Good news for fans of Malevolent Spirits: Mononogatari! The anime adaptation of the manga written and illustrated by Onigunsou has announced its second season, set to premiere in July 2023 in Japan. Crunchyroll will continue to distribute the show in the West. Here are some highlights:

  • The second season’s main promotional video confirms the premiere date in July and previews new theme songs.
  • Megatera Zero performs the opening theme titled “Daregatame (誰が為),” while Azusa Tadokoro sings the ending theme “Private Room.”
  • The manga began serialization in May 2014 in Miracle Jump magazine and later moved to Ultra Jump in 2016.
  • The story follows Hyouma Kunato, a member of the Saenome clan that helps spirits return to the spirit world to avoid their destruction. Hyouma harbors resentment towards spirits that have stolen from him in the past, but his grandfather sends him to live with Nagatsuki Botan, who treats spirits like family.
  • The second season’s production team includes director Ryuuichi Kimura, scriptwriter Keiichirou Oochi, and character designer Shiori Fujisawa, among others.
  • The first season premiered in Japan last winter and was made up of 12 episodes.

If you’re a fan of Malevolent Spirits: Mononogatari, mark your calendar for July and get ready for new theme songs and more supernatural adventures.

Production team

  • Ryuuichi kimura (Otonari ni Ginga, Aikatsu Planet!, Kemono Friends 2) is in charge of directing the anime at the studios Bandai Namco Pictureswith the assistance of takahiro okawa.
  • Keiichirou oochi (Gotoubun no Hanayome, Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Kan, Kanojo mo Kanojo) is in charge of writing and supervising the scripts.
  • Shiori Fujisawa (Aikatsu on Parade!) is in charge of character design, while Yuuka Shiga (Cestvs: The Roman Fighter) is in charge of sub-character design.
  • John Kanda and XELIK They are in charge of the composition of the soundtrack.

Mononogatari Synopsis

When the spirits cross into the human world, they can possess ancient items and take on a physical form: a tsukumogami. Tsukumogami can be gentle, violent, or something in between, so the Saenome clan peacefully helps return them to the spirit world to prevent their destruction.

Hyouma Kunato is a member of the clan, but he is…less than peaceful, as he holds a grudge from when a tsukumogami stole something important from him. Afraid that Hyouma’s brazen anger in dealing with these spirits will lead to supernatural catastrophes, Hyouma’s grandfather sends him to live in Kyoto with Nagatsuki Botan, an unusual young woman who actually lives with the tsukumogami as if they were his family. Can Hyouma learn to control his emotions when dealing with the tsukumogami, or is his own spirit doomed to be possessed by anger forever?

Source: comic natalie

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