Released Year : 2007
No of Episodes : 12 (Completed)
Genre : Mystery, Fantasy, Horror, Supernatural
Plot : Mononoke is a spin-off of the Bakeneko story arc of Ayakashi - Japanese Classic Horror. It follows the Medicine Seller as he deals with various spirits or "Mononoke" in feudal Japan. Just like in the Bakeneko story, he combats with a series of tools and his vast knowledge of the supernatural on his side, but can only slay the Mononoke when he uncovers its form (Katachi), the truth behind its appearance (Makoto) and the reason for its unusual behavior
Our Review : Mononoke is a collection of short stories revolving around mysterious spirits/creatures known as, from the title, Mononoke. The writing and directing of the series are excellently done and really immerse you in the story itself. Each arc is a new story with new characters that are well fleshed out in the beginning of each segment. At only twelve episodes Mononoke is well worth the time and although it is very, very Japanese in respects to content, it doesn't take away from the enjoyment in the least. Well, basically the style- the way of storytelling and the art in this show is simply different and a pretty risky venture. Easily one of the more unique offerings in the field of anime, Mononoke is for anyone looking for something just that much different, especially from the artistic perspective.