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Supernatural manga 'Malevolent Spirits: Mononogatari' announces TV anime adaptation

The teaser introduces leading characters Hyoma Kunato (CV: Takeo Ōtsuka) and Botan Nagatsuki (CV: Yūki Takada).

By: Nicole S. Castro on May 17, 2022 at 23:29 PHT

Official accounts have released teaser materials for a TV anime adaptation of Onigunsou's supernatural manga Malevolent Spirits: Mononogatari.

The anime will be produced by BN Pictures and directed by Ryuichi Kimura. No specific airing date has been announced as of writing.

The supernatural story focuses on spirits who cross over to the human world and take on physical form as old objects called tsukumogami.

Protagonist Hyoma Kunato (CV: Takeo Ōtsuka) holds a grudge against the tsukumogami because one of them stole something important to him. But his grandfather sends him to live in Kyoto with Botan Nagatsuki (CV: Yūki Takada), a young woman who lives with tsukumogami, so that Hyoma can learn to understand them better.

Malevolent Spirits: Mononogatari (Japanese: もののがたり) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Onigunsou. It was first serialized in Shueisha's seinen manga magazine Miracle Jump from April 2014 to December 2015 and was later transferred to Ultra Jump in January 2016. The manga is licensed in North America by Seven Seas Entertainment.


  • Original work: Onigunsou's "Malevolent Spirits: Mononogatari" (serialized in Shueisha's Ultra Jump)

  • Director: Ryuichi Kimura

  • Series composition: Keiichirō Ōchi

  • Assistant director: Takahiro Okawa

  • Main character design: Shiori Fujisawa

  • Sub-character design: Yuka Shiga

  • Props/Action design: Satomi Watanabe, Tetsuro Nireki, Jushi Ogi

  • Color design: Satoko Kimura

  • Cinematographer: Yoichi Ogami

  • Editor: Kazuhiro Arai

  • Sound director: Hiromi Kikuta

  • Music: John Kanda, XELIK

  • Production: BN Pictures

  • Planning and production: Shogakukan Shueisha Productions

Source: Malevolent Spirits: Mononogatari official Twitter, official website




Nicole is based in the Philippines and works as a freelance Japanese Translator/Interpreter and copywriter (English). She is a JLPT N2 passer who watches anime to "study" for N1. She has a long career history on LinkedIn (with primary focus on media and translation), but her anime watchlist is much, much longer.


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