Netflix unveils the cast and teaser for Tonko House’s “ONI: Thunder God’s Tale”
This morning, fans of Netflix’s handcrafted animated projects were treated to the first trailer for ONI: Tale of the God of Thunder as well as revealing the stellar voice cast of the Tonko House project. Conceived in stop-motion-style CGI, the four-episode event series hails from creator and showrunner Dice Tsutsumi (The keeper of the dam).
“The story of a brave girl caught between two divided worlds is, at its core, not just a very personal story for me, but one that became personal for everyone involved, including our absolute dream cast” , shared Tsutsumi. “Each of these incredible talents on our dream list was embraced with such passion and empathy for the story, and collaborating with them was equally humbling and inspiring. They brought soul to our characters and performances. unequaled to our animators.
Casting features that were just announced Momona Tamada (The Babysitters Club), Archie Yates (JoJo Rabbit), Craig Robinson (The Office, The Cleveland Show), recipient of the Order of Canada Cardinal Tantou (black stone, Wendell and savage), Brittany Ishibashi (Fugues, Above the Moon), Omar Miller (Ballers, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Anna Akana (Jupiter’s Legacy, Amphibia), Charlet Takahashi Chung (Fast and furious spy racers, Rugrats), Miyuki Sawashiro (Demon slayer, fruit basket), Yuki Matsuzaki (Othello-san, Rabbit Samurai: The Usagi Chronicles), Seth Carr (The Mysteriouos Benedict Society), Robert Kondo and George Takei.
Tsutsumi serves as executive producer alongside Robert Kondo (The keeper of the dam) and Megan Bartel with Sara K. Sampson as producer. Mari Okada is the screenwriter of the series.
Synopsis: In a world filled with bizarre gods and monsters from Japanese mythology, one of the creature’s free-spirited daughters, Onari, is determined to follow in the footsteps of lore’s mighty heroes, but her unique powers don’t hold back. have not yet been revealed. Does she have what it takes to fight to protect her peaceful village from the encroaching threat of the mysterious enemies of the gods, the “Oni”?
A release date for ONI is to be announced, so stay tuned!