Netflix’s “Ōoku: The Inner Chambers” Anime Unveils Visual and Trailer, Set to Stream Worldwide on June 29

In exciting news for anime fans, the highly anticipated Netflix series “Ōoku: The Inner Chambers” is set to start streaming worldwide on Thursday, June 29, 2023. Adapted from Fumi Yoshinaga’s original manga of the same name, this anime promises to captivate audiences with its unique storyline set in the magnificent city of Edo.

The tale takes place in a world where gender roles have been reversed, leading to a whirlwind of emotions and societal shifts. Published by Hakusensha/Melody, Fumi Yoshinaga’s “Ōoku: The Inner Chambers” has finally received its first anime adaptation, and fans couldn’t be more thrilled.

Ōoku: The Inner Chambers Anime Trailer

Noriyuki Abe, known for his exceptional directorial work, helms the series, while Rika Takasugi takes charge of the series composition and screenplay. Yoko Sato, a talented character designer, brings the vibrant cast to life, and Kenji Kawai’s music sets the tone for each scene.

The animation production is handled by the renowned Studio Deen, known for its high-quality work in the industry. It is developed and produced by the streaming giant, Netflix.

The star-studded cast includes Mamoru Miyano as Madenokoji Arikoto, Eriko Matsui as Tokugawa Iemitsu, Yuki Kaji as Gyokuei, Kikuko Inoue as Lady Kasuga, Jun Fukuyama as Sutezo, Tomokazu Seki as Mizuno Yunoshin, Miyuki Satou as O-Nobu, Sanae Kobayashi as Tokugawa Yoshimune, and Hitoshi Kubota as the narrator.

The story revolves around a mysterious plague that devastates the male population, leading to women assuming central roles of authority in Edo society. Curious about the practice of women taking on male names when succeeding the family line, Yoshimune, the eighth shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate, delves into the archives of Ōoku, specifically “The Chronicle of the Dying Day,” dating back to the era of the third Tokugawa shogun, Iemitsu.

As she immerses herself in the records, Yoshimune uncovers the hidden history of the inner chambers, unearthing secrets and revelations.

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Ōoku: The Inner Chambers Anime Key Visual

Fumi Yoshinaga’s “Ōoku: The Inner Chambers” manga, serialized in Hakusensha’s Melody from June 2004 to December 2020, garnered a dedicated following over its 19 tankōbon volumes. The North American rights to the manga are held by Viz Media, further solidifying its international appeal.

The popular manga has previously been adapted into two live-action films in 2010 and 2012, as well as a 10-episode Japanese television drama series in 2012. Another television drama series premiered in January 2023, further amplifying the series’ widespread popularity.

Now, with the highly anticipated anime adaptation produced by Studio Deen, fans around the globe eagerly await the premiere on Netflix on June 29, 2023.

Don’t miss the chance to immerse yourself in the captivating world of “Ōoku: The Inner Chambers” as it brings Fumi Yoshinaga’s remarkable vision to life on your screens.

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