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The "Medicine Seller" is a deadly and mysterious master of the occult who travels across feudal Japan in search of malevolent spirits called "mononoke" to slay. When he locates one of these spirits, he cannot simply kill it; he must first learn its Form, its Truth, and its Reason in order to wield the mighty Exorcism Sword and fight against it. He must begin his strange exorcisms with intense psychological analysis and careful investigative work—an extremely dangerous step, as he must first confront and learn about the mononoke before he even has the means to defeat it. The Medicine Seller's journey leads him to an old-fashioned inn where Shino, a pregnant woman, has finally found a place to rest. The owner has reluctantly placed her in the last vacant room; however, as she settles in, it quickly becomes clear that the room is infested by a lethal band of mononoke, the Zashiki Warashi. With his hunter's intuition, the Medicine Seller begins his investigation to discover the Form, the Truth, and the Reason before the Zashiki Warashi can kill again.

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English: Mononoke
Japanese: モノノ怪
Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 13, 2007 to Sep 28, 2007
Premiered: Summer 2007
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Fuji TV
Licensors: Flatiron Film Company
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Original
Genres: Mystery, Historical, Horror, Demons, Psychological, Supernatural, Fantasy, Seinen
Duration: 22 min per ep
Rating: R – 17+ (violence & profanity)
Resolution: 720p
Type: BD, Eng Sub


Hiroaki Shibata – Producer
Kenji Nakamura – Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Hidehito Ueda – Episode Director, Storyboard
Ikuko Takahashi – Script
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Theme Songs

OP1: “Kagen no Tsuki” by Ryouta Komatsu and Charlie Kosei
ED1: “Natsu no Hana” by JUJU

Episode List

01: Zashikiwarashi: Part 1
02: Zashikiwarashi: Part 2
03: Sea Bishop: Part 1
04: Sea Bishop: Part 2
05: Sea Bishop: Finale
06: Faceless Monster: Part 1
07: Faceless Monster: Part 2
08: Japanese Chimera: Part 1
09: Japanese Chimera: Part 2
10: Goblin Cat: Part 1
11: Goblin Cat: Part 2
12: Goblin Cat: Finale


A visually stunning series that deals with Japanese aberrations as extended metaphors of people’s emotions and denials of such emotions.


Exceptional art direction/design accentuate the emotions and struggles of its characters Consistently tells evocative and emotive stories..


A visually stunning horror series that covers many interesting themes leaving you both creeped out and emotional after every arc.


If Mushi-shi was instead artsy and eerie. Deliciously unique in style. Must have a taste for a slow pace.


Gold is old but this is diamond.The art may seem off putting to some people but I think that the art style was suited to its narrative.


This was definitely interesting


More than just being an pretty artistic experiment, Mononoke uses the supernatural to explore folklore-esque tales with a feminist edge.