Japanese film poster
|Directed by||Yōjirō Takita|
by Baku Yumemakura
Onmyoji (陰陽師?) is a 2001 Japanese film directed by Yōjirō Takita. It tells of the exploits of Abe no Seimei, in Middle Ages, from the court of the Emperor. He befriended bungling court noble, Minamoto no Hiromasa, who enlists his aid to defend the Heian emperor. Meanwhile, an opposing onmyoji Doson is plotting the downfall of the emperor, while attempting to frame Seimei by unleashing a horde of yōkai to do his bidding.
- Mansai Nomura - Abe no Seimei
- Hideaki Ito - Minamoto no Hiromasa
- Eriko Imai - Mitsumushi
- Yui Natsukawa - Fujiwara no Sukehime
- Mai Hosho - Uri no onna
- Kenichi Yajima - Fujiwara no Morosuke
- Kenjiro Ishimaru - Onmyou-gashira
- Kenichi Ishii - Fujiwara no Kaneie
- Houka Kinoshita - Kanmu-Ten'nou
- Sachiko Kokubu - Fujiwara no Tadako
- Kenji Yamaki - Tachibana no Udon
- Akira Emoto - Fujiwara no Motokata
- Masato Hagiwara - Sawara-Shin'nou
- Ittoku Kishibe - The Emperor
- Kyōko Koizumi - Aone
- Hiroyuki Sanada - Douson
- Terrence Stone: Abe no Seimei
- Mona Marshall: Fujiwara no Sukehime
- Richard Cansino: Fujiwara no Morosuke
- Tom Wyner: Fujiwara no Motokata
- Bob Papenbrook: Tachibana no Ukon
- Tony Oliver: Prince Sawara
- Kari Wahlgren: Aone
- Steve Kramer: Doson
- Brandon Jones: Minahoto no Hirosoma
- Simon Prescott: Emperor
- Helen Storm: Toko
- Jim Taggert: Nagamasa
Onmyoji was released theatrically in Japan on October 6, 2001 where it was distributed by Toho. The film was a commercial success grossing ¥3,010,000,000 ($36,567,313) becoming the 4th highest earning Japanese production of 2001. The film was also giving a limited theater release in North America where it grossed $16,234 in 3 theaters.
- Tokyo: The Last Megalopolis: A blockbuster fantasy film which, along with its source novel Teito Monogatari, are widely credited with starting the "boom of interest" in onmyoji in Japanese popular culture.
- Galbraith IV 2008, p. 420.
- Kazuhiko, Komatsu. "Seimei jinja" 28-61
- Onmyouji at the Internet Movie Database
- Onmyouji) at AllMovie
- 陰陽師 (in Japanese). Japanese Movie Database. Retrieved 2007-07-21.
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