Japanese Mythology Never Looked This Cute– ‘ONI: Thunder God’s Tale’
by Tito W. James
ONI: Thunder God’s Tale is an animated feature film by Tonko House (The Dam Keeper). The story takes place in a world of oddball gods and monsters from Japanese mythology. We follow young Onari on her quest to become a legendary hero and protect her peaceful village from the mysterious Oni. The visual style of the film takes inspiration from stop-motion puppetry and is a wonderful respite from most plastic-looking CG features. Hopefully this will prove to be a stunning debut film for Tonko House.