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Mononogatari Debuts January 2023, Releases New Character PV Trailer

A new character PV trailer has been released for the upcoming Supernatural animated Malevolent Spirits: Mononogatari. The production team of the series also revealed that the TV anime will air in January 2023.

The anime’s production team includes Ryuichi Kimura (Planet Aikatsu! general manager) as director, Takahiro Okawa (Planet Aikatsu! animation storyboarder) as an assistant director, Keiichiro Oochi (The demon girl next door Season 2) as the series writer, Shiori Fujisawa (Planet Aikatsu! design work) as the main character designer, and Yuuka Shiga (Cestvs: The Roman Fighter 2D character co-designer) as a sub-character designer.

Other staff include Satoko Kimura (Tales of Crestoria: Toga Waga wo Shoite Kare wa Tatsu) as a color creator, Youichi Oogami (Hula Fulla Dance, Planet Aikatsu! animation cinematographer) as cinematographer, and John Kanda and XELIK as music composers. Pictures of BN is in charge of producing the animation.

The main voice is made up of Takeo Ootsuka as the protagonist Hyouma Kunato, Yuuki Takada like Botan Nagatsuki, Chikahiro Kobayashi like Nagi, Queen Ueda like Yuu, Aimi Tanaka like Kagami, Yoshiki Nakajima like Suzuki, and Miyuki Sawashiro like haori.

OnigunsouShueisha’s original manga series was first released in Shueisha’s seinen manga magazine Miracle Jump on April 15, 2014 and is published under the Young Jump Comics label. It was later transferred to Ultra Jump magazine on January 19, 2016, and has released 14 tankoubon volumes in total as of May 2022.

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Seven Seas Entertainment publishes the manga in English for North America. He describes the synopsis as follows:

When spirits enter the human world, they can possess old objects and acquire a physical form: a tsukumogami. The Tsukumogami can be gentle, violent, or somewhere in between, so the Saenome Clan peacefully helps them return them to the Spirit World to avoid destruction.

Kunato Hyouma is a member of the clan, but he is… far from peaceful, since he resents him since a tsukumogami stole something important from him. Fearing that Hyouma’s impetuous anger at these spirits will lead to supernatural disasters, Hyouma’s grandfather sends him to live in Kyoto with Nagatsuki Botan, an unusual young woman who actually lives with the tsukumogami as family! Can Hyouma learn to control his emotions in the face of the tsukumogami, or is his own mind doomed to be possessed by rage forever?

Source: Malevolent Spirits: Mononogatari Official Twitter