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Onmyoji: The Yin Yang Master (2001)
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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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Fujiwara no Morosuke (voice) (as Edward Zilla)
Akira Emoto ...
Fujiwara no Motokata
Masato Hagiwara ...
Sawara-Shin'nou
Manami Honjô
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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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Fun, well-made film
4 September 2003 | by (Queens, NY) – See all my reviews

This one definitely had me from start to finish. It introduces the Onmyoji and definitely draws you into their world. The costumes and setting are stunning with vibrant colors and makes the time period look authentic. Mitsumishi is my favorite with her chirpy, fluttering nature while Lady Aone really shines as a woman with deep sorrow. Seimei and Hiromaki have this friendly rapport which shows the bond of friendship the two share; almost brotherlike. Hideaki Ito does well here and didn't recognize him as same actor in Blister and the Princess Blade. Overall, Seimei's carefree, yet enigmatic nature and brave (yet naive) Lord Hiromaki form this chemistry which provides for funny moments. Plus, relationships enfold as the story progresses. The CG effects amplify this eerie magical world, but are not overdone which is a credit to the film as well.

Overall, Onmyoji is surprisingly a great example of modern japanese cinema. Great story, characters, I definitely want to see the sequel.


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