Mononoke, Fukigen na Mononokean Recommendations
Shows about yokai/mononoke/spirits.
Mononoke is more serious and more experimental in art and execution with a drier sense of humour; whereas Fukigen na Mononokean is a simpler series set in high school with a more standard/accessible sense of humour.
Mononoke is more or less entirely 'episodic' (comprising of 3 almost completely unrelated arcs), focusing more on the yokai's story, leaving the MC shrouded in mystery; whereas Fukigen na Mononokean definitely has a clear overarching connection between each yokai encounter in the form of the main character's story.
Not quite the standard recommendation considering the stylistic gap ( though the colours in the Underworld of Mononokean does resemble the
Besides the similar sounding titles, both are humans/ayakashi who fulfill requests and solve mysteries dealing with spirits, demons, or ayakashi. While FnM has a lighthearted episodic feal with a decent production standard, Mononoke is a take on artistic horror, with compounding visuals, creepy sound, and vibrant colors. Both shows are enjoyable in their own ways, and ultimately the mood you are in will determine which to watch first.