Oni: Tale of the God of Thunder is heading to Netflix, and we just got our first look at the four-part animated event! The teaser and casting announcement broke this morning which shows us a world with little gods and monsters from Japanese mythology that looks like a delightful new adventure for the world of Netflix animation.
The synopsis for Oni: Tale of the God of Thunder is as follows:
“In a world filled with bizarre gods and monsters from Japanese mythology, one of the creature’s free-spirited daughters, Onari, is determined to follow in the footsteps of the mighty heroes of lore, but her unique powers n haven’t been revealed yet. Does she have what it takes to fight to protect her peaceful village from the encroaching threat of the mysterious enemies of the gods, the “Oni”?”
The cast for Oni: Tale of the God of Thunder understand Momona Tamada, Archie Yates, Craig Robinson, Cardinal Tantou, Brittany Ishibashi, Omar Miller, Anna Akana, Charlet Takahashi Chung, Miyuki Sawashiro, Yuki Matsuzaki, Seth Carr, Robert Kondoand iconic star trek star George Takei!
Creator and showrunner Tsutsumi Dice had this to say:
“The story of a brave girl caught between two divided worlds is, at its core, not just a very personal story for me, but one that became personal for everyone involved, including our absolute dream cast. Everybody of these incredible talents from our list of dreams accepted with so much passion and empathy for the story, and collaborating with them has been equally humbling and inspiring. They gave soul to our characters and unparalleled performances to our animators.”
Tsutsumi serves as an executive producer alongside Robert Kondo and Kang Lee. Sara K. Sampson serves as a producer. From the images we got from the series in the new teaser, we can tell that this is a love letter to mythology that Tsutsumi and the writer Mari Okada bring to life. It’s a new era for Netflix in terms of lineup of anime projects, but from the trailer, it’s clear that Oni: Tale of the God of Thunder is a wonderful little love story for this mythology and it’s clear that Tsutsumi and Okada love the story they tell.
And who doesn’t want to see Takei bring a new animated character to life? This teaser and new image really sets the tone for an incredible four-part series and we can’t wait to see what Oni: Tale of the God of Thunder has in store for all of us when it comes out.
Check out the new teaser below:
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