Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine’s 49th issue this year announced that the premiere of Onigunsō’s Malevolent Spirits: Mononogatari tv anime will premiere in January.
Ryuichi Kimura (A Galaxy Next Door, Aikatsu) is directing the series at Bandai Namco Pictures. Keiichirō Ōchi (The Yakuza’s Guide to Babysitting, The Quintessential Quintuplets) is in charge of the series composition. Shiori Fujisawa is the character designer. John Kanda and XELIK are composing the music.
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The anime stars:
Takeo Ōtsuka (Noblesse’s Takeo) as Hyōma Kunato.
Yuki Takada (The World’s Finest Assassin’s Tart) as Botan Nagatsuki.
Chikahiro Kobayashi (Golden Kamuy’s Saichi Sugimoto) as Nagi.
Reina Ueda (Dr.Stone’s Ruri) as Yu.
Aimi Tanaka (Himōto! Umaru-chan’s Umaru Doma) as Kagami.
Toshiki Nakajima (Plunderer’s Licht Bach) as Suzuri.
Miyuki Sawashiro (Durarara’s Celty Sturluson) as Haori.
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Malevolent Spirits: Mononogatari is supernatural/action manga written and illustrated by Onigunsō that was first serialized in Shueisha’s seinen manga magazine Miracle Jump from April 15, 2014, until the magazine’s last issue released on December 15, 2015. It was then transferred to Ultra Jump on January 19, 2016. Shueisha has collected the manga chapters into tankobon which has fourteen volumes as of May 18, 2022. The first volume was released on March 19, 2015. Seven Seas Entertainment licensed the manga in North America.
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Seven Seas Entertainment describes the series as:
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?
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