Netflix has recently gotten its hands on a lot of anime-related content, from the One Piece series to Castlevania: Nocturniture, and this trend seems to be gaining momentum. The streaming platform has released a trailer for its anime adaptation of Onimusha, which seems to be an action-packed game across Edo-era Japan. Takashi Miike, director of the films “13 Assassins” and “Blade of the Immortal”, oversees the production.
In the trailer for Onimusha, which is scheduled for release on November 2 around the world, we will meet our main character Musashi Miyamoto, who fights both the living and the undead. The series was filmed by the animation studio Sublimation, best known for its work on Dragon’s Dogma. This series seems to use special effects rather than traditional 2D animation.
According to a Netflix press release, the animated series will tell an original story that is not in the source materials.
At the beginning of the Edo period, at a time when Japan was in the process of transition to peace, and the war has gone down in history, the aging Musashi goes on a secret mission, the statement said. Armed with the mythical oni glove, Musashi embarks on an epic journey to defeat the hiding demons.
In addition, Musashi is inspired by Japanese screen icon Toshiro Mifune, who is best known for his work on films such as Rasomon, Seven Samurai and The Samurai Trilogy, where he played the real Musashi Miyamoto.
This is the first time Onimusha has received an animated adaptation since its initial release more than two decades ago. Onimusha: Warlords was first available in 2001 on PlayStation 2 and Xbox.