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After fifteen years, the anime Mononoke will have a movie in 2023

During a special broadcast it was announced that the original anime Mononoke will have an animated film that will be released in 2023 in Japan. The press release noted that this is a completely new project, separate from the one issued in 2007, noting only that Kenji Nakamura (C: The Money of Soul and Possibility Control, Gatchaman Crowds) will return to direct this feature film, with the production of twin-engine.

The video also previews other projects to commemorate the anime’s 15th anniversary, such as a crowdfunding campaign and a stage play. The fundraising campaign will launch on June 24, while another project will see twelve artists each create a visual for the franchise. The first image is from Yaeko Ninagawawho drew the manga adaptation of the anime.


The original series was produced by the studios Toei Animationunder the direction of Kenji Nakamuracharacter designs Takashi Hashimoto and music composed by Yasuharu Takanashiwith twelve episodes and released in July 2007. A manga adaptation by the hand of Yaeko Ninagawa was published in the magazine Young Gangan from the publisher Square Enix between August 2007 and August 2008. It should be noted that the franchise is a spin-off of the anime Ayakashi: Japanese Classic Horror.

Synopsis for Mononoke

The “Medicine Vendors” is a deadly and mysterious master of the occult who travels feudal Japan in search of malevolent spirits called “mononoke” to kill. When he locates one of these spirits, he can’t just kill it; You must first learn his way, his truth, and his reason so that you can wield the mighty sword of exorcism and fight him. 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 has the means to defeat it.

The journey of Medicine Vendors takes him to an old inn where Shino, a pregnant woman, has finally found a place to rest. Her owner has reluctantly placed her in the last empty room; however, when she settles in, it quickly becomes apparent that the room is infested by a deadly gang of mononoke, the Zashiki Warashi. With his hunter’s intuition, the Medicine Seller begins his investigation to discover the Way, the Truth and the Reason before the Zashiki Warashi can kill again.

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