Netflix said it is going to be producing an anime version of Baku Yumemakura’s historical fantasy short story and novel series of the same name. The series is titled “Onmyoji.”
In the Netflix TUDUM it was announced that Baku Yumemakura’s novel Onmyoji will be adapted into anime for the first time and that the adaptation will only be available on Netflix.
As a result, Onmyoji will be the first anime adaptation of the novel of the same name written by Baku Yumemakura to be produced as an original series by the Japanese streaming service. Netflix.
Marvy Jack, the animation studio responsible for the Seven Deadly Sins anime film Grudge of Edinburgh, in addition to the Spice and Wolf anime series, is the studio animating the series.
Baku Yumemakura’s novel was adapted into a manga, which was first published on May 26, 1993. After 118 chapters and 13 volumes, the manga was finally finished on May 28 ‘ May, 2005, twelve years after it started.
The series will be available on Netflix in 2023, and we will discuss everything you need to know about it, including the story, the voice actors who will provide the dubs, and the release date.
Onmyoji Netflix Release Date
Onmyoji has not yet been given a particular release date; however, the streaming service Netflix stated that the anime will be available sometime in the year 2023.
Additionally, the streaming service revealed some promotional artwork for the upcoming adaptation, one of which featured Onmyoji’s character design. The other is conceptual art that shows a vantage point on Heian Japan.
The story of Onmyouji follows the illustrious onmyouji Abe no Seimei as he comes into contact with and develops a friendship with the incompetent royal lord Minamoto no Hiromasa.
Together, they protect the Kyou of the Heian capital from an antagonistic onmyouji named Douson, who is secretly hatching plans to assassinate the emperor.
Major Cast Members
No cast members for the Japanese or English dubs have been confirmed at the time of writing. This anime series on Netflix was written and created by Natsu Hashimoto and Yuiko Kato, and Soubi Yamamoto is in control of directing the episodes.
More About the Series
Onmyoji publishing began in the 1980s with the launch of a historical supernatural series that included both short stories and novels. The series focuses on the well-known onmyojis Abe no Seimei and Minamoto no Hiromasa. As of 2019, 18 volumes have been released in total. In 2016, a guidebook was published.
The series has already influenced numerous manga series, a TV drama, two Japanese movies, and more before the anime adaptation. Onmyoji served as inspiration for the NetEase game of the same name, which in turn served as inspiration for both The Yin-Yang Master and The Yin-Yang Master: Dream of Eternity, two separate Chinese films.
Who Is Baku Yumemakura?
Baku Yumemakura is a widely known author in Japan who writes in the genres of science fiction and adventure. In Japan, more than 280 of his book titles have sold more than 20 million copies. It has been published in a number of media, such as comics, television shows, movies, and feature films.
His works are influenced not only by his passion for manga, photography, pottery, painting, calligraphy and martial arts but also his outdoor hobbies, such as fishing, specifically Ayu fishing, mountain climbing, and canoeing. He has released a number of photo compilations documenting his travels in the mountains of Nepal.
The book that made him most famous, Jogen no Tsuki wo Taberu Shishi (The Lion that Ate the Crescent Moon), won the Nihon SF Taisho Award together with the Seiun Award. He is also the author of screenplays for films, notably Onmyoji.
One of his well-known martial arts series, “Garouden” (the saga of the hungry wolf), also known as “The legend of the fighting wolves” in the west, has been translated into manga and she was the subject of two videos. games to date.
He earned the moniker “The artisan of violence” thanks to one of his well-known martial arts novel series, “Shishi no Mon,” and since 2014, he has been collaborating with the artist renowned manga Masami Nobe on the scripts of a manga series. , “Shin Garouden.” He also served as the organization’s president in the past.