Netflix’s Onmyoji anime will retell folkloric Japanese history

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Maybe you don’t know Onmyojibut you’ve definitely seen how it affects it Pop Culture. If you have ever played Pokémon, Congratulations! You were introduced to the basics Yin-Yang Championship. Now the popular Japanese novels are being filmed by Baku Yumemakura into an anime For the first time. Check out the trailer below.

Onmyoji | Official Trailer | Netflix

Abe no Seimei, the main character of this anime, was perhaps the most famous master of onmyoji – traditionally a form of fortune telling – and lived in Japan in the middle of the Heian period. He was so well respected in Japan that his story spread to China and influenced folklore there too. Seimei is a fascinating figure in both history and legend, and he was portrayed in many different fictionalizations throughout his life.

Abe no Seimei and his partner Minamoto no Hiromasa are part supernatural detective agency, part oracle service. The new series will follow on from the novels and expand on the stories Yumemakura told about the infamous Onmyoji. The director of the Netflix version of Onmyoji is Soubi Yamamoto, the series was written by Natsu Hashimoto and Yuiko Kato. The streaming start is scheduled for November 28th.

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