The upcoming TV anime adaptation of Onigunsou‘s Malevolent Spirits: Mononogatari manga has released a teaser trailer and visual. Staff and main cast details were also revealed.
The staff for the supernatural fantasy anime includes Ryuuichi Kimura (Aikatsu Planet! chief director and director) as director, Takahiro Okawa (Aikatsu Planet! animation storyboarder) as assistant director, Keiichirou Oochi (The Demon Girl Next Door Season 2) as series composer, Shiori Fujisawa (Aikatsu Planet! design works) as main character designer, and Yuuka Shiga (Cestvs: The Roman Fighter co-2D character designer) as sub-character designer.
Other staff include Satoko Kimura (Tales of Crestoria: Toga Waga wo Shoite Kare wa Tatsu) as color designer, Youichi Oogami (Hula Fulla Dance, Aikatsu Planet! animation photography director) as photography director, and John Kanda and XELIK as music composers. BN Pictures is the animation production company.
Meanwhile, voicing lead characters Hyoma Kunato and Botan Nagatuski are Takeo Ootsuka and Yuuki Takada respectively.
The Shueisha-published Malevolent Spirits: Mononogatari manga began in 2014 and will release its 14th tankoubon volume on May 18, 2022. It was originally serialized in Miracle Jump before moving to Ultra Jump in 2016. It is published under the Young Jump Comics label.
Seven Seas Entertainment describes the story as:
When spirits cross over into the human world, they can possess old objects and gain a physical form: a tsukumogami. Tsukumogami can be gentle, violent, or somewhere in-between, so the Saenome clan peacefully helps send them back to the spirit world to avoid destruction.
Kunato Hyouma is a member of the clan, but is…less than peaceful, since he holds a grudge from when a tsukumogami robbed him of something important. Afraid that Hyouma’s brash 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 tsukumogami like family! Can Hyouma learn to control his emotions when dealing with tsukumogami, or is his own spirit doomed to be possessed with rage forever?