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Netflix Unveils First Look at Onimusha Anime Series

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Capcom's video game series, Onimusha, is finally getting its own anime adaptation on Netflix as announced during the TUDUM event and the first look images for the upcoming show on the streaming platform are now released.

Onimusha was first released as a video game by Capcom which retells the narrative of the history of Japan through the figures that shaped the place with some supernatural elements in the mix. Now, the legendary game will retell the story through an anime series on Netflix.

To be produced by Studio Sublimation, Onimusha is announced to be under production for Netflix which will have the director Shin'ya Sugai and chief director Takashi Miike as the creators of the series. The late Toshiro Mifune is the model for Musashi Miyamoto.

The anime series of Onimusha will be set at the start of the Edo period when Musashi is already an adult and he leaves the legendary Oni Gauntlet to go face-to-face with the Genma and defeat it. The anime series will be on a 3D CGI treatment for the visuals.

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The beloved game, Onimusha, lets the players get into the Sengoku period of Japan where they would have the chance to fight for their people given the struggle of the kingdom when it comes to power. It is a third-person hack-and-slash combat game with some puzzle elements.

Capcom first released the game as Onimusha: Warlords in 2001 and it remains to be the ninth best-selling franchise of the company. In 2019, they released a high-definition remaster of the original game.

Netflix has a great track record when it comes to having anime adaptations for iconic games. Titles like Arcane, DoTA: Dragon's Blood, and Cyberpunk: Edgerunners are just a few titles to prove how successful Netflix is when it comes to anime adaptations for games.

Onimusha has no release date yet but hopes are high for its anime adaptation on Netflix.

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