International Title:
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Japanese Title:
Yin-Yang Master
US Title:
Onmyoji
Alternate Title:
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Production: Toho / Kadokawa / TBS / Dentsu
Distributor: Toho
Japan Release Date Japan Running Time
2001 116 Minutes
 
US Distributor: Pioneer
US Release Date US Running Time
2003 116 Minutes

Staff
Directed by Yojiro Takita
Writing credits Yasushi Fukuda, Baku Yamakura, Itaru Era
Produced by Tetsuji Hayashi, Kazuya Hamana, Nobuyuki Tohya, Wataru Tanaka, Yutaka Okawa, Takashi Hirano, Yoshinari Shimatani
Music by Shigeru Umebayashi
Cinematography by Naoki Kayano
Editing by Isao Tomita
Director of Special Effects Katsuro Onoue
Cast
Seimei Mansai Nomura
Hiromasa Hideaki Ito
Doson Hiroyuki Sanada
Mitsumushi Eriko Imai
Lady Aone Kyoko Koizumi
Sukehime Ayako, Lady of the Full Moon Yui Natsukawa
Deceased Women Mai Hosho
Fujiwara no Kaneie Kenichi Ishii
Fujiwara no Morosuke Kenichi Yajima
Minamoto no Tadamasa Yukijiro Hotaru
Head of Onmyoji Kenjiro Ishimaru
Toko Sachiko Kokubu
Onono Kiyomaro Shiro Shimomoto
Tachibana no Ukon, Ministry of Guards Kenji Yamaki
Ayako Hitomi Tachihara
Sawara Shinno, Deceased Prince Masato Hagiwara
Fujiwara no Motokata Akira Emoto
Mikado Ittoku Kishibe
Kanmu, Emperor Hoka Kinoshita
Monster Appearances Aliens, SDF, Misc
Doson's Familiar, Merman, Sawara's Followers Demons, Seimei, Doson, Mitsumushi, Namanari, Lady Aone, Sawara
Stock Footage Other Points of Interest
None Box Office, Cut Scenes, Soundtrack

Box Office
Release Date: October 6th, 2001 (Japan)
Budget: $7,000,000 (Rough Figure)
Total: ¥3,010,000,000 / $28,400,000 (Japan, Rough Figure)

Release Date: April 25th, 2003 (US)
Opening Weekend: $6,258 (US, 2 Theaters)
Total: $16,234 (US)

DVDs
Region 1 Onmyoji Pioneer (2003) Order
Region 1 Onmyoji Special Edition Pioneer (2003) Order
Region 2 Yin-Yang Master Toho (2002)

Cut Scenes

Doson Contemplates His Next Move

Doson Contemplates His Next Move

After his recent plan failed at the hands of Seimei, Doson returns to his shrine to plan his next move against the Mikado's regime. Doson sits quietly in the dark with his familiar, contemplating his next means of attack, while petting the small bird.

Background:
A moment that shows an unseen softer side of the film's antagonist: Doson. It helps relate Doson's remorse later in the movie when the creature dies, helping to show that there was a strong connection there. In the final cut, Doson's affection is seen more as a hidden trait that only comes out as the bird sacrifices its own life to save its master.

 
Lady Aone's Escorts

Lady Aone's Escorts

After Doson's failed attempt to kill Lady Aone, the injured Aone is escorted out of the city at night by Seimei, Hiromasa and Mitsumushi to Sawara's shrine.

Background:
A short scene that, in context, would have hurt the pacing. The transition from the capital, where Aone is injured during the day, to Sawara's shrine at night is sufficent as it appears in the final cut. The viewer can gather that party made their way to the shrine without actually being shown this event taking place.