Netflix viewers have discovered a hidden gem on the streaming platform, with the release of the new Japanese action drama, 'Blue Eyed Samurai'. Co-creator Amber Noizumi, described the show as a combination of 'Kill Bill meets Yentl,' which has captivated audiences with its unique storyline and intense action sequences.
The series follows the journey of Mizu (Maya Erskine), a mixed-race sword master seeking revenge for her white father in 17th century Japan. Determined to avenge her father's wrongdoing, Mizu must navigate a society where outsiders are a rarity, using her wit and sword skills to disguise her gender and her striking blue eyes.
Fans and critics alike have praised 'Blue Eyed Samurai' for its beautifully written script and striking animation. The show has garnered a perfect score of 100 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, further solidifying its status as a must-watch series.
Social media platforms, including X (formerly known as Twitter), have been flooded with positive reviews from viewers. Many have hailed 'Blue Eyed Samurai' as one of the best shows they have watched on Netflix, citing its gripping storyline and well-developed characters as key reasons for their admiration.
The inspiration behind 'Blue Eyed Samurai' came from writers and husband-and-wife duo, Amber Noizumi and Michael Green, who had a thought-provoking discussion after the birth of their daughter. Noizumi, who is half Japanese, questioned society's obsession with her baby's blue eyes. Intrigued, the couple delved into Japanese history, particularly the Edo period, where it was illegal to be white. This realization sparked the idea for their captivating series.
Whether it's the compelling storyline, stunning animation, or well-crafted characters, 'Blue Eyed Samurai' has undoubtedly struck a chord with Netflix viewers. With its stellar reviews and positive word-of-mouth, the show is gathering a significant fanbase, leaving audiences eagerly awaiting the next episode. 'Blue Eyed Samurai' is available now on Netflix, and fans are encouraged to binge-watch this enthralling and visually captivating series.