Onmyji books by Baku Yumemakura will receive their first anime series adaptation, according to the Netflix Tudum Japan livestream event on Sunday. In 2023, Netflix will host the anime’s global premiere.
The anime is being directed by Soubi Yamamoto (Meganebu!, This Boy/Kono Danshi series), with the scripts being written by Yuiko Kat (Ag: Tensai Ningy) and Natsu Hashimoto (Oshiete Hokusai!: The Animation).
The anime’s producer is Marvy Jack.
Beginning in 1986, Yumemakura initially penned the franchise as a collection of short stories. Then, from 2000 and 2008, he produced three complete novels for the series. A number of picture books are also part of the book series.
The real-life onmyji Abe no Seimei is the focus of the stories, which are set in a fictitious version of Japan’s Heian era.
The Onmyji and Onmyoji II live-action films from 2001 and 2003 were inspired by the literature.
The series’ 13-volume manga adaption was drawn by Reiko Okano beginning in 1994. In Japan, a number of live-action series have been influenced by the literature.