Meanwhile, Shinya Sugai will be operating as the director of the “Onimusha” series. Sugai has previously worked as a director on the “Dragon’s Dogma” series for Netflix, as well as the “Shikizakura” anime series. Prior to these projects, Sugai also worked on visual effects for two of the “Evangelion” remakes and a “Psycho-Pass” film, among many others.
Though a previous attempt at a samurai anime series, “Yasuke,” failed to resonate with viewers despite its critical acclaim, it doesn’t look like that’s stopping Netflix from chasing their next anime hit with “Onimusha.” Furthermore, with an upcoming “Devil May Cry” series also in the works, it would appear that the streamer is developing a pretty solid working relationship with Capcom.
The series is also set to star Daika Yamashita of “My Hero Academia,” Makoto Furukawa of “One-Punch Man,” and Toshihiko Seki, an industry legend with over 30 years of voice-acting experience. While “Onimusha” may not have the name recognition of some of Capcom’s other big franchises, it could succeed anyway based on the talent behind the adaptation. How the story will translate to a serialized anime, though, will remain to be seen when the series is released on November 2, 2023.