. Backed by an all-star voice cast, the series delivers cinematic action while keeping sight firmly on its expansive cast of characters caught up in Mizu’s revenge mission.

In an exclusive interview with Den of Geek, Blue Eye Samurai creators Michael Green and Amber Noizumi reveal their personal inspirations and themes present in the animated series, explain how they wanted both the action and eroticism to inform the story, and tease what audiences can expect when Blue Eye Samurai debuts on Netflix.

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