Best known for The Dam Keeper, an Oscar-nominated short film released in 2014, the animation studio, Tonko House, has just revealed glimpses of its upcoming project.
Oni: The Thunder God’s Tale is a CGI animated series from the independent studio and is already making headlines after its recent announcement.
Netflix has just posted a new trailer for Oni: Thunder God’s Tale, which will receive four episodes. Tonko House is also collaborating with Japanese studios Megalix VFX, Marza, and Anima.
So, without further ado, let’s check out the latest teaser, which frankly bowled me over with its animation:
Right off the bat, the Japanese monster or yokai theme of the series stands predominant. You can see yokai like kappa, tengu, oni, and others in the teaser.
As the plot progresses, the Tengu identifies himself as the protector of the land and stands against an Oni, a monster who seems to be the antagonistic force in the animation.
The tengu summons someone he addresses as ‘her.’ This might be the protagonist of the film, Onari, a free-spirited monster who has yet to discover her unique powers.
Daisuke Tsutsumi, the art director of many Disney and Pixar works, is the project’s creator and showrunner. Mari Okada, the scriptwriter of works like A Whisker Away, Her Blue Sky, and many such incredible works, is also involved in the series. There’s no doubt that Oni is here to grab your attention and never let go.
The teaser for Oni: Thunder God’s Tale has a unique animation style that made me fall in love with it at first sight, and I can’t wait to see how the Tonko House plays with Japanese folklore to give them a new finish.
About Oni: Thunder God’s Tale
Oni: Thunder God’s Tale is an animated series from Tonko House, an independent California-based animation studio. Daisuke Tsutsumi is the creator and showrunner of the project.
The series features a world where Japanese yokai coexist. One day they face a threat from a certain type of monster called Oni. It’s time for our protagonist, Onari, to shine. She is a free-spirited daughter of a yokai who is yet to discover her powers.
Source: Netflix YouTube Channel