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Shang-Chi’s Simu Liu Cast as Bright: Samurai Soul Anime’s MC for Eng Dub

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Both anime and Marvel fans got a huge surprise when the company announced their newest addition to Bright: Samurai Soul anime film.

The upcoming anime film is a remake of Will Smith’s live-action Bright that came out in 2017. To keep up the practice of having a phenomenal cast in the franchise, Netflix got someone from Marvel’s Shang-Chi to join the team.

Netflix revealed that Shang-Chi’s Simu Liu is cast as the protagonist Izou for Bright: Samurai Soul’s English dub that will premiere on October 12, 2021.

The protagonist Izou is a one-eyed ronin who has lost all his will to live until he stumbles upon an elf-girl Sonya and a peace-loving orc Raiden.

Sonya holds a powerful wand that is sought by some evil and malicious organization. So the trio embarks on a journey to safely bring Sony and the wand back to the elves.

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Simu Liu cast as the dub for Izou couldn’t get any better. Liu, who has played Shang-Chi, is a lot similar to Izou’s character.

In the MCU film, the superhero has been running away from his traumatic past and has no intention of returning to it.

Meanwhile, Izou has given up on his job as a ronin and is leading an aimless life. Both Shang-Chi and Izou don’t have anything to look forward to or get motivated for.

Shang-Chi's Simu Liu Cast as Bright: Samurai Soul Anime's MC for Eng Dub
Simu Liu | Source: IMDb

The actor Liu can bring out those same emotions and create that atmosphere around Izou’s character with perfection. Moreover, Shang-Chi being a global hit will bring attention to Bright and more people will be able to enjoy this fantastic film.

Shang-Chi is currently the hottest topic as Marvel kicked off their phase four with this spectacular new superhero. The film is one of the rare accurate representations of Asians in the industry and is just top-notch in general.

The original live-action Bright received heavy criticism, and the upcoming anime remake is a new hope that the film will be recognized worldwide. Let’s see how this turns out.

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About Bright: Samurai Soul

Bright: Samurai Soul is a anime film spinoff of the 2017 Bright live-action film that starred Will Smith and Joel Edgerton.

Based on the Netflix movie, the anime film will be directed by Kyohei Ishiguro.

The movie centers around Izo, a Ronin, and Raiden, an orc, work to bring a young elf girl and the wand she carries to the land of the elves in the north.

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