Netflix has announced the renewal of its animated series Blue Eye Samurai for season 2 following its November premiere.The film tells the story of Mizu, a half-blood samurai seeking revenge against a group of four men, one of whom she suspects is her father.Both critics and audiences praised the show, with one fan calling the series “one of the best things Netflix has done in years.”
Over the past few years, Netflix has been notorious for canceling some of its shows early before they had a chance to really hit their stride with recent examples including Shadow and Bone, Lockwood and Co and the Warrior Nun has now been saved. That won’t be the case with the animated series Blue Eye Samurai, which just got renewed for a second season.
Blue Eye Samurai has been renewed for season 2
After launching on November 3, Netflix waited just 39 days to announce the renewal of Blue Eye Samurai on December 12.
In a statement released as part of the renewal announcement, creators Michael Green and Amber Noizumi said: “When we started this project, we were committed to bringing this very personal story set in Edo period Japan and brings it to life in the most realistic and beautiful way possible. Our animators, historians, musicians, martial arts artists, and voice actors made this happen beyond our expectations.
“We are grateful to our entire team and viewers from around the world for showing such passion for Mizu and her path of revenge. Mizu still has a lot of blood to shed! We are incredibly grateful to our incredible partners at Netflix for letting the journey continue.”
In addition to season 2 of Blue Eye Samurai, it seems like the show’s creators have far-reaching plans for Mizu. In an interview with Screen Rant, Michael Green revealed that “we want to tell at least three, four seasons” and that they also have ideas for a spin-off series.
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What is Blue Eye Samurai about?
Blue Eye Samurai – which received a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes – tells the story of Mizu (Maya Erskine), a sword master who lived during the Edo period in Japanese history, which took place in the 17th century.
Mizu has faced discrimination all her life due to being half white, half Japanese and wearing tinted glasses to hide her blue eyes.
The series follows a samurai as she sets out on a quest for revenge by hunting down a group of four white men, one of whom she believes is her father, who remains in hiding in Japan despite its closed its borders to outsiders.
Fans react to the renewal news
It’s safe to say that Blue Eye Samurai fans were full of praise for Netflix and decided to renew the series for season 2.
“This show is one of the best things Netflix has done in years,” said one fan commenting on YouTube’s announcement. ”
While a second added: “It’s rare for Netflix to recognize winners when they succeed.”
“Thank God I can breathe again now,” commented a third. “The first season was so great, I’m so glad it was renewed for another season.”
Another wrote: “Netflix is finally doing the right thing and actually innovating great shows. It’s nice to see them giving people what they really want.”
While a fifth fan urged new viewers to watch: “Never would have imagined Netflix would make these quick moves when renewing a season but this is the rare exception. For those who missed it, don’t miss this part!”
And finally, this fan just said: “CAN’T WAIT! Thank you Netflix for renewing this masterpiece.”
Blue Eye Samurai is available to stream on Netflix following the season 1 premiere on November 3, 2023.