Mononoke: Karakasa Anime Film Releases “Special” Trailer

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The upcoming Mononoke: Karakasa anime movie has received a “special trailer” that previews more of the film’s inner palace setting and highlights the male cast.

Mononoke: Karakasa is set to premiere in Japan on July 26 JST. It was announced in June 2022 at the 15th anniversary event of the original Mononoke TV anime and was initially meant to be released in 2023.

The Mononoke series premiered in 2007 and followed the mysterious Medicine Seller as he gets involved with supernatural incidents involving spirits. The character was introduced in the “Bakeneko” episodes of 2006’s Ayakashi: Samurai Horror Tales. Hiroshi Kamiya voices the Medicine Seller in the new movie, with Takahiro Sakurai being the original voice actor.

Crunchyroll describes the series as:

In feudal Japan, evil spirits known as mononoke plague the countryside, leaving a trail of fear in their wake. One mysterious person has the power to slay the mononoke where they stand; he is known as the Medicine Seller, and he vanquishes the spirits using the power of his Exorcism Sword. In order to draw his sword he must understand the Form, Truth and Reason of the mononoke. Armed with a sharp wit, the Medicine Seller wanders from place to place, striking down the evil spirits in his wake.


Staff

• Director: Kenji Nakamura (MononokeGatachman Crowds: Insight)
• Animation character designer and chief animation director: Yuichi Takahashi (Blue Giant
• Visual director: Yoichi Senzui (Den-noh Coil assistant composite director) 
• Art director: Akira Kuramoto (Danmachi 2016 OVA) 
• Art director: Yoko Saito (Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal the Movie
• Color designer: Kunio Tsujita (Vivy: Fluorite Eye’s Song)
• Music composer: Taku Iwasaki (Bungo Stray Dogs)
• Animation production: TWIN ENGINE EOTA

Cast

• Tomoyo Kurosawa as Asa
• Aoi Yuki as Kame
• Mami Koyama as Utayama
Kana Hanazawa as Kitagawa
• Yuko Kaida as Awashima
Yukana as Mugitani
 Jun Fukuyama as Hiramoto
Daisuke Hosomi as Sakashita
• Haruka Tomatsu as Botan Otomo
• Yoko Hikasa as Fuki Tokita 
• Miyu Irino as Tenshi
• Kenjiro Tsuda as Mizorogi


Source: @anime_mononoke

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