Onmyoji 0 Live-Action Film Releases Special Trailer Narrated by Voice Actor Megumi Ogata

adminApril 4, 2024

Voice actor Megumi Ogata (Shinji Ikari in Neon Genesis Evangelion) announced on her official Twitter that she served as the narrator for a special trailer for Onmyoji 0, a new live-action film inspired by Baku Yumemakura’s historical fantasy novel series Onmyoji. “Awesome visuals…in a word, super cool!” Ogata said on Twitter. “Please check out the trailer and the movie!”

The new clip features sorcery scenes by young Abe no Seimei, played by Kento Yamazaki, and visual effects created by Shirogumi (Godzilla Minus One). Ogata narrates the four abilities of Seimei: to cut through space, seal the enemy’s spells, make a spiritual barrier, and summon hidden, powerful forces.

Onmyoji 0 Main trailer

The main cast for the movie includes:

    • Abe no Seimei played by Kento Yamazaki
    • Minamoto no Hiromasa played by Shota Sometani
    • Queen Yoshiko played by Nao
    • Hegurino Sadafumi played by Masanobu Ando
    • Tachibana no Yasuie played by Nijiro Murakami
    • Emperor played by Rihito Itagaki
    • Kamono Tadayuki played by Jun Sonomura
    • Koremune no Korekuni played by Kazuki Kitamura
    • Fujiwara no Yoshisuke played by Kaoru Kobayashi

The novel series features Abe no Seimei, a real-life sorcerer/leading specialist of Onmyodo from the Heian period (a Japanese sorcery. A practitioner of Onmyodo is called an Onmyoji). The novel has run in Japan since 1986, printing over six million copies, and was previously adapted into two live-action films directed by Yojiro Takita (Departures) in 2001 and 2003. The anime adaptation began streaming on Netflix worldwide in November 2023.

The new film is set in Abe no Seimei’s school days and tells an original story of how he became the most powerful sorcerer/Onmyoji. Kento Yamazaki, who has played lead roles in more than ten live-action films based on popular manga and light novel series, is cast as the protagonist, Abe no Seimei. The Shimako Sato-directed film is set to release in Japan on April 19, 2024.

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