Nintendo fans didn’t get to experience ONIMUSHA until the original game got remastered for Switch, but now we’re officially in the loop with Capcom’s hack-and-slash, supernatural series tied to the feudal era in Japan. That gives us more than enough reason to circle back on the new anime adaptation that Netflix announced a year ago.
During the Netflix Tudum Japan event, it was announced that an anime adaptation of ONIMUSHA is in the works. Takashi Miike was named as the chief director, and they’ve helmed other big-name projects such as Ichi the Killer, Blade of the Immortal, Crows Zero, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable, Terraformars, and more. Sublimation is the studio behind the adaptation, and Shin’ya Sugai (Dragon’s Dogma, Shikizakura) is also getting in on directing duties. Last but not least, ONIMUSHA’s main character, Miyamoto Musashi, will be based off the late actor Toshiro Mifune (Rashomon, Seven Samurai).
ONIMUSHA is set to arrive on Netflix November 6th, 2023, and today brings us a new teaser trailer to check out. Give it a watch above and prepare for the series’ launch next week!