Mononoke: Anime project announced

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As now been officially announced, the horror/mystery anime “Mononoke” will receive an anime film next year, 15 years after its first broadcast. In keeping with the announcement, details, a visual and trailer were revealed.

Mononoke Anime Project

Accordingly, the anime film is to be created in the studio Twin Engine, where Kenji Nakamura is allowed to slip back into the role of the director. Also, with the voice actor Takahiro Sakurai, the well-known voice of the protagonist could be won for the project. Fans of the original can actively support the production through a crowdfunding campaign scheduled to begin on June 24, 2022. While international fans have to resort to Kickstarter, Japanese citizens can help out on upgoe.

Mononoke Anime Visual

Mononoke Anime Visual
Mononoke © Twin Engine

In the next 15 days, several visuals will be released, which will come from different illustrators. The start is due to Yaeko Ninagawa, who has drawn the manga adaptation of the original anime “Momonoke” in the past.

As mentioned earlier, “Mononoke” is an original anime that originally aired in Japan in 2007 and concluded with 12 episodes. Toei Animation was responsible for the production, where the aforementioned Kenji Nakamura directed. The screenplay was written by Michiko Yokote and Ikuko Takahashi.

In 2007 and 2008, the manga adaptation of the same name was launched, which was serialized in Square Enix’s “Young Gangan” magazine. In total, the manga has 2 editions.

Mononoke Anime Trailer

Mononoke: Action

In feudal Japan, evil spirits known as Mononoke plague the country, leaving a trail of fear. However, a mysterious person has the power to kill the Mononoke: he is known as a medicine salesman and defeats the spirits with the power of his exorcism sword. To draw his sword, he must understand the form, truth, and reason of mononoke. Armed with a sharp mind, the medicine salesman wanders from place to place to destroy the evil spirits.

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