Netflix has revealed at its Tudum Japan livestream event that Capcom’s Onimusha video game series will be receiving an anime adaptation on the streaming platform. The premiere date of the anime series is currently unknown.
Legendary Japanese director Takashi Miike (Audition, Dead or Alive trilogy, Ninja Kids!!) is the chief director of the Onimusha anime project. Shinya Sugai (Dragon’s Dogma) is serving as the primary series director and the animation production will be handled by Sublimation.
Netflix has also released five stills from the anime adaptation, with the in-game character Musashi Miyamoto being modeled after iconic Japanese actor Toshiro Mifune. The series is also noted for its mix of 3DCG animated characters and hand drawn backgrounds.
The Onimusha video game franchise retells stories from the Sengoku era with supernatural twists. Capcom released the series’ first entry, Onimusha: Warlords, in 2001. Two main sequels and numerous spin offs were released over the years afterwards. A high-definition remake of the first game was recently released in 2019 on the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows platforms.
The franchise also previously inspired the Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams CG film in 2006, which compiled all the CG-animated footage from Capcom’s video game of the same name, with some new animated scenes added in.