The official website of the upcoming Mononoke anime film revealed its new release date on Aug 4, 2023. Fans can now look forward to catch the film in the Japanese theatres in Summer 2024.
Along with the update, there has also been a significant change in the cast, as Hiroshi Kamiya will now be lending his voice to the protagonist, Medicine Seller, replacing Takahiro Sakurai in the role.
A new trailer and key visual was revealed to commemorate the announcements.
The film was originally supposed to release in 2023.
Twin Engine is in charge of the movie’s production, with Kenji Nakamura returning to direct it. Kitsuneko Nagata will be in charge of character designing.
Other staff includes:
- Animation Character Designer, Chief Animation Director: Yuichi Takahashi
- Music: Taku Iwasaki
- Background Design: Yoichi Katohno
- Background Directors: Akira Kuramoto, Yoko Saito
- Color Design: Kunio Tsujita
- Visual Director: Yoichi Senzui
- 3D Director: Kenichi Shirai
- Editing: Shigeru Nishiyama
- Sound Director: Yukio Nagasaki
Mononoke is a spin-off of one of the episodes, Bakeneko, from the Ayakashi: Samurai Horror Tales TV anime. It began airing in the Noitamina block on Fuji TV in July 2007. It is a Japanese avant-garde anime television series produced by Toei Animation.
A manga adaptation of the original Bakeneko arc was published in Young Gangan between Aug 17, 2007 and Aug 1, 2008. The individual chapters were collected and released in two tankobon.
A second manga series by Tokuma Shoten started on Sep 25, 2013 in the Monthly Comic Zenon magazine. The manga came to an end in Nov 25, 2014, with its chapters collected into 2 tankobon volumes.
Source: Official Website