The winter 2017 anime series Onihei has come and gone in regards to its streaming but it’s getting a new lease on life. The show was one that we had on Amazon Prime/Anime Strike a few years back but now the folks at RetroCrushhave picked it up, giving it a new audience to engage with. The complete series and the OVA episodes are available here and here respectively.
The series is directed by Shigeyuki Miya, who also did the character designs, and it was animated at Studio M2. TMS Entertainment is producing the project.
The Japanese cast includes Kenyuu Horiuchi as Nobutame Hasegawa (Onihei), Romi Park as Omasa and Daisuke Namikawa as Tatsuzou.
Plot concept: It’s the latter half of the Edo period when cruel thieves feared Heizo Hasegawa, known as “Heizo the Oni”. He is the head of Arson Theft Control.He never tolerates injustice and punishes criminals who violate the three articles of a thief. Surrounded by quirky characters, Heizo rids the injustice that infests the city of Edo.