The legendary world of Onimusha is about to make a leap from gaming consoles to screens in a new and highly anticipated anime adaptation.

This dark and mystical universe, known for its historical inspirations and supernatural elements, is set to captivate fans old and new.

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The Onimusha anime invites you to go on an epic samurai journey. Before you dive into the show, we’ll provide insights into the Netflix series, including its storyline, characters, and the talented seiyuu you should be familiar with.

What is the Onimusha anime?

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The Onimusha anime is set in the early Edo Period when Japan was transitioning towards peace, and the age of warfare was fading into history. The anime follows the journey of an aging Musashi Miyamoto.

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Modeled after the legendary Japanese screen icon Toshiro Mifune, Musashi embarks on a covert mission armed with the mythical “Oni Gauntlet.”

His quest is to confront and vanquish the lurking demons in a world where the line between the supernatural and the historical is beautifully blurred.

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Like the games it’s based on, the series features Musashi’s incredible swordsmanship and encounters with formidable adversaries.

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What is the story of Onimusha?

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The Onimusha anime is based on a series of video games developed and published by Capcom. These games intricately weave historical Japanese figures into their narratives, adding a supernatural twist to these iconic tales.

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The games primarily fall under the action-adventure genre, featuring a blend of third-person hack-and-slash combat and puzzle-solving elements.

Central to the gameplay is the player’s ability to wield the power of the Oni, a formidable force that enables them to confront their primary adversaries, the Genma.

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Onimusha anime release date

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The anime will be released on November 2, 2023.

Onimusha anime characters, seiyuu, and voice actors (VAs)

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Musashi MiyamotoAkio Otsuka
Kensuke MatsukiHochu Otsuka
SaheiDaiki Yamashita
GoroumaruSubaru Kimura
HeikurouKatsuyuki Konishi
KaizenKazuyuki Okitsu
GensaiMakoto Furukawa
SayoAya Yamane
IemonRyohei Kimura
Kojirou SasakiToshihiko Seki

Musashi Miyamoto is portrayed by Akio Otsuka, who previously lent his voice to the character of Nobunaga Oda in the Onimusha video games.

Daiki Yamashita, renowned for his role as Deku in My Hero Academia, is also part of the cast in an undisclosed role.

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