Studio Colorido’s Anime Film ‘My Oni Girl’ Drops In May 2024

Japanese animation company ‘Studio Colorido’ is all set to mark the debut of its fourth feature-length film. My Oni Girl is an anime fantasy film that follows the story of two youngsters. Hiiragi is a loner who attempts to please everyone and become likable, whereas Tsumugi is a demon who is on a quest of her own. They cross paths with each other and develop a deeper bond.

Netflix has partnered with many great animation studios to bring more content to its plate. Studio Colorido produces the film as the second part of a three-film deal signed with the OTT giant. Its highly anticipated movie, My Oni Girl, will be filled with mystery, adventure, and romance. This movie is directed by Tomotaka Shibayama, who also co-directed ‘A Whisker Away,’ and is set to intrigue the viewers. Nonetheless, it will not only fascinate the Japanese audience, but its global release will mark its success in the hearts and minds of people around the world. To learn more about My Oni Girl’s release date, plot, cast, and trailer, keep reading.

What is the plot of My Oni Girl?

The upcoming coming-of-age movie will follow a lonely high school student, Hiiragi Yatsuse. Joining him in the drama will be Tsumugi, who is an oni, which means a demon. Due to his desperate need to be liked and make friends, Hiiragi is someone who can never say no to anyone for anything.

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The official synopsis for My Oni Girl is:

My Oni Girl tells the story of Hiiragi Yatsuse, a first-year high school student who struggles to make friends despite his efforts to please others. His life takes an unexpected turn when one summer day, he meets Tsumugi, an oni (demon) girl on a quest to find her mother in the human world. Snow mysteriously begins to fall… and their adventure begins.

Who are the cast and team behind My Oni Girl?

Kensho Ono, famous for the Japanese dub of Harry Potter and Spider-Man (Miles Morales), will voice Hiiragi. He is expected to bring out the stifling loneliness and emotions of the character. Meanwhile, Miyu Tomita will lend her voice to Tsumugi, the bubbly and carefree female oni. Destiny will help the characters meet and change their lives forever. Hiiragi will hopefully stop being such a people-pleaser, whereas Tsumugi will get some normalcy in her life.

My Oni Girl is directed by Tomotaka Shibayama and written by Yuko Kakihara. The famous Studio Colorido produced the film, with character designs by Masafumi Yokota. Furthermore, Mina Kubota composed the score.

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Is there a trailer for My Oni Girl?

Netflix dropped the official teaser for the anime fantasy film on March 16, 2024. The clip, spanning less than a minute, introduces fans to the beautiful world that awaits them. Notably, the audience response to that glimpse was amazing, and they expressed how difficult it is for them to control their excitement. 

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What is the release date of My Oni Girl?

As per the streaming giant’s official announcement, My Oni Girl will debut on Netflix on May 24, 2024. The feature-length film is the fourth film under the production banner of Studio Colorido. Their first movie, Penguin Highway (2018), was an adaptation of the sci-fi novel of the same name. Then, they dropped the romantic fantasy film ‘A Whisker Away’ in 2020. Netflix inked a deal with the studio in 2022, with ‘Drifting Home’ being the first part of a three-film deal and My Oni Girl being the second. 

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