Onmyoji Films

View some popular films and TV series featuring onmyoji, the mysterious diviners/sorcerers of Japanese folklore
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Onmyoji: The Yin Yang Master (2001)
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Set in the capital city of Kyoto during the Heian period, a magician and fortune teller Onmyoji Seimei... (112 mins.)
Director: Yôjirô Takita
“ Based on Baku Yamemakura's bestselling series. This movie is an excellent fantasized introduction to the concept of onmyoji. It concerns the adventures of Abe no Seimei, the greatest onmyoji of all time. It was a blockbuster hit in its native land and scored second in the Japanese box office just below Hayao Miyazaki's SPIRITED AWAY. ” - bobgray2000
 
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Onmyoji 2 (2003)
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A group of demons in the ancient Japanese capital of Heian is dismembering members of a family of Japanese nobles. (112 mins.)
Director: Yôjirô Takita
“ Sequel to the above film. ” - bobgray2000
 
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Tokyo: The Last Megalopolis (1988)
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A demonic reincarnation of a Japanese general from the 10th century appears in the early 20th century Tokyo with a mission to destroy the blooming city. (135 mins.)
Director: Akio Jissôji
“ This film and the novel which inspired it actually kicked off the onmyoji craze in Japanese pop culture years before ONMYOJI hit the market. The main character is an onmyoji, as are his opponents. This film was also a big box office hit in Japan scoring as the third highest grossing Japanese film of that year, and its creative influence can be felt in a variety of media in J-pop culture today. ” - bobgray2000
 
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Doomed Megalopolis (1991 Mini-Series)
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(47 mins.)
“ Animated adaptation of the same novel as the above film. Unlike the other two movies which were only popular in Japan, this series gained some international attention. Avoid the English dubbed version since it attempts to delete many Japanese specific historical and cultural references (including references to onmyoji). Also BE WARNED that the anime is significantly more violent and perverse than any other adaptations of the novel, featuring some disturbing sexual imagery. If you're uncomfortable with this stuff, skip this and watch the live action movie instead. ” - bobgray2000
 
5.
Ubume no natsu (2005)
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(123 mins.)
Director: Akio Jissôji
“ An adaptation of Natsuhiko Kyogoku's incredibly popular KYOGOKUDO mystery novels. The books were also contributors to stimulating popular interest in onmyodo mysticism in Japan. The protagonist is bookstore owner who also functions as a part time onmyoji to solve cases which defy rational explanations. ” - bobgray2000
 
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Môryô no Hako (2008 TV Series)
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Police detective Kiba finds himself investigating a very strange case involving a girl hit by a train... (23 mins.)
“ The animated sequel to the above movie. ” - bobgray2000
 
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The Shadow Spirit (2007)
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(133 mins.)
Director: Masato Harada
“ Live action version of Moryo no Hako. ” - bobgray2000
 
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Shonen onmyoji (2006 TV Series)
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Abe no Masahiro is the grandson of the greatest Onmyouji Abe no Seimei. His grandfather sealed his sixth...
“ A popular anime series about the grandson of Abe no Seimei. ” - bobgray2000
 
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Onmyô taisenki (2004 TV Series)
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(30 mins.)
“ An anime series revolving around onmyoji and their magical servants, the shikigami. ” - bobgray2000
 
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Tokyo Babylon (1992 Mini-Series)
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Subaru Sumeragi, a young Onmyouji sorcerer, investigates a series of unusual murders with the aid of his twin sister and fellow Onmyouji Seishirô. (113 mins.)
Director: Kôichi Chigira
“ A 2 part OVA about a pair of onmyoji determined to defend Tokyo from supernatural perils. The original manga was actually partly inspired from TOKYO: THE LAST MEGALOPOLIS (the English title of the manga of that novel was BABYLON TOKYO). ” - bobgray2000
 
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X (2001 TV Series)
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Kamui Shirou and Fuuma Monou have been best friends ever since they were kids. Fate, however, separates... (24 mins.)
“ Sequel to TOKYO BABYLON. Episode 9 introduces the main onmyoji character into the story arc. Although they did make a film version of this, it's so compressed that the character's role is reduced to that of a cameo. The series, by contrast, makes much greater use of his abilities. Like TOKYO BABYLON, the representation of onmyoji and their powers in this series were influenced from TOKYO: THE LAST MEGALOPOLIS. ” - bobgray2000