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Media Blasters Adds Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams CG Film

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Film compilation CAPCOM's PS2 game originally shipped in Japan in 2006.

North American distributor Media Blasters announced on Friday that it has licensed the Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams CG-animated film. Media Blasters will release the film under its AnimeWorks label.

The film compiles the CG-animated footage from CAPCOM's Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams PlayStation 2 video game and also adds extra animated scenes. The film is edited so it tells the story from Akane Yagyū's point of view. Avex Trax released the film on DVD under the name Shin Onimusha Dawn of Dreams The Story in Japan in 2006.

Media Blasters describes the film as follows:

It's been almost two decades since the fall of Nobunaga at the hands of Samanosuke, and the fallen ruler's own vassal Hideyoshi Toyotomi has finally united Japan under the banner of peace... that is, until one fateful June evening when a strange glowing planet appears in sky. From that moment on, Hideyoshi becomes a power-mad dictator and earthquakes, volcanoes start destroying the land. Soon afterwards, the evil Genma begin to reappear, disorder spreads across the country, people are lost, and villages are burned to the ground. But just when it seems that we're approaching Japan's darkest hour, a mysterious warrior with plenty of power appears on the scene to stop it. He's Soki, Oni of the Ash -- otherwise known as "The Blue Demon". Watch as Soki battles for peace once again in Japan in this latest installment of the widely popular game Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams.

The film won a Golden Reel Award for Best Sound Editing - Made for Computer Entertainment in 2006. CAPCOM released the original PS2 game in Japan and North America in 2006.

Udon Entertainment has released the one-volume Onimusha: Twilight of Desire and Onimusha: Night Of Genesis manga and the Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams artbook in North America.

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