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Onmyoji: The Yin Yang Master (2001)
"Onmyoji" (original title)

R  |   |  Action, Fantasy, Drama  |  6 October 2001 (Japan)
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Credited cast:
Mansai Nomura ...
Hideaki Itô ...
Eriko Imai ...
Yui Natsukawa ...
Fujiwara no Sukehime
Mai Hosho ...
Uri no onna
Ken'ichi Yajima ...
Fujiwara no Morosuke
Kenjirô Ishimaru ...
Onmyo-gashira
Ken'ichi Ishii ...
Fujiwara no Kaneie
Hôka Kinoshita ...
Kanmu-Ten'nou
Sachiko Kokubu ...
Fujiwara no Tadako
Kenji Yamaki ...
Tachibana no Ukon
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Minahoto no Hirosoma (voice) (as Brandon Jones)
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Fujiwara no Morosuke (voice) (as Edward Zilla)
Akira Emoto ...
Fujiwara no Motokata
Masato Hagiwara ...
Sawara-Shin'nou
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From the Making-Of Documentary on the Special Edition DVD: - Total number of cuts: 1026 - Concept planning: 5 years - Number of days filming: 93 days - Number of days in post-production: 128 days - Location crew: 86 people - SFX crew: 31 people - CG integration staff: 37 people - Total number of crew: 154 people - Those who camped out for the first show: 400 people (at Nihon Gekijo Theater) - Number of theaters: 225 theaters - Number of viewers: 2.2 million people (as of Summer 2001) - Gross at box office: Approx. 3 billion yen (roughly $30 million USD) See more »

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Interesting Film
5 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A fantasy martial arts film set in feudal Japan, Onmyoji uses a good cast of characters and a mystical setting to keep the audiences entertained.

When I caught this film on TV (Showtime, I believe), I was immediately drawn in. There are demons, Shinto-like priests, curses, spells, and impressive costume designs to entertain.

The story is basic-- a young well-to-do member of the court finds himself relying on help from an half-demon Onmyoji priest to protect the kingdom-- but the world of Onmyoji is fascinating and fun to watch. It's not everyday you get to watch people battle it out with chants and prayers, evil demons, and people can fly.

Despite a previous bad review, I recommend this film to anyone who has the opportunity to see it. It's a fantasy film, but the world of Onmyoji is compelling and will draw you in.


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