Malevolent Spirits: Mononogatari

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Japanese: もののがたり
English: Malevolent Spirits: Mononogatari
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 10, 2023 to Mar 28, 2023
Premiered: Winter 2023
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 00:00 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, FantasyFantasy
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, MythologyMythology
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.251 (scored by 2428624,286 users)
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Ranked: #30042
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Popularity: #2699
Members: 67,502
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Saenome are tasked with sealing spirits that possess objects and pose a threat to society. Known as tsukumogami, these spirits are generally non-violent, and saenome normally seal them after a simple verbal exchange.

Traumatized by a previous deadly encounter with a malevolent spirit, Hyouma Kunato refuses to use peaceful methods and gets into physical confrontations with all tsukumogami that cross paths with him. Deeming this behavior unacceptable for a future clan leader, Hyouma's grandfather, Zouhei, proposes that he starts living with Botan Nagatsuki, a young woman whose family is composed of six tsukumogami—lest he be excommunicated.

Determined to track down the spirit that took everything from him, Hyouma reluctantly accepts Zouhei's proposal. As unknown groups of evil spirits begin to jeopardize the balance between worlds, the young man must gain the trust of Botan and overcome his hatred for her mysterious family.

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Mononogatari was released on Blu-ray in two volumes from April 5, 2023, to June 2, 2023.

Characters & Voice Actors


Tanaka, Aimi


Kobayashi, Chikahiro


Nakajima, Yoshiki


Suyama, Emiri





Opening Theme

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"Koigoromo (恋衣)" by ARCANA PROJECT

Ending Theme

"rebind" by TRUE

Episode Videos


Mar 28, 2023
Well this was the seasonal suprise for me, Spirits is a solid B grade not bad not great. pretty much everything is around average across the bored. the better aspects is the story, this kind of story was done fairly often for a bit but with isekais flooding the stage its been a while so its refreshing. okay animations and sound with decent characters make this a solid watch if your nearing the end of your list. So for the ole 3-4 episode if you think the story is lame or characters boring then drop it, there isnt a conclusion pending the outcome of the ...
Mar 27, 2023
Mixed Feelings
You know that expression: "My dog ate my homework"? It's more like "Your dog attacked it", and became something different all at once.

Let's set the record straight for this show. If anyone of you is thinking that this is affiliated to NisiOisin's Monogatari series, it's clearly not that, OK? This is mangaka Onigunsou's Mono-NO-gatari, or more commonly referred to as Malevolent Spirits: Mononogatari. The manga that started almost a decade earlier in 2014 to the present day with (as if this review) 15 volumes out, with Seven Seas's English translation of the manga coming out at the same time as the anime had just started ...
Mar 27, 2023
Overall Impression: Mononogatari is a battle shounen/romance that follows Hyouma, a young warrior monk (for lack of a better term) with a burning hatred for tsukumogami (spirits of inanimate objects) after watching his older brother and sister get killed by one in front of him. He is taken in by Botan, a girl that lives with several tsukumogami as a family, to let go of his hatred and learn that they aren't just creatures to be destroyed. The premise sounds more interesting than it actually ends up being though, this is a pretty run-of-the-mill battle shounen with an identity crisis and a total inability to ...

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