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Baku Yumemakura's 'Onmyouji' Novel Gets Anime in 2023

by Vindstot
Sep 25, 12:42 AM | 11 Comments

An anime adaptation of Baku Yumemakura's Onmyouji novel series was announced at the Netflix TUDUM Japan event on Sunday, revealing the main staff, a concept art (pictured above), and a character visual for Abe no Seimei (pictured right). The anime series will debut worldwide on Netflix in 2023.

Soubi Yamamoto (Meganebu!) is directing the anime at Marvy Jack. Natsu Hashimoto (Oshiete Hokusai! The Animation) and Yuiko Katou (Aguu: Tensai Ningyou) are penning the script.

Yumemakura originally began writing the historical fantasy novel as a series of short stories in the September 1986 issue of All Yomimono magazine. Bungeishunjuu published the stories in tankobon and bunkoban format in August 1998 and February 1991, respectively. Yumemakura also penned novel-length stories, which were released by Asahi Shimbun in tankobon in March 2000 and Bungeishunjuu in bunkoban in July 2003. The latter also shipped a two-part novel in September 2005.

Comic Burger began serializing a manga adaptation by Reiko Okano in May 1993 before it switched to Comic Birz in May 1996. The serialization transferred to Monthly Melody in June 1999 where it ended in May 2005. Schola originally released eight volumes from July 1994 to December 1998. Hakusensha republished the manga in 13 volumes between July 1999 and September 2005.

Okano drew the Onmyouji: Tamatebako sequel manga in Monthly Melody from December 2010 to April 2017. Hakusensha published the seventh and final volume in July 2017.

Synopsis
Onmyouji tells the story of renowned onmyouji Abe no Seimei, who meets and befriends the bumbling courst noble Minamoto no Hiromasa. Together, they defend Heian-capital kyou's from an opposing onmyouji, Douson, who is secretly plotting the emperor's demise.

Source: Cinematoday

Onmyouji on MAL

11 Comments Recent Comments

Ishitateso said:
Anime based on a historical person in the Heian-period? I am in.

Yes, it is.
Crow_Black said:
meh not really interested in it

Why? You don't like historical works? I think this series turns out to be pretty good.

Sep 25, 11:24 PM by Memore

meh not really interested in it

Sep 25, 10:31 PM by Crow_Black

The original story is by Baku Yumemakura and the character design is not by Reiko Okano, which is very strange...

Sep 25, 10:30 PM by kihel

Anime based on a historical person in the Heian-period? I am in.

Sep 25, 10:24 AM by Ishitateso

please live up to the live action movie

Sep 25, 7:30 AM by tailor31415

Looks refreshing and interesting. Good that such works are adapted.

Sep 25, 5:03 AM by Memore

Apart from Twin Star Exorcist, I don't think I've ever consumed a series that involved this man, so I'll check this one out

Sep 25, 4:40 AM by Tokoya

They really brought Marvy Jack for this. CD is already generic af.

Sep 25, 3:47 AM by Etherius_ZS

They got the most low end studio to make this, I can't

Sep 25, 1:45 AM by Ronninn

Guess I'm second then

Sep 25, 1:17 AM by One167

I guess I'm first comment

Sep 25, 12:48 AM by AkixKur9

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