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Japanese: モノノ怪


Type: Manga
Volumes: 2
Chapters: 19
Status: Finished
Published: Aug 17, 2007 to Aug 1, 2008
Genres: Fantasy Fantasy, Horror Horror, Mystery Mystery, Supernatural Supernatural
Themes: Historical Historical, Mythology Mythology
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Young Gangan
Authors: Ninagawa, Yaeko (Art)


Score: 7.661 (scored by 21752,175 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #17012
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2417
Members: 6,677
Favorites: 90

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The story is about a man who is a medicine seller. He hunts mononoke (demons) and kills them by using a sword. However, before unsheathing his sword he first needs to learn of the form (katachi), the truth behind the human tragedies (makoto) and the reason behind the evils (kotowari) that gave birth to it before killing the demon.


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Dec 17, 2011
beerotan (All reviews)
This is a manga adaption of the last three episodes of the OVA 'Ayakashi - Japanese Classic Horror'. After Ayakashi aired, the 'Bakeneko' arc was so well received that it got a full series anime spin-off, along with a manga adaptation of the original three episodes. Sadly, the manga adaption falls short on being able to translate the incredibly unique visual style of the OVA and you are left with sort of a flat, busy-looking story without any of the charisma of the original.

If this is your first exposure to Mononoke, I cannot recommend enough that you put down the manga and instead watch read more
May 23, 2015
berserkersoul (All reviews)
Mononoke: spirits in Japanese folklore that are said to be at unrest and can cause disease, injury and even death to the people it attaches to

Mononoke is actually a spin off to the last story Bakeneko in the anime series Ayakashi - Japanese Classic Horror. i would HIGHLY, HIGHLY, HIGHLY recommend that you watch the anime FIRST and then read the manga, especially if this if your first taste of the series. trust me, its SO worth it and you will enjoy the manga series a lot more.

STORY 8/10: Mononoke is about a man only known as the medicine seller, who wanders around from place read more

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