Latest in Entertainment

Image credit: Netflix

Netflix is getting a samurai anime from country singer Sturgill Simpson

It will be released alongside his next album.
582 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Sponsored Links

Netflix

In one of the weirder artistic crossovers of the year, Grammy-award winning musician Sturgill Simpson is releasing an anime on Netflix.

Titled Sound & Fury, the film will be released this fall together with a new album of the same name. The film will be set to Simpson's music, with each song acting as the soundtrack for a different short anime segment.

The rock and country singer hasn't released a full album since 2016's A Sailor's Guide to Earth, but he was recently heard providing the theme song for Jim Jarmusch's The Dead Don't Die.

The anime is produced by Simpson and is directed by Jumpei Mizusaki. Mizusaki is known for his animation work on the Mega Man games and for directing the DC animated film Batman Ninja.

Other crew members on the project include Takashi Okazaki, creator of the manga Afro Samurai, who will be the character designer, and additional directors Masaru Matsumoto, Michael Arias, Henry Thurlow, Arthell Isom, and Koji Morimoto.

The announcement was made at San Diego Comic Con this weekend. Simpson described the inspiration for the project as serendipitous: "We went in without any preconceived notions and came out with a really sleazy, steamy rock n roll record. It's definitely my most psychedelic. And also my heaviest. I had this idea that it'd be really cool to animate some of these songs, and we ended up with a futuristic, dystopian, post-apocalyptic, samurai film."

Simpson isn't the only musician making films for Netflix. Recently Radiohead's Thom Yorke announced his new album ANIMA will also be released alongside a short film.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
582 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Popular on Engadget

Engadget's 2019 Back-to-School Guide

Engadget's 2019 Back-to-School Guide

View
Canon leaks its EOS 90D DSLR and mirrorless EOS M6 Mark II cameras

Canon leaks its EOS 90D DSLR and mirrorless EOS M6 Mark II cameras

View
Watch the Google Stadia event in 10 minutes

Watch the Google Stadia event in 10 minutes

View
HP's latest gaming headset delivers active cooling, noise cancellation

HP's latest gaming headset delivers active cooling, noise cancellation

View
Samsung's 32-inch Space Gaming Monitor makes room for your PC

Samsung's 32-inch Space Gaming Monitor makes room for your PC

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr