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Onmyoji Supernatural Smartphone RPG Gets TV Animation in 2020

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda

The official Japanese Twitter account for the Onmyoji smartphone role-playing game announced on Thursday that the game is inspiring a television animation titled Onmyō Hyakki Monogatari (100 Yin and Yang Demon Stories) that will premiere in 2020. The announcement does not specify if a Japanese studio is producing the animation.

The anime's cast includes:

  • Noriaki Sugiyama as Abe no Seimei, the protagonist who wishes for a world where human and ayakashi (supernatural entities) can live in peace
  • Rie Kugimiya as Kagura, a mysterious girl who has an encounter with Abe no Seimei
  • Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Minamoto no Hiramasa, a young noble who travels in search of someone
  • Miyuki Sawashiro as Yaobikuni, a fortune teller who ate the flesh of a mermaid and gained eternal life and youth

Chinese developer NetEase developed the supernatural fantasy role-playing game, and released it in China in 2016. The game debuted in Japan in 2017, and globally in English in 2018. The game is also available on PC via Steam. The game previously inspired a Chinese animation in April 2018, which also premiered in Japan under the title Onmyoji: Heian Monogatari (Onmyoji: Heian Stories, seen right) on Tokyo MX in July 2018. NetEase describes the game:

In a time when demons and humans coexisted… Evil spirits from the underworld have begun a quest for power, strength, and dominance. The balance between the two worlds is now in jeopardy. Fortunately, there's a group of gifted humans who can read the stars and draw amulets. They have the power to connect the two worlds, and even tame the spirits. They are willing to lay everything on the line to maintain peace and order between the two worlds. They are known as Onmyoji. The gate to this magical world of spirits and beauty will now open for you…

Sources: Onmyoji game's Japanese Twitter account, MoCa News


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