Netflix’s highly anticipated anime adaptation of the popular video game series Onimusha will finally be released worldwide on November 2, 2023. It is the first anime adaptation of series since its introduction to the market as a series of video games. S.
Based on Capcom’s action game Sengoku, the anime revolves around a new protagonist. This time, the historical Japanese samurai character Miyamoto Musashi is inspired by the real-life image of legendary actor Toshiro Mifune. The said actor rose to fame appearing in several of Akira Kurosawa’s acclaimed jidaigeki films, such as Seven Samurai, Rashomon, Yojimbo, The Hidden Fortress and Throne of Blood. Studio CG Sublimation is animating the series. The newly released trailer showcases Måneskin’s theme song “The Loneliest.”
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Netflix’s Onimusha anime.
This ambitious project has veteran filmmaker Takashi Miike at the helm as director. A controversial figure in the industry due to the extreme graphic depictions of his films, Miike is also quite prominent in the anime business. His famous works include Terra Formars, The Blade of the Immortal and JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable Chapter I.
Working alongside Miike is Sublimation’s extremely talented director SUGAi Shin`ya. He is known for critically acclaimed anime titles such as Evangelion: 3.0+1.01 Thrice Upon a Time, The Ancient Magus’Bride (includes the second and third parts of the film, dubbed Those Awaiting a Star ), Rage of Bahamut: Genesis, and more.
Voice actor Akio Otsuka will bring life to the character Miyamoto Musashi. The cast also includes Makoto Furukawa, Subaru Kimura. Ryohei Kimura, Katsuyuki Konishi, Daiki Yamashita. Toshihiko Seki, etc
Set during the samurai era in Japan, the anime thrusts Miyamoto Musashi into a world of great evil, widespread poverty, and the supernatural. Thus begins an adventure that will seem familiar to the existing fan base but will impress newcomers.
Information about the anime adaptation of Onimusha first came to light during the Netflix TUDUM 2022 event. Following the announcement, Netflix Anime posted a tweet showcasing some screenshots and initial details about the project is active.
Source: Netflix, Animation Times