Netflix has unveiled an exciting new English-subtitled trailer and visual for the upcoming anime adaptation of CAPCOM’s renowned game, Onimusha. Alongside this thrilling preview, the streaming giant has officially announced the cast, introduced additional staff members, and marked November 2 as the global premiere date.
Furthermore, the trailer tantalizingly unveils a sneak peek of the anime’s theme song, “The Loneliest,” performed by the acclaimed band Måneskin. Netflix is categorizing this project as a “series.”
The cast includes:
- Toshihiko Seki as Kojiro Sasaki
- Daiki Yamashita as Sahei
- Houchu Ohtsuka as Kensuke Matsui
- Ryohei Kimura as Iemon
- Akio Ōtsuka as Musashi Miyamoto
- Subaru Kimura as Goro-Maru
- Katsuyuki Konishi as Heikuro
- Makoto Furukawa as Gensai
- Kazuyuki Okitsu as Kaizen
- Aya Yamane as Sayo
Heading the anime’s direction is Shinya Sugai, known for his work on “Walking Meat” and “Dragon’s Dogma,” while the music is being masterfully composed by Hideyuki Kurata (notable for “Read or Die” original novels, “Made in Abyss,” and “Goblin Slayer”) and Koji Endo (renowned for his contributions to live-action adaptations such as “Blade of the Immortal” and “JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable”).
Historical supervision is credited to Shochiku, and stunt coordination falls under the capable hands of Keiji Tsuji (“13 Assassins” and “live-action Blade of the Immortal”). Kim Jung Gi is the credited character designer, except for the character Miyamoto Musashi, whose design is attributed to Manilyn Toledana.
Adding a touch of prestige to the project is the renowned director Takashi Miike, who serves as the supervising director. Notably, Miike has a stellar filmography, including live-action adaptations such as “Ichi the Killer,” “Blade of the Immortal,” “Crows Zero,” “JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable,” and “Terraformars.”
The anime series draws inspiration from the late, prolific actor Toshirō Mifune (known for his roles in “Rashomon” and “Seven Samurai”) as the model for the character Miyamoto Musashi.
CAPCOM introduced the Onimusha Sengoku-era survival action game series to the world in 2001. These games skillfully weave historical tales from the Sengoku era with supernatural elements. The most recent installment, a remastered version of “Onimusha: Warlords,” delighted fans when it was released in January 2019.
Notably, the game series previously served as the inspiration for the 2006 CG film, “Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams.” This captivating film cleverly compiles CG-animated sequences from CAPCOM’s PlayStation 2 video game “Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams” while seamlessly integrating additional animated scenes to enrich the storytelling experience.