As a part of Netflix’s Geeked Week, a new clip from the streaming platform’s upcoming anime adaptation of Onmyoji has been released!
Based on Baku Yumemakura’s acclaimed novel series, the first-ever anime adaptation of Onmyoji will focus on the legendary figures of Abe Seimei and Minamoto Hiromasa, both of whom are from Japan’s Heian Period. Together, the duo will work together to confront humans that have been transformed into malevolent demons. While it will preserve the setting of the original novels, the show will also introduce all-new stories of Seimei and Hiromasa’s battle to restore peace.
“In prosperous ancient Kyoto, court musician Minamoto Hiromasa, grandson of Emperor Daigo, visits the residence of the official onmyoji — the yin-yang diviners — in hopes of unraveling the mysteries of the demons that disturb the city. While there, he is introduced to a man perfectly suited for untangling these enigmas: the great onmyoji Abe Seimei, a man cloaked in an otherworldly aura. Hiromasa is vexed by Seimei’s lack of interest in the mundane world and his reluctance to help, but the two of them confront the demons at the cause of the incidents. They eventually find the onmyoji Ashiya Doman, who lurks in the shadows of the demons. Seimei and Hiromasa are joined by Hiromasa’s flute teacher Imperial Prince Atsumi, the emperor’s onmyoji Kamo Yasunori, and Lady Tsuyuko, who comes to accompany them as a result of a particular case. As their emotions intertwine like threads, will Seimei and Hiromasa be able to restore peace to the capital?”
Watch the clip below.
The voice cast includes:
- Daisuke Namikawa as Abe Seimei
- Shintaro Asanuma as Minamoto Hiromasa
- Yui Ishikawa as Tsuyuko
- Kenji Hamada as Imperial Prince Atsumi
- Daisuke Kishio as Kamo Yasunori
- Rina Sato as Ashiya Doman
The series is written by Natsu Hashimoto and Yuiko Kato, and it’s directed by Soubi Yamamoto. Onmyoji will feature an opening theme song, “Kodoku no Saibo,” by Ling tosite sigure and a closing song, “Kioku,” from ao.
Onmyoji will begin streaming exclusively on Netflix on November 28. In case you missed it, watch the trailer here.