Onmyoji is a mystery and fantasy anime that captivates with its narrative, particularly its stories of cursed characters.
Baku Yumemakura’s extraordinary novels about onmyoji Abe Seimei and his companion, Minamoto Hiromasa, transport us to a world of demons, mythology, and medieval fantasy.
“Onmyoji” tells the tale of two characters who must confront various demons through 13 fantastic and contemplative chapters filled with mystery, atmosphere, and a touch of humor.
Despite being a classic anime, it stands out thanks to its main character, who appears unfazed by anything, and their companion (who seems to be bothered by almost everything). Together, they form an odd couple who, from classical Japan, must face a wide range of demons, each with their own unique story.
This series skillfully switches between different perspectives, exploring themes ranging from romance to comedy, all while never forgetting the wonderful mystery that lies within the novels.
Undoubtedly, this is a remarkable find that will be appreciated by fans, who can enjoy this series on Netflix starting from Tuesday, November 28th.
In the ancient and prosperous city of Kyoto, the court musician, Minamoto Hiromasa, grandson of Emperor Daigo, seeks the help of the official yin-yang diviners. He longs to uncover the mysteries behind the troublesome demons that plague the city. During his visit, he encounters the enigmatic onmyoji, Abe Seimei, who possesses an otherworldly aura. Hiromasa is initially dismayed by Seimei’s disinterest in the mundane world and reluctance to assist. However, together they confront the demons responsible for the incidents. Along their journey, they discover the elusive onmyoji, Ashiya Doman, lurking in the shadows.
Joined by Hiromasa’s flute teacher, Imperial Prince Atsumi, the emperor’s own onmyoji, Kamo Yasunori, and Lady Tsuyuko, who becomes involved due to a particular case, the group’s emotions intertwine like threads. Will Seimei and Hiromasa be able to bring peace back to the capital?
The fate of these unlikely companions is set in motion, as their journey begins now.
November 28, 2023
Original title: 陰陽師
Director: Soubi Yamamoto
Screenwriters: Yuiko Kato, Hashimoto Natsu.
Companies: Marvy Jack, Netflix