Mononoke Anime Film To Get Manga Adaptation


The official X (formerly Twitter) account of Shonen Sirius announced that the upcoming Mononoke anime film, titled Mononoke: Karakasa, is set to receive a manga adaptation.

The manga adaptation will be illustrated by Kitsuneko Nagata, who served as the character designer of the film, and will start serialization on Comic DAYS from May 26, 2024.

Mononoke: Karakasa anime film will release on July 26, 2024, with Hiroshi Kamiya performing the role of the Medicine Seller.

Twin Engine is in charge of the movie’s production, with Kenji Nakamura serving as the director. 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: Twitter

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