A new teaser trailer and a key image for the anime movie Mononoke were released on Friday, August 4, 2023. With that, the anime film announced its summer 2024 release date. The movie’s cast was also disclosed, along with the fact that Hiroshi Kamiya will play the role of the Medicine Seller, the movie’s main character.
The Ayakashi – Samurai Horror Tales anime is a subgenre of the Mononoke anime. It debuted in 2007 with 12 episodes and centers on the druggist from the Bakeneko arc of the anime. As a result, the next anime film is a continuation of the TV anime.
Mononoke The Movie Key Visual and Trailer
Originally scheduled for release this year, the anime movie Mononoke was postponed. However, the anime movie revealed its key image and teaser video, announcing that its release date is planned for the summer of 2024.
Fans were given a sneak preview of the movie in the teaser trailer. According to the teaser, it takes place in Oku, Edo Castle’s female quarters. The Medicine Seller is seen explaining how women’s grudges cause Ayakashi to enter oku. The Medicine Seller can be seen predicting its coming because one becomes Mononoke when associated with Ayakashi.
The Medicine Seller was seen in all his splendor in the primary image. In spite of this, Takahiro Sakurai won’t be playing the Medicine Seller as initially planned. Instead, the lead character will be voiced by Hiroshi Kamiya. Levi Ackerman from Attack on Titan, Edogawa Ranpo from Bungo Stray Dogs, and Seijr Akashi from Kuroko’s Basketball were all voiced by the same voice actor in the past.
Mononoke The Movie Cast and Staff
Prior to its release, the anime movie revealed that Kenji Nakamura would be helming TWIN ENGINE’s Mononoke anime movie. Previously, the director worked with Toei Animation to produce television anime.
The newly hired staff members are as follows:
- Animation made by EOTA
- Design of the Characters: Kitsuneko Nagata
- Yichi Takahashi is the chief animator and a character designer for animation.
- Design of the background: Yichi Katohno
- Background Directors: Yko Sait and Akira Kuramoto
- Designer of color: Kunio Tsujita
- Director of Visualisation: Yoichi Senzui
- Director of 3D: Kenichi Shirai
- Shigeru Nishiyama is the editor
- Director of Sound: Yukio Nagasaki
- Taku Iwasaki, music
- Producers: Yki Sud and Kimiaki Sato
- Production Organising: Kji Yamamoto
Takashi Hashimoto, the primary animation director, had previously created the character designs for the television anime. The music for the same was created by Yasuharu Takanashi in the meantime.
Mononoke Series Plot
The original series is described 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.“
Frequently Asked Question
Prior until now, Crunchyroll was the only place to watch the anime, but it is now also accessible on The Roku Channel and Netflix, the latter of which only added it in March of this year. The series was published on DVD by New Video Group in North America in 2014.