Onimusha Anime: Netflix Shares First Look Images
Netflix has announced and revealed five images from an Onimusha anime based on the hit Capcom game series.
Revealed in a tweet from Netflix Anime (below), the stills show a handful of characters against a backdrop of Japan's Edo period. The anime is being created with 3D, CGI characters and hand-drawn backgrounds, and the series promises to give new life to the classic game series.
No release date was announced but Netflix did reveal the team behind Onimusha's anime. The project is being led by Takashi Miike and Shinya Sugai from Sublimation (the studio that released the Dragon's Dogma anime in 2020) and features Toshihiro Mifune as Musashi Miyamoto.
— Netflix Anime (@NetflixAnime) September 25, 2022
A short plot-synopsis was also released (courtesy of Gematsu), with Netflix saying: "The beginning of the Edo period, Musashi is no longer a young man. He departs with the legendary Oni Gauntlet to defeat the Genma."
The Onimusha series began in 2001 but has been more or less dormant (outside of a mobile game, browser game, and remaster) since 2006, when Dawn of Dreams was released on the PlayStation 2.
Capcom hasn't said much about whether the series will make a full return, but did comment the this would be "the first animated adaptation of its game series Onimusha" and it is "firmly committed to enhancing the brand value of its content" through different forms of media.
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