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Malevolent Spirits: Mononogatari Anime Drops in January

Malevolent Spirits: Mononogatari Anime Drops in JanuaryMalevolent Spirits: Mononogatari, the anime adaptation of the manga by Onigunso, will hit the airwaves and internets in January 2023.

That’s the word from Shonen Jump.

Also revealed: a teaser showing off the series’ various characters.

Here’s a list of the cast members announced so far:

Takeo Otsuka as Hyoma Kunato
Yuki Takada as Botan Nagatsuki
Chikahiro Kobayashi as Nagi
Reina Ueda as Yu
Aimi Tanaka as Kagami
Yoshiki Nakajima as Suzuri
Miyuki Sawashiro as Haori

And here’s the crew!

Director: Ryuichi Kimura (Kemono Friends 2)
Studio: BN Pictures
Scripts: Keiichiro Ochi (The Quintessential Quintuplets)
Character designer: Shiori Fujisawa
Music: John Kanda, XELIK

Seven Seas releases the original Malevolent Spirits: Mononogatari manga in English (the first volume is due in January), and here’s how they describe it:

When spirits cross over into the human world, they can possess old objects and gain a physical form: a tsukumogami. Tsukumogami can be gentle, violent, or somewhere in-between, so the Saenome clan peacefully helps send them back to the spirit world to avoid destruction.

Kunato Hyouma is a member of the clan, but is…less than peaceful, since he holds a grudge from when a tsukumogami robbed him of something important. Afraid that Hyouma’s brash anger in dealing with these spirits will lead to supernatural catastrophes, Hyouma’s grandfather sends him to live in Kyoto with Nagatsuki Botan, an unusual young woman who actually lives with tsukumogami like family! Can Hyouma learn to control his emotions when dealing with tsukumogami, or is his own spirit doomed to be possessed with rage forever?

Source: ANN

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.