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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 is called in to assist Hiromasa to thwart court wizard and minister Doson who is ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Mansai Nomura ... Abe no Seimei
... Minamoto no Hiromasa
Eriko Imai ... Mitsumushi
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
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
... Fujiwara no Morosuke (voice) (as Edward Zilla)
Peter Doyle ... Nagamasa (voice) (as Jim Taggert)
Akira Emoto ... Fujiwara no Motokata
Masato Hagiwara ... Sawara-Shin'nou
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Set in the capital city of Kyoto during the Heian period, a magician and fortune teller Onmyoji Seimei is called in to assist Hiromasa to thwart court wizard and minister Doson who is suspected of being at the cusp of orchestrating a coup. With the physical and metaphysical worlds allied the combined force may have a chance to beat back Doson. Magic, surrealism and beauty fill the screen, and air, Written by aghaemi

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In a heart of darkness lies a battle for this world and the next


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6 October 2001 (Japan)  »

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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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pretty good fantasy mired by sub-par special effects
3 May 2004 | by See all my reviews

This Japanese period piece/fable/fantasy/comic-book adaption hybrid film was the second highest grossing movie of 2001, just behind the superb "Spirited Away". It's not as good as that aforementioned film. A fantasy that long to be epic, yet falls a tad bit short thanks to sub-par special effects. That's not to say it's not enjoyable, as it is. Very much so. Just that, for me, the effects turned a film that could have been great into one that's merely pretty good. That said I still look forward to viewing the sequel.

My Grade: B

Where i saw it: Showtime Beyond


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