Netflix’s ‘Blue Eye Samurai’ Gets Season 2 Renewal

Blue Eye Samurai turned out to be one of this year’s surprise animated gems on Netflix, so it’s no surprise a sequel to the show has been greenlit. The popular show has been renewed for a second season, promising more sword-swinging action and blood-spilling from Maya Erskine’s Mizu.

Netflix Blue Eye Samurai Season 2

“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. Our animators, historians, musicians, martial artists and voice cast made this a reality beyond our expectations,” said co-creators Amber Noizumi and Michael Green in a joint statement.

“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.”

Additional details about Season 2 are set to be released at a later date, but the season one finale has made fairly clear on how the story is going to continue. Presumably, it will follow Mizu as she and her captive Abijah Fowler (Kenneth Branagh) make their way to London in pursuit of the men she intends to kill.

First released in November 2023, Blue Eye Samurai follows Mizu, a “mixed-race master of the sword” on a quest for revenge in Edo-era Japan. It currently holds a 100 percent Rotten Tomatoes rating and a 96 percent audience score, with much of the praise going to its visually striking, stylish animation and dynamic combat sequences.

Joining Erskine and Branagh in the voice cast are George Takei (Seki), Masi Oka (Ringo), Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (The Swordmaker), Brenda Song (Akemi), Darren Barnet (Taigen), and Randall Park (Heiji Shindo). Stephanie Hsu (Ise), Ming-Na Wen (Madame Kaji), Harry Shum Jr. (Takayoshi) and Mark Dacascos (Chiaki), and more make up the supporting voice cast.

The show is animated by Blue Spirit, who previously worked on the first season of Marvel’s What If…?. Erwin Stoff serves as executive producer alongside Noizumi and Green, while Jane Wu is supervising director and producer.

No release date has been set for Season 2.