Onmyōji (manga)

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Cover of the first volume of Onmyōji, published by Hakusensha on July 12, 1997
Genre Historical, fantasy
Written by Reiko Okano
Published by Scola, Hakusensha
Demographic Seinen, shōjo
Magazine Comic Birz, Melody
Original run 19932005
Volumes 13
Onmyōji: Tamatebako
Written by Reiko Okano
Published by Hakusensha
Demographic Shōjo
Magazine Melody
Original run 2011 – ongoing
Volumes 3
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Onmyōji (陰陽師?) is a manga series written and illustrated by Reiko Okano based on a novel series of the same name by Baku Yumemakura. It was serialized from 1993 to 2005 in the magazines Comic Birz by Scola and Melody by Hakusensha. Varying between seinen and shōjo, it follows the story of a master in onmyōdō, a traditional Japanese cosmology.

The series was compiled into 13 tankōbon published between July 12, 1997 and September 29, 2005 by Hakusensha.[1] The first seven volumes were published in France by Delcourt between 2007 and 2013.[2][3] In 2011, a sequel series titled Onmyōji: Tamatebako (陰陽師 玉手匣?) started to be published in Melody and as of August 28, 2013, three volumes have been released by Hakusensha.[4]

It was adapted into a film in 2001 and it was followed by a sequel in 2003.[5][6] A exhibit at the Kyoto International Manga Museum explored "the supernatural aspects of Kyoto" by using this manga as reference.[7] The manga received the Grand Prize at the 2001 Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize.[8] The series also received the Seiun Award for best science fiction comic in 2006.[9] Also, in 2011, Paul Gravett included it on the book 1001 Comics You Must Read Before You Die.[10]


  1. ^ ジェッツコミックス>>陰陽師 (in Japanese). S-book.net. Retrieved April 20, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Onmyôji 1" (in French). Delcourt. Retrieved April 20, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Onmyôji 7" (in French). Delcourt. Retrieved April 20, 2014. 
  4. ^ ジェッツコミックス>>陰陽師 玉手匣 (in Japanese). S-book.net. Retrieved April 20, 2014. 
  5. ^ Koehler, Robert (April 7, 2003). "Review: ‘Onmyoji’". Variety. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved April 20, 2014. 
  6. ^ "陰陽師 II (2003)" (in Japanese). Allcinema.net. Retrieved April 20, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Museum Explores Japan's Old Capital through Manga". Anime News Network. October 26, 2008. Retrieved April 20, 2014. 
  8. ^ 第5回 マンガ大賞 岡野玲子 原作・夢枕 獏  『陰陽師』 (in Japanese). Asahi Shimbun. Retrieved April 20, 2014. 
  9. ^ "日本SFファングループ連合会議: 星雲賞リスト" (in Japanese). Retrieved April 20, 2014. 
  10. ^ "1001 Comics Mini-Site". paulgravett.com. Archived from the original on May 30, 2014. Retrieved May 30, 2014. 

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