Onimusha Will Be Making its Anime Debut With Netflix

Onimusha, the long dormant Capcom video game franchise, will be making a surprising comeback as it sets up for its anime debut with Netflix! The original franchise has not had a new title released in basically a decade (not counting re-releases), so fans have been hungry for more of this survival action series ever since. But it turns out that the next fix of the franchise is coming our way in a much different fashion than fans could have ever expected to see from such a quiet cult hit. It's going to be getting an anime adaptation with a surprising director! 

Announced during Netflix's Tudum event this weekend, Onimusha will be getting its very own anime adaptation. With famed director Takashi Miike (Audition, Ichi the Killer, Blade of the Immortal and many more) serving as chief director, this new anime has yet to reveal whether it will be directly adapting the stories from the rest of the games or confirmed what format this new anime project will be (either series or movie), but you can check out the first look images from Netflix's Onimusha anime below as shared by the streaming service during the event: 

Miike will be directing Onimusha alongside director Shin'ya Sugai for Sublimation (Dragon's Dogma, Love Live! Sunshine!!) with a main protagonist named Miyamoto Musashi modeled after late actor Toshiro Mifune (who's had roles in legendary films such as Rashomon and Seven Samurai). But as mentioned, this initial announcement unfortunately does not have all the information available at this time. Meaning there has yet to be a release date or window revealed as of this writing. 

Nor it has yet to be revealed what kind of new anime project this will be, but give the multiple titles in the original video game franchise, there's plenty of potential ground to be covered with a full anime project. At the same time, the series has been dormant for so long (with it being over ten years since the last new entry in the franchise) maybe this will renew interest enough for Capcom to potentially bring it all back someday. 

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