Capcom has revealed that the previously announced Netflix animated series of their action video game IP Onimusha will launch for the service on November 2, 2023. A new trailer commemorated this news alongside the unveiling of the voice cast.
You can view the confirmed voice cast for the Onimusha anime below:
- Akio Otsuka as Musashi Miyamoto
- Toshihiko Seki as Kojiro Sasaki
- Hochu Otsuka as Kensuke Matsui
- Daiki Yamashita as Sahei
- Subaru Kimura as Goro-Maru
- Katsuyuki Konishi as Heikuro
- Kazuyuki Okitsu as Kaizen
- Makoto Furukawa as Gensai
- Aya Yamane as Sayo
- Ryohei Kimura as Iemon
Netflix shared the following introductory synopses for the show:
“The beginning of the Edo period, Musashi is no longer a young man. He departs with the legendary Oni Gauntlet to defeat the Genma. 3D CGI characters and hand-drawn backgrounds create phenomenal visuals. Onimusha is given a new life using modern-day animation technology.”
“Capcom’s “Onimusha,” the landmark survival action video game series set in Japan’s feudal Sengoku period, is being adapted into an anime series that will start streaming from Thursday, November 2, only on Netflix.
Directed by Takashi Miike, this ambitious series will focus on Miyamoto Musashi, who is modeled after Toshiro Mifune, the Japanese film icon known around the globe. This is the beginning of an intense series full of realistic action in which Musashi’s blade slices through evil as he traverses a land plagued by poverty.”
You can view the official trailer for the Onimusha anime below:
The first title, Onimusha: Warlords, was released for the PlayStation 2 in 2001. However, it received a modern launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch in 2019.
Onimusha: Warlords follows the journey of a samurai named Samanosuke Akechi and a ninja named Kaede, who are on a quest to save Princess Yuki, who resides in the Inabayama Castle. Evidently, this isn’t going to be easy for the two heroes to accomplish due to the castle being invaded by demons that were created as part of a plot by the evil lord Nobunaga Oda.
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