Onmyoji: The Series Based on Japanese Folklore and Mythology Gets a Netflix Anime Adaptation

Onmyoji, a popular series that has spawned fifteen short stories, three novels, and two mobile games, will be getting a Netflix anime adaptation. Netflix Japan has announced the anime will be available for streaming later this year. The official release date is still pending.

Onmyoji The Series Based on Japanese Folklore and Mythology Gets a Netflix Anime Adaptation

Onmyoji is a long-running series of historical fantasy novels and short stories written by Japanese author Baku Yumemakura. The story is set in a fictionalized version of the Heian period in Japan, and takes place in a dark and distant, yet elegant world where humans, spirits, and demons coexist. The protagonist, Abe no Seimei, is an Onmyoji and legendary oracle who works alongside his samurai companion to solve bizarre incidents relating to the collision of the human and demon worlds.

The first Onmyoji short story was published in 1986, while the first novel was published in 1988. Since then, the series has only grown in popularity. Spanning across fifteen short stories, three full length novels, two live-action films, smartphone games, a thirteen volume manga adaptation, and several live-action TV dramas.

The Onmyoji games in particular have garnered their own popularity, as the mobile turn-based RPG and strategy MOBA tend to be more well-known than the rest of the adaptations. In the Onmyoji games, Onmyoji are a class of people with supernatural abilities who use their powers to maintain the balance between Yin and Yang.

Onmyoji - New SP Shura Kidomaru PV: Demon Hunting

There is no official release date for the Netflix anime adaptation, but it is confirmed to release in 2023.

Source: Netflix Japan Official Twitter, Anime News Network

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