The official twitter account for Mononoke TV anime announced on Friday, May 13, 2022, that a special event will be launched to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the original series. The special event will commence on June 18 at at the Multi Theatre of Fuji TV headquarters in Odaiba, Tokyo.
A new key visual for the celebration was released with the announcement.
The Mononoke event will feature director Kenji Nakamura, “Medicine Seller” voice actor Takahiro Sakurai, and Fuji TV producer Koji Yamamoto along with Nippon Broadcasting Systems announcer Hisanori Yoshida.
The audience will be chosen by lottery from May 13 until 23:59 pm on May 20 on the official website opened to commemorate the 15th anniversary.
A voting campaign to vote for the best scenes has started on the official website. 30 people from among the participants, will be selected and presented with a 15th anniversary limited “famous scene day-turning desk calendar”.
Mononoke TV anime, a spin-off of the Ayakashi: Samurai Horror Tales TV anime, began airing in the Noitamina block on Fuji TV in July 2007 is a Japanese avant-garde anime television series produced by Toei Animation.
It is directed by Kenji Nakamura, written by Chiaki J. Konaka, Ikuko Takahashi, Michiko Yokote and Manabu Ishikawa. Takashi Hashimoto directed the animation and was the character designer, Takashi Kurahashi was the art director, its music was composed by Yasuharu Takanashi, and it was broadcast in Fuji Television’s block Noitamina between July 2007 and September 2007, lasting 12 episodes. Siren Visual licensed it for Australasian region.
A manga adaptation of the original Bakeneko arc was published in Young Gangan between August 17, 2007 and August 1, 2008. The individual chapters were collected and released in two tankōbon (collected volumes) by Square Enix on January 25, 2008, and September 25, 2008. A second manga series started to be published on September 25, 2013 by Tokuma Shoten on its magazine Monthly Comic Zenon. The last chapter of it was serialized in Monthly Comic Zenon on November 25, 2014. The series was released into two volumes on July 19, 2014, and December 20, 2014 respectively.
Toei Animation describes the series as such:
Mononoke is a spin-off of Bakeneko- a story part of the series Ayakashi – which scored the highetsaudiences ratings on Fuji networks late night animation slot at thetime of its broadcast.The mysterious medicine seller is back. He continues his travel onthe roads of Edo Japan and faces various types of dangerous spiritsknown as “Mononoke”.Acclaimed by both viewers and critics in Japan, Mononoke combines breathtaking stories with fascinating stylistic innovations.