Netflix has revealed first footage of its upcoming four-part event series Oni: Thunder God’s Tale from Berkeley, California-based Tonko House Inc.
The world of Oni is a world filled with Japanese mythological oddball gods and monsters. One of those creatures’ free-spirited daughters, Onari, is determined to follow in the footsteps of the mighty heroes from her favorite stories, except unlike those heroes she doesn’t have any great powers… yet. Over four episodes the young protagonist will learn if she has what it takes to fight to protect her peaceful village from the encroaching threat of the gods’ mysterious enemies, the Oni.
Netflix also unveiled the full voice cast for the series, which features Momona Tamada (The Baby-Sitters Club), Archie Yates (Jojo Rabbit), Craig Robinson (The Office), Tantoo Cardinal (Wind River), Brittany Ishibashi (Runaways), Omar Miller (8 Mile), Seth Carr (Black Panther), Anna Akana (Jupiter’s Legacy), Charlet Takahashi Chung (Overwatch), Miyuki Sawashiro (Kamen Rider Decade), Yuki Matsuzaki (Letters from Iwo Jima), Tonko House co-founder Robert Kondo, and George Takei (Star Trek).