In an announcement I personally by no means may have predicted, the 2001 PlayStation 2 Capcom online game Onimusha: Warlords (and subsequent sequels) is getting an anime adaption for Netflix. The reveal is shocking for quite a lot of causes. The franchise just isn't one that's notably well-known or at the moment well-liked. Additionally, the anime appears to have little to do with the unique recreation. Protagonist Samanosuke Akechi doesn't make an look within the trailer. However, like Samanosuke, who was modeled after Japanese actor Kaneshiro Takeshi,<em> </em>the anime's protagonist, Miyamoto Musashi, is modeled after the late Japanese actor Toshiro Mifune. Coincidentally, Onimusha 2's protagonist, Jubei Yagyu, was modeled after Japanese actor Yūsaku Matsuda, who had additionally handed away properly earlier than the sport launched. It is an odd throughline for the collection however is a key factor.
The opposite shock for the variation is it’s being co-directed by Takashi Miike. Miike is understood for movies like Ichi The Killer and Audition, however he additionally has one other massive Capcom franchise underneath his directorial belt with Ace Legal professional, a movie adaption of the Phoenix Wright video games.
I performed Onimusha for the primary time in earnest when it launched on Change and loved revisiting it and at last beating it. You’ll find extra of my ideas on that matter here.
The anime premieres November 2 on Netflix.
Supply: Sport Informer
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