Blue Eye Samurai Review! Today we are reviewing the new anime– Blue Eye Samurai,coming to Netflix November 3. Fellow critic, podcaster, and geek Nagier Chambers of Big Gold Belt Media joins us for this episode.
NOTE: Blue Eye Samurai is NOT for children. This episode may contain things not suitable for little ears.
Listen, it was hard to stop gushing about all the reasons we enjoyed Blue Eye Samurai. This show feels like something adult fans of anime have been waiting for. From its beautiful animation that contrasts the beauty with the brutal to the intriguing story and interesting characters. It really does check off all the boxes of what adult animation should be.
Most importantly, we all agree that we need at least one or two more seasons. There is still more to this story, and we need to know what happens next. Mizu’s body count still has space to rise. So grab all your anime-loving friends and watch it when it drops on Netflix November 3.
During the Edo-period in Japan, anyone with mixed blood is seen as impure. Mixed-race, blue-eyed Mizu (Maya Erskine) has been treated poorly all her life. But that has only made her stronger. After spending years training to become the greatest samurai in all of Japan, Mizu sets out in disguise to seek revenge on the white man responsible for killing her mother. It won’t be easy, as Abijah Fowler (Kenneth Branagh) is as ruthless as he is cunning.
Starring Lily James and Sebastian Stan, Pam and Tommy chronicles one of the most infamous pop culture events ever, the release of their sex tape. This is a story that you think you know but you really don’t. The 8-part mini-series is here to tell the world Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee’s story, helping them reclaim a narrative that spun widely out of control.
Pam & Tommy shies away from nothing, including a hilarious exchange between Tommy and his talking member (voiced by Jason Mantzoukas). There are g-strings, nudity, and lots of love. As fun as it is, it also takes care to show the couple behind the tape, and just how devastating this was for them. Love them or hate them, they were victims.