Onimusha in the anime, the first footage from Netflix

Netflix has announced the Onimusha anime based on the Capcom gaming saga and has unveiled five images.

The images posted in a tweet from Netflix Anime (below) show several characters set against the backdrop of Japan’s Edo period. The anime is created with characters and 3D using CGI and hand-drawn backgrounds, and the series promises to breathe new life into these classic games.

No release date has been announced, but Netflix has indicated the team behind the Onimusha anime: The project is led by Takashi Miike and Shinya Sugai of Sublimation (the studio that released the Dragon’s Dogma anime in 2020) and promises that Toshihiro Mifune will play Musashi Miyamoto.

A brief plot synopsis was also released (courtesy of Gematsu), with Netflix stating, “At the start of the Edo period, Musashi is no longer a young man. He sets off with the legendary Oni Gauntlet to defeat Genma. »

The Onimusha series started in 2001 but has remained more or less dormant (with the exception of a mobile game, a browser game and a remaster) since 2006 when Dawn of Dreams was released for the PlayStation 2.

Capcom hasn’t spoken much about a possible return of the series, but noted that it will be “the first anime adaptation of the Onimusha game series” and that the company is “strongly committed to adding value to its content”. various forms of media.

Cyberpunk 2077 recently saw its anime spin-off on Netflix under the direction of Trigger, which greatly increased the number of players on Steam.

Erwan Lafleriel is the editor-in-chief of IGN France. A video game slave for 40 years, he only occasionally escapes to mourn his defeats on Twitter.

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