My Oni Girl

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My Oni Girl
English promotional poster
Japanese name
Kanji好きでも嫌いなあまのじゃく
Transcriptions
Revised HepburnSuki demo Kirai na Amanojaku
Directed byTomotaka Shibayama
Written by
  • Tomotaka Shibayama
  • Yuko Kakihara
Produced byKaren Imagawa
Starring
Edited byRyota Kinami
Music byMina Kubota
Production
companies
Distributed byNetflix
Release date
  • May 24, 2024 (2024-05-24)
Running time
112 minutes
CountryJapan
LanguageJapanese

My Oni Girl (Japanese: 好きでも嫌いなあまのじゃく, Hepburn: Suki demo Kirai na Amanojaku) is a 2024 anime fantasy film produced by Studio Colorido and Twin Engine. Directed by Tomotaka Shibayama, the film was released simultaneously in Japanese theaters and on Netflix globally on May 24, 2024.[1]

Premise[edit]

Yatsuse Hiiragi, a first-year high school student, is the type of person who cannot refuse requests because he wants to get along well with the people around him and not be disliked by them. However, nothing he does goes well and he has no one he can call a best friend. One summer day when it snows out of season, he meets Tsumugi, a demon girl who has come to the human world looking for her mother . Tsumugi, who has a personality opposite to Hiiragi and does not care about what others think of her, takes Hiiragi on her journey.

Voice cast[edit]

Character Japanese voice[1][2] English voice
Hiiragi Yatsuse Kensho Ono Michael Johnston
Tsumugi Miyu Tomita Victoria T. Washington
Ryūji Takahashi Shintarō Asanuma David Errigo Jr.
Mio Takahashi Aya Yamane Jeannie Tirado
Shimako Yamashita Tomoko Shiota Cindy Robinson
Naoya Yamashita Shirō Saitō Steve Kramer
Mikio Yatsuse Miou Tanaka Kiff VandenHeuvel
Mikuri Yatsuse Satsuki Yukino Kirsten Day
Yōichi Tanimoto Shōzō Sasaki Richard Tatum
Shion Noriko Hidaka Anne Yatco
Izuru Satoshi Mikami YongYea
Gozen Hisako Kyōda Nancy Linari
Kaede Yatsuse Mitsuho Kambe Kitana Turnbull

Production[edit]

The film was first teased in April 2022 with A Whisker Away co-director Tomotaka Shibayama as director, albeit the title was not yet unveiled.[3] It is part of a three-film exclusivity deal between Colorido and Netflix that started with Hiroyasu Ishida's Drifting Home that released in September 2022.[4]

In March 2024, the film's title and its casting of voice actors Kensho Ono and Miyu Tomita were revealed.[1] Yuko Kakihara is set to serve as the film's scriptwriter, with character designs by Masafumi Yokota and Mina Kubota composing the score.[2] The film's theme song is "Uso Janai", while the insert song is "Blues in the Closet", both performed by Zutomayo.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Dempsey, Liam (March 15, 2024). "Studio Colorido Announces Original Anime Film My Oni Girl for May 2024 Release". Crunchyroll. Retrieved March 15, 2024.
  2. ^ a b c Cayanan, Joanna (April 24, 2024). "My Oni Girl Anime Film's Trailer Reveals More Cast, Song Artists". Anime News Network. Retrieved April 24, 2024.
  3. ^ "Coming Soon: More Animated Films from Netflix and Japan's Studio Colorido". Netflix Media Center (Press release). April 26, 2022. Retrieved April 26, 2022.
  4. ^ Brzeski, Patrick (April 27, 2022). "Netflix Inks Three-Picture Deal With Japanese Anime Studio Colorido". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 27, 2022.

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