We previously discussed Oni: Thunder God’s Tale, the upcoming Netflix series that will deal with Japanese mythology in an interesting and light-hearted way, telling the story through CGI. Yesterday, the streaming platform itself confirmed October 21 as the official release date.
This new Netflix series is shaping up to be a little gem, and the wait is almost over, with just under a month to go. As noted, this four-episode series will apparently center around Japanese mythology and the protagonist Onari.
Onari’s powers will be revealed as the series progresses, and audiences will obviously be more and more curious about the events, especially if you’re a fan of Japanese folklore.
Onari must therefore begin and continue his adventure in a wild and unpredictable landscape populated by known and popular monsters from Japanese mythology. A “historical” and cultural painting that will certainly be greatly appreciated.
During the month of June, a trailer was also released, which we reproduce below, confirming the release date of October 21 this year. Netflix and Crunchyroll have also decided to lend a hand to the world of animation, offering different animation techniques and captivating stories. We report everything via ANN.
Oni: Thunder God’s Tale will be released on Netflix on October 21!
This film from the creators of the Oscar-nominated short “The Dam Keeper” tells the story of Japanese mythological creatures.
Oni: Thunder God’s Tale will star Momona Tamada, Archie Yates, Craig Robinson, Tantoo Cardinal, Brittany Ishibashi, Omar Miller, Anna Akana, Charlet Takahashi Chung, Miyuki Sawashiro, Yuki Matsuzaki, Seth Carr, Robert Kondo and George Takei.
As you can see, the trailer shows off some of the dynamics inside Oni, showing a short sequence where two characters are running in the pouring rain. In addition to the computer-generated image, we also notice a kind of “stop motion” in the video, confirming a mixture of techniques.
The series is certainly interesting and those who love Japanese folklore will certainly not be disappointed. Oni: Thunder God’s Tale will be released on October 21 and will consist of four episodes. We don’t know if this will be a long-term or conclusive project. Stay tuned to our site for further updates on this topic.