The popular manga series Malevolent Spirits: Mononogatari has finally gotten an anime adaptation and the first look at the series is here. The announcement came on the official Monogatari anime’s website and the Twitter handle. A key visual along with cast details were also revealed. The manga series has been ongoing for a while and fans have been eagerly waiting for the anime adaptation that is right around the corner!
Malevolent Spirits: Mononogatari is written and illustrated by Onigunsou and began serialization in Shueisha’s Miracle Jump in 2014. Later in 2016, the series was transferred to Ultra Jump. The manga presently has 13 volumes and counting! The manga for the series is also alternatively titled ‘Mononogatari’.
The manga has a rating of 7.1/10 on My Anime List!
Malevolent Spirits: Mononogatari Trailer
What is Malevolent Spirits: Mononogatari About?
The world is filled with spirits that often cross into the human world. To survive, the spirits must gain a tangible form which also results in them having different personalities and natures. The spirits that fuse into objects to gain their form are called tsukumogami and can be anywhere from gentle and friendly to violent and hostile. The Saenome clan is entrusted with sending malevolent spirits back to their world and preventing harm from befalling the people and their lives.
One of the members of the Saenome Clan is young Kunato Hyouma who somehow does not see himself aligned with the ways of the clan. He holds a grudge against the tsukumogami for taking something dear away from him. Kunato’s grandfather believes that his anger and resentment towards the tsukumogami will lead to greater catastrophes that will endanger everyone.
He sends Kunato to the house of Nagatsuki Botan, a woman who stays with the tsukumogami as family. Kunato is put to work on his rage toward the tsukumogami and overcomes his own feelings to maintain the peace that his clan is trying to preserve.
The anime has also released a key visual along with a preview for the main characters! The opening and ending themes for the series have not been revealed yet. The official website of the anime as well as the Twitter handle made the announcement for the promo video drop earlier this month.
When Will Malevolent Spirits: Mononogatari Release?
The series announced an anime adaptation in November 2021. Malevolent Spirits: Mononogatari does not have an official release date yet but is expected to reveal more information in the upcoming months. There are 13 volumes of the manga that need to be adapted. If the anime is paced well, it could either have a single cour release with 12-14 episodes or extend it up to 22 to 25 episodes. Malevolent Spirits: Mononogatari could also have a split cour release.
Malevolent Spirits: Mononogatari could have an early 2023 release in the Winter 2023 or Spring 2023 anime calendar.
Where Can I Watch Malevolent Spirits: Mononogatari?
Malevolent Spirits: Mononogatari has not made any announcements about streaming services hosting the anime at the moment but it is very likely that Crunchyroll will pick up the series with its popularity. The details of a TV broadcast in Japan are usually made a month before the anime is expected to release and more details will be announced in the upcoming months.
Malevolent Spirits: Mononogatari Characters, Cast and Staff
The main characters for the series have revealed their character designs and voice actors! The present voice cast for the anime includes:
- Takeo Otsuka as Kunato Hyoma
- Yuki Takada as Botan Nagatsuki
BN Pictures is working on animating the series. Ryoichi Kimura is the director, Keiichiro Ochi is the series composer and Shiori Fujisawa is the character designer. XELIK and John Kanda are the music composers for the series.
FAQs – Malevolent Spirits: Mononogatari Edition
Q. What about the Malevolent Spirits: Mononogatari manga?
A. Malevolent Spirits: Mononogatari belongs to the action fantasy genre! The manga for the series has been ongoing since 2014 and currently has 13 published volumes. The manga was written and illustrated by Onigunsou. The English translation of the manga is licensed by Seven Seas Entertainment for distribution in North America. The digital and print copies of the manga are available for $13.99.
Q. What anime are similar to Malevolent Spirits: Mononogatari?
A. There are many anime series that belong to the action-fantasy genre. Most of the well-known shonen anime fall in this category. The trailer for the anime also feels similar to how Bleach structured its worldbuilding and its monsters called Hollows. In the recent releases, Jujutsu Kaisen specifically feels similar to this anime series. If you enjoy titles like Jujutsu Kaisen, Skeleton Knight in Another World, Overlord, That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime and are excited about titles like Spriggan, then you should definitely check out Malevolent Spirits: Mononogatari
Q. Will Malevolent Spirits: Mononogatari be released on Crunchyroll?
A. The anime adaptation has not made any announcements about its release on streaming platforms like Netflix, Hulu or Crunchyroll but it can easily be a part of the Crunchyroll lineup for its 2023 anime calendar. If Crunchyroll streams the anime then it is also likely to get an English Dub. Most English Dubs air a few months after the Japanese audio anime is released. In other cases, the English Dub begins much earlier and also operates on a weekly update.
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