Netflix announced the cast and November 28 premiere date for the first anime adaptation of Baku Yumemakura’s novel Onmyōji on Friday.
The cast includes (left to right in the image above):
Soubi Yamamoto (Meganebu!, This Boy/Kono Danshi series) is directing the anime, and Natsu Hashimoto (Oshiete Hokusai!: The Animation) and Yuiko Katō (Agū: Tensai Ningyō) are writing the script. Marvy Jack is producing the anime.
Yumemakura first wrote the series as a series of short stories starting in 1986. He then wrote three full-length novels for the series in 2000-2008. The series also includes several picture books.
The stories take place in a fictionalized version of Japan’s Heian period and focus on real-life onmyoji Abe no Seimei.
The novels inspired the live-action Onmyouji and Onmyoji II films in 2001 and 2003. Reiko Okano drew a 13-volume manga adaptation of the series starting in 1994. The books has also inspired several live-action series in Japan.
Source: Netflix anime Twitter accountComic Natalie