It seems the rumors were right, Mononoke Fans! Over the past few months, the fanbase has started buzzing as rumors began to spread that Mononoke was planning to launch an anime comeback. Now, an official report on the series has surfaced, and it turns out Mononoke plans to return in 2023 with a brand new project.
According to a recent livestream by Mononoke, the franchise plans to launch a new film in 2023. The film will be a brand new work with Kenji Nakamura returning to direct. Twin Engine will handle the production of the anime, and Takahiro Sakurai has confirmed their return as the anime’s drug seller.
This movie isn’t the only new project in the works for Mononoke. A stage play is also in development for the series. Another artistic project is also in preparation for Mononoke to celebrate his birthday. A series of 12 artists were recruited to ink illustrations inspired by Mononoke in honor of her birthday, and fans can’t wait to see which creators join in the celebration.
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Now for those who don’t know Mononokethe series began under Toei Animation as a spin-off of Ayakashi: Samurai Horror Tales. The anime follows an unnamed drug salesman who travels through faraway Japan and encounters all kinds of supernatural creatures. After ending in 2007, Mononoke continued with a manga whose last content was released in 2014. So if you want to know more about the hit series, you can read its official synopsis below:
“In feudal Japan, evil spirits known as mononoke plague the countryside, leaving a trail of fear in their wake. as a medicine vendor and he vanquishes the spirits. using the power of his exorcism sword. In order to draw his sword, he must understand the form, truth and reason of the mononoke. Armed with a sharp mind, the vendor medicine wanders from place to place, laying down evil spirits in its wake.”
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