I made a short presentation on why you should watch Mononoke, the 2007 animated series produced by Toei Animation and directed by Nakamura Kenji. Listed as occult detective, it follows the mysterious Medicine seller as he solves various cases involving the supernatural. It is also the best anime series ever if you ask me.
Also, I can not emphasize this enough - Mononoke has nothing, absolutely nothing, to do with the Ghibli classic Princess Mononoke. Like seriously, apart from having the same word in the name, these two things are entirely separate.
BRO ITS ME DONT LIE UK WHO IT IS BUT CAN YOU MAKE A REACTION POST WHERE TAE FINDS OUT THAT YOU LIKE ____ ANIME (YOU GAVE ME THIS IDEA OKAY)
YASSS BAE ILY YOU GOT ME ADDICTED TO IT
He’d love it so much. He’d be really surprised that he didn’t know immediately, and would immediately ask which anime and manga you liked. It would be all he’d ask about for the next few days, even texting you in the middle of the night asking if you’d watched this anime. He’d ask for your opinion on characters, and playfully disagree with you.
Over time, he’d calm down with the constant anime questions, but expect some of your dates nights to be rematching your favourite anime. If he ever saw you fangirling over the lead, he’d agree with you that he was pretty great, but still pester you until you said your boyfriend was better.
I’m supposed to be doing something useful right now, but have this slightly cleaned up version of last night’s medicine seller
Also, I just realized that next year it’ll be ten years since Ayakashi was released and medicine seller saw the light of the day… maybe that would be the right moment to finally fulfill my dream of making a fanbook…. or the year after that, when Mononoke hits 10 years…..
Mononoke is actually a spin-off of a anime called Ayakashi - more precisely it’s last story arc, Bakeneko. It has 12 episodes (plus the 3 in Ayakashi, which I absolutely also recommend watching), and it follows a mysterious man only known as the Medicine Seller, as he sorts out various supernatural incidents.
The series is probably most known for it’s striking visual style. Here, let me show you:
Mononoke’s genre is supernatural horror basically tho, and pretty much all of the stories have some seriously fucked up shit going on. But it’s so good, ahhh…