This mystical saga of kingdoms and magic ruled the Japanese box office upon its release, becoming the nation's most popular film in 2001. The emperor (Ittoku Kishibe) and his newborn son have been cursed. Suspicion turns to the Onmyoji, a group of men with supernatural powers whose duty has long been to protect the kingdom. One of the Onmyoji, Minamoto no Hiromaki (Hideaki Ito) teams with a master sorcerer, Seimei (Mansei Nomura, whose character is based on an actual Japanese historical figure), to unravel the mystery. One of the Onmyoji has betrayed the emperor and has begun conspiring against him. This begins a conflict that sends the whole kingdom to the brink of destruction, as it stands on the verge of being overrun by demons.
Specs & Requirements
Theatrical Release Date 10/6/2001
Screen Format 16:9
Languages English, Japanese