Netflix has some thrilling news for anime fans! They’re bringing Capcom’s popular video game series, Onimusha, to life in the form of an exciting anime adaptation. Get ready because the official trailer for Onimusha is here, and mark your calendars for November 2, 2023, because that’s when this epic adventure is set to premiere.
For those unfamiliar with Onimusha, it’s a video game series that blends history with the supernatural. The story is set during Japan’s Sengoku period, a time of intense feudal conflict, and it follows the journey of a samurai named Miyamoto Musashi. Fun fact: Musashi is inspired by the legendary actor Toshiro Mifune, famous for roles in classics like “Seven Samurai” and “Throne of Blood.”
In this thrilling anime, Musashi is given a mission with a tight deadline of just thirty-three days. Armed with the legendary Oni Gauntlet, he sets out during the early Edo period to confront and defeat the Genma, a demonic and bloodthirsty army threatening the world. But along the way, he encounters a young girl who has lost her family and village to these menacing creatures. Musashi takes it upon himself to protect her while battling enemies they encounter on their journey.
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Now, here’s a fascinating tidbit about the origins of Onimusha: It all began as an idea closely linked to the iconic game series, Resident Evil. Back in 1997, Yoshiki Okamoto envisioned a ninja-themed version of Resident Evil. However, it evolved into its own unique series, each installment featuring different protagonists but sharing a common thread of motives, aesthetics, and remarkable swordsmanship skills, all infused with supernatural elements.
The stunning CG animation for Onimusha is crafted by Sublimation, under the direction of Shin’ya Sugai, with Takashi Miike as the chief director. The character design comes to life thanks to the talented Kim Jung Gi. And let’s not forget the talented voice cast: Akio Ōtsuka lends his voice to the character of Miyamoto Musashi, Toshihiko Seki voices Kojiro Sasaki, Houchu Ohtsuka is behind Kensuke Matsui, and Daiki Yamashita voices Sahei.
Onimusha is no stranger to success—it’s Capcom’s ninth best-selling video game series, with over 8 million units sold worldwide. It stands proudly alongside gaming giants like Resident Evil, Street Fighter, and Monster Hunter: World. What sets Netflix’s adaptation apart is its promise of survival, action, and historical adventure, with a heightened focus on the human element compared to the game.
So, make sure to check out the official trailer below, and don’t forget to mark November 2 on your calendar. That’s when Onimusha will make its grand debut on Netflix, and you won’t want to miss this thrilling journey through feudal Japan filled with samurai, demons, and epic battles.