Follow TV Tropes


Trivia / Onmyōji

Go To

Video game:

  • All-Star Cast: This game is chock-full of big-name anime voice actors. Noriaki Sugiyama, Miyuki Sawashiro, Takehito Koyasu and Rie Kugimiya, to name a few. Same goes for the English Kessen! dub cast with talents like Crispin Freeman and Liam O'Brien. Averted with the Chinese Kessen! dub cast.
  • The Anime of the Game: They created a 2D anime-style PV featuring Yaobikuni and an all-CGI short created for the game's 1-year anniversary, now used for the game's opening sequence when you first start the game.. A 12-episode anime special in the format of web anime titled Heian Monogatari is going to be aired in Chinese video hosting site Bilibili starting from April 21 2018, with a second season incoming.
    • There's also the Onmyoji Kindergarten series, A Useless Onmyoji Family, and an unnamed donghua based on the Ooeyama taiji.
  • Advertisement:
  • Banned in China: The game is banned in India, along with many other Chinese apps and games, due to a real life border conflict between the two countries in 2020.
  • Dummied Out:
    • Hakuzōsu's default skin was illustrated two years prior to his release and was included with the launch build. For the longest time, the developers were uncertain that he could be made into a playable unit, so they didn't bother implementing the skin into the game and an Awakened form to accompany it.
    • Data from the Miketsu, Tamamo, and Yuki frogs could be found in the game's files long before they finally made them into actually playable shikigami.
  • Name's the Same: Kagura has the same name, same fighting style and even the same voice actress as another Kagura
  • No Dub for You: The original game doesn't have foreign language voice tracks, while the MOBA game does.
  • No Export for You: Of the four crossover events, only the first one for Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan has not happened in the English version of the game yet, due to licensing issues.
    • Despite, or possible because of it being one of the most popular manga ever released in the west, the 5th event, for Bleach, also seems to not be happening either. Incidentally, Bleach and Nura are both distributed by Viz Media, thus making future crossovers with other intellectual properties under their license unlikely.
  • The Other Darrin: In the musical adaptations. All characters that appeared in the first musical (Seimei, Ibaraki-dōji and Shuten-dōji) are recast in the second one.
    • Mariya Ise replaces Mitsuki Saiga as SP Onikiri after the latter got involved in politics on Twitter. This marks the first time a playable character had been recast, their original actor differences from the "main" version notwithstanding.
    • Tamamo-no-Mae is now voiced by Chifuyu and his fourth skin in SP form is voiced by Shin-ichiro Miki
    • Komatsumaru is now voiced by Miyuri Shimabukuro.
  • Playing Against Type: Perhaps surprisingly, the hero Seimei. Voicing characters who have exactly zero Tsundere, immature or eccentric tendencies isn't Noriaki Sugiyama's forte.
  • Relationship Voice Actor:
    • Notoriously, the Gintama fandom has a field day with this – the Underworld is populated by Gintama voices. Ask any one of them and they'll bring up the ever-hilarious Kuromujō and Shiromujō, who in Gintama have a close Bash Brothers and Vitriolic Best Buds relationship as Shinsengumi members Hijikata and Okita. Other than that, their apprentices Kurodōji and Shirodōji are also pointed out to be Gintoki and Kintoki (who are enemies), and they're commanded by Hangan, who is Katsura, the number-1 enemy of the Shinsengumi.
    • Since 2020, Yorimitsu and the original Onigiri are also Onimaru and Mikazuki respectively, two swords belonging to the legendary tenka goken.
  • Role-Ending Misdemeanor: Mitsuki Saiga and Romi Park were fired from the game for supporting political movements on Twitter; the former's role is since taken by Mariya Ise and the latter's by Chifuyu and Shin-ichiro Miki.
  • Talking to Himself: Plot-wise, any and all conversations between Seimei and Kuro Seimei. As are those between Kagura and Mōba.
    • Some voice actors voice more than one roles in this game, and having two or more characters voiced by the same seiyū fight each other results in this. Having the same character on both sides results in literal Talking to Himself.
    • Menreiki who literally talks to herself in the story when Seimei temporarily splits her Jekyll & Hyde personalities.
  • Trolling Creator: If anything, NetEase also got on the April Fools' Day 2018 bandwagon with numerous jokes, including promising the release of a Romance Game spin-off. One of them turns out to be serious: they did lower the SSR rate the next day.
  • Uncredited Role: Noriaki Sugiyama as Kuro Seimei; Seimei's Chinese and English VA/Chinese and English system voice in Kessen!; the PV narrators; the voice talents for Kuzunoha, Tadayoshi, Ame-onna's husband, Yamata-no-orochi's snake form, and various minor characters.
  • Voiced Differently in the Dub: In the dubs of the MOBA game, several deep-voiced male characters (Kurodōji, Shirodōji, Kubinashi) are dubbed by female actresses.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Earlier concepts for Tamamo-no-Mae's playable unit included a Stance System, where he would transform mid-battle through the use of certain skills, and an idea also existed where he could be a purely Control-based unit. Both of these ideas either clashed with the core of his design, or proved too complicated to implement, so the developers went with what we have now. The stance system was latter used for Takiyasha-hime.
    • Menreiki was supposed to be able to wield all seven of her masks in combat, though the developers scaled that down to three, since as she is right now, Menreiki is already notoriously Difficult, but Awesome, coding for that many more variables in a battle on a single unit would make her far too complex.
    • The original idea for Higanbana's flower fields was an entire segment of the Sanzu river running across her enemy's side. Naturally, this proved to be a gigantic resource drain, considering the fact that Onmyōji is a mobile game first and foremost, and the river part was scrapped.
  • The Wiki Rule: Can be found here.
  • You Might Remember Me from...: NetEase is now more known as the creator of Identity V; it's easy to forget this game was their first really big success.