Malevolent Spirits: Mononogatari anime trailer PV released, cast and staff revealed

Malevolent Spirits: Mononogatari visuals
Hyoma and Botan from Malevolent Spirits: Mononogatari anime. Pic credit: Studio BN Pictures

A TV anime adaptation of the supernatural manga Malevolent Spirits: Mononogatari was announced back in November 2021. Now, a trailer PV for the anime has been released by Studio BN Pictures along with a key visual and information about the cast and staff.

The Malevolent Spirits: Mononogatari release date is yet to be announced.

Takeo Otsuka, who plays Kakeru Kurahara in Run with the Wind, will play the lead character Hyoma Kunato. Yuki Takada, who plays Aoba Suzukaze in New Game!, will play Botan Nagatsuki.

Here is the Malevolent Spirits: Mononogatari trailer PV released by the production team:

Studio staff for the Malevolent Spirits: Mononogatari anime

The anime will be directed by Ryuichi Kimura, best known for Aikatsu! series, at Bandai Namco Pictures with Takahiro Okawa as the assistant director. Keiichiro Ochi is in charge of the series composition, with Shiori Fujisawa designing the characters.

Other crew includes:

  • Sub Character Design – Yuka Shiga
  • Prop/Action Design – Satomi Watabe, Tetsuro Nireki, Jyushi Ohgi
  • Color Design – Satoko Kimura
  • Director of Photography – Yoichi Ogami
  • Editing – Kazuhiro Nii
  • Sound Director – Hiromi Kikuta
  • Music – John Kanda, XELIK

Here is the key visual released by the production team illustrating the main characters Hyoma Kunato and Botan Nagatsuki:

Key visual from Malevolent Spirits: Mononogatari
Hyoma and Botan from Malevolent Spirits: Mononogatari. Pic credit: BN Pictures

The Malevolent Spirits: Mononogatari manga’s story

Malevolent Spirits: Mononogatari is a supernatural manga written and illustrated by Onigunsou. The manga was first serialized in Shueisha’s Miracle Jump magazine in April 2014 but was later transferred to Ultra Jump in January 2016.

Shueisha has compiled the manga into 13 tankōbon volumes, with the 14th volume all set to release on May 18, 2022. Seven Seas Entertainment has licensed the series for the English release in January 2023.

Seven Seas 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?

You can find more information regarding the series on the newly launched official website for the Malevolent Spirits: Mononogatari anime.

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