The anime “Onimusha” will be exclusively available for streaming on Netflix starting November 2nd. Miyamoto Musashi will be voiced by Akio Ohtsuka, Ieyasu will be portrayed by Ryohei Kimura, and Sasaki Kojiro will be played by Toshihiko Seki.


Netflix has announced that it will exclusively stream the anime adaptation of the action game “Onimusha” starting from November 2, 2023.

Set in the early Edo period, the story follows the protagonist, Miyamoto Musashi, on a journey to vanquish the monsters known as “Genma.” Viewers can enjoy intense battles, including his showdown with Sasaki Kojiro and breathtaking swordsmanship.

The voice cast includes Akio Ohtsuka as Miyamoto Musashi, Ryohei Kimura as Ieyasu, and Toshihiko Seki as Sasaki Kojiro. Additional information about the star-studded cast has also been revealed.

Furthermore, a teaser trailer and key visual have been released. The visuals showcase action-packed scenes with characteristic Onimusha-style splashes of blood.

Quoting from the press release:

Netflix, the world’s largest video streaming service specializing in entertainment, has announced that it will exclusively stream the first anime adaptation of Capcom’s iconic Sengoku action game series “Onimusha” starting on Thursday, November 2nd. This ambitious project, directed by Takashi Miike, features Miyamoto Musashi as the main character and takes inspiration from the world-renowned actor Toshiro Mifune. It promises exhilarating sword fights as Musashi cuts down formidable foes in a gritty and action-packed tale set in early Edo, a time when the chaos of war was transitioning into an era of peace.

In addition to the release date announcement, the voice cast has been unveiled, with Akio Ohtsuka playing Miyamoto Musashi, Ryohei Kimura portraying Ieyasu, and Toshihiko Seki taking on the role of Sasaki Kojiro. Moreover, the series will feature a star-studded cast, including Yosuke Ohtsuka, Daiki Yamashita, Subaru Kimura, Katsuyuki Konishi, Kazuyuki Okitsu, Makoto Furukawa, Kiki Sukezane, and Ryo Kimura.

The theme song for the series, “THE LONELIEST,” will be performed by Maneskin. Additionally, a teaser trailer and key visual have been revealed, showcasing the immersive and melancholic atmosphere of the series.

“Onimusha,” the legendary action game created by Capcom, has captured the hearts of fans worldwide for over 22 years. The series stands out with its exhilarating swordplay and epic battles against the supernatural “Genma” creatures. Each installment has featured real historical figures as characters, with character models inspired by famous actors like Takashi Sorimachi, Masanobu Ando, Jean Reno, and more. The newly unveiled teaser trailer combines 3DCGI characters with hand-drawn backgrounds and modernizes the world of “Onimusha” for a new generation. The story is set in early Edo, as the era of war comes to an end and the peaceful age of Tokugawa begins. Miyamoto Musashi, standing in a certain place, faces a crisis as he exhales a white breath. However, the moment he is confronted with a blade, he swiftly and skillfully defeats his attackers without showing any signs of weakness. Recognizing his talent, Musashi receives a secret mission and embarks on a perilous journey to defeat the menacing Genma monsters that have emerged in the world.

During his travels through a world plagued by poverty, Musashi encounters a despairing young girl who has lost her parents. He forms a connection with her and strives to protect her, but they are constantly pursued by enemies and Genma. Furthermore, they encounter a man named Ieyasu who boldly suggests, “Are the samurai of this era unhappy? Shouldn’t we just eliminate them all?” How will the famous duel between Musashi and Kojiro be portrayed in this adaptation?

The animation showcases Musashi’s sword techniques and the use of the “Demon’s Gauntlet” power, creating an action-packed experience filled with intensity and speed. Expect to see plenty of scenes reminiscent of the signature “Onimusha” style, including dramatic splashes of blood. What lies ahead for Musashi as he becomes immersed in battle and transforms into an “Onimusha”?

The series is directed by Takashi Miike, known for his innovative choreography in movies like “13 Assassins” and “Blade of the Immortal.” Director Masaya Sugi and the animation studio Sublimation, responsible for the CG anime “Dragon’s Dogma,” are also taking on the challenge of bringing this new anime to life. Character design is handled by Kim Jung Gi, a renowned artist known as the “world’s best illustrator,” who passed away in 2022. He has a rich history of creating covers for DC Comics and Marvel Comics and is known for his intricate and dynamic character designs.

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Furthermore, the cast boasts an incredibly star-studded lineup. Akio Ohtsuka, known for voicing Oda Nobunaga in the “Onimusha” game series for over a decade and also previously playing the role of Miyamoto Musashi in “Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams,” brings his deep knowledge of the “Onimusha” world, having even played the games himself. How will he portray the “completely new Onimusha”?

Additionally, the cast includes:

  • Yoshitada Matsuki as Matsumaki (known for roles like Tsurumi in “Golden Kamuy”).
  • Daiki Yamashita as Saibei (known for roles like Izuku Midoriya in “My Hero Academia”).
  • Subaru Kimura as Goro (known for roles like Ichiro Yamada in “Hypnosis Mic -Division Rap Battle-“).
  • Katsuyuki Konishi as Heikuro (known for roles like Tengen Uzui in “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba”).
  • Kazuyuki Okitsu as Kaizen (known for roles like Jonathan Joestar in “JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure”).
  • Makoto Furukawa as Gensai (known for roles like Saitama in “One Punch Man”).
  • Yumi Yamane as Sayo (known for roles like Mikoto Higa in “The Idolmaster: Shiny Colors”).

Ryohei Kimura, who is known for roles like Ryota Kise in “Kuroko’s Basketball,” will breathe life into Ieyasu, a character who plans to create a new world by plotting to eliminate the samurai of the present era.

Furthermore, the role of Sasaki Kojiro, another key character, will be portrayed by the veteran voice actor Toshihiko Seki, known for his roles like Kibutsuji Muzan in “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba.”

The theme song for the series, “THE LONELIEST,” is performed by Maneskin, a new-generation rock icon who made their debut in Japan at the 2022 SUMMER SONIC festival. This song is described as a celebration of personal growth. It’s a must-see for not only fans of the game but also for anyone excited to witness the birth of the entirely new “Onimusha”!

For more detailed information about the staff and cast, please check here.

The Netflix series “Onimusha” will be exclusively available for worldwide streaming on November 2nd (Thursday).

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