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


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Ranked: #28972
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Popularity: #2806
Members: 55,781
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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.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Sawashiro, Miyuki


Tanaka, Aimi




Nakajima, Yoshiki


Uchida, Yuuya



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"Koigoromo (恋衣)" by ARCANA PROJECT

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"rebind" by TRUE


Jul 5, 2023
Like a really chilled out version of Jujutsu Kaisen on a lower budget, focused more on a single character's purpose and socially awkward humor.

The premise is pretty simple. The main character Hyouma, at a young age witnesses his two older siblings die in battle with an evil spirit. He spends his youth training and sealing spirits (sending spirits back to the afterlife) in order to get revenge on the entity that killed his family. With such a hard nosed focus on this life goal, his grandfather sends him away to experience the good side of his narrow-minded viewpoint of all of them being evil.

The show ...
Sep 18, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Let’s start this off with by saying I’m making this as spoiler free as I can, so might be a bit vague~ That being said✨

The main character is okay, I don’t love him and I don’t hate him~ and would lean towards more of enjoyment. He is “cringe” but I think that’s on purpose, and I feel there is a very natural build in character development. This isn’t a anime that I expect to blow anyone out of the water, but I watched both seasons in a single sitting~ so it’s enjoyable enough to binge. I feel like the issues that come ...
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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Poll: Mononogatari Episode 12 Discussion
Stark700 - Mar 27
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Sep 18, 1:53 PM
Poll: Mononogatari Episode 11 Discussion
Stark700 - Mar 20
22 repliesby Safrichh »»
Aug 28, 8:30 PM
quite underrated tbh. why tho?
Acapper - Aug 16
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Aug 27, 2:21 PM
Mononogatari VS the Monogatari series (title explanation)
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Poll: Mononogatari Episode 2 Discussion
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Jul 17, 6:27 AM
It’s time to ditch the text file.
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