June is shaping to be an extraordinary month for anime enthusiasts, with Netflix offering various captivating shows. Among the highly anticipated upcoming animations for which fans should brace themselves is “Ōoku: The Inner Chambers.” This series, adapted from the acclaimed manga written and illustrated by Fumi Yoshinaga, promises to be an immersive experience like no other.
Behind the enchanting visuals and storytelling lies the talented team at Studio Deen, the same animation studio responsible for the final two seasons of “The Seven Deadly Sins.” Get ready to embark on a journey into the captivating world of “Ōoku: The Inner Chambers,” where political intrigue, power struggles, and complex relationships intertwine. Here is everything we know about the upcoming anime.
Ōoku: The Inner Chambers Season 1 Release Date: When Can we Expect It?
Animation fans will not wait long to binge on the upcoming show as Netflix already has a specific date for the series’ release. The show is set to premiere worldwide on June 29th. As the excitement builds, some details are still yet to be confirmed. While the exact number of episodes remains uncertain, we can expect “Ōoku” to consist of around six to eight episodes based on similar anime adaptations.
Furthermore, the release strategy for the series is currently unknown; whether Netflix will drop all episodes at once or release them individually is still under wraps. However, rest assured that updates regarding the episode count and release schedule will be provided by Netflix ahead of the show’s premiere.
Ōoku: The Inner Chambers Season 1 Plot: What’s it About?
The series unfolds in the backdrop of the Edo period in Japan (1603 to 1868). During this time, a mysterious and devastating illness known as Redface Pox emerges, primarily affecting the male population. Within eighty years from its initial outbreak, the number of men dwindles to only a quarter of the total female population.
As a result, societal roles undergo a significant shift, and women assume positions traditionally held by men, including that of the Shogun. The remaining men, valued for their ability to procreate, are carefully safeguarded, while the most exceptional are chosen to serve in the Shogun’s Inner Chambers.
Ōoku: The Inner Chambers Season 1 Cast: Who’s On Board?
Ōoku: The Inner Chambers boasts an impressive lineup of voice actors, each bringing their talent and charisma to the characters. Tomokazu Seki, known for his role in Fate/Stay, voices Yunoshin Mizuno, Sanae Kobayashi, recognized for her work in Elfen Lied, portrays Yoshimune Tokugawa. Mamoru Miyano was acclaimed for his performance in Death Note as Arikoto Madenokoji.
Jun Fukuyama, renowned for his role in Code Geass, voices Sutezou. Hitoshi Kubota (Ranking of Kings) serves as the Narrator. Kikuko Inoue takes on the role of Kasuga no Tsubone, Miyuki Satou voices Onobu, Eriko Matsui portrays Iemitsu Tokugawa, and Yuuki Kaji as Gyokuei.
Ōoku: The Inner Chambers Season 1 Trailer: When Will We See It?
The trailer for the series has already been released, and eager fans can glimpse it on either YouTube or Netflix. In this captivating trailer, viewers are transported into a world plagued by misfortune, witnessing the struggles and adversities faced by the town’s inhabitants.
It showcases the resilience and determination of the characters as they strive to rebuild their lives in the aftermath of these hardships. Mark your calendars for June 29th, the highly-anticipated debut of this remarkable series, as it unfolds its intricate tale of resilience, love, and hope.