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The Morose Mononokean Anime Gets Second Season

The Morose Mononokean Key VisualIt looks like fans are going to get their grump on for another season.

Yesterday, the official The Morose Mononokean (Fukigen na Mononokean) anime website announced that the series will receive a second season. The first staff and cast members were confirmed for the project, which we break down below.


Itsuro Kawasaki (L/R: Licensed by Royalty, Magical Girl Ore) will direct the new season at studio Pierrot Plus, with Takao Yoshioka (Elfen Lied, Watamote) taking charge of series composition.


The series will star the following:

  • Hanae Ashiya: Yuuki Kaji
  • Haruitsuki Abeno: Tomoaki Maeno

Both actors are reprising their roles from the first season.

The Morose Mononokean is based on Kiri Wazawa’s manga of the same name. Akira Iwanaga (Tegami Bachi: Letter BeeCorpse Party: Missing Footage) directed the first season, which aired in the Summer 2016 broadcast season, at Pierrot Plus. Atsuko Kageyama provided character designs, while Takao Yoshioka (Elfen Lied, Watamote) took charge of series composition.

Funimation released the title on the west on Blu-Ray and DVD. They describe the show as:

Ashiya Hanae’s life is turned upside down when he’s possessed by a yokai! His only help comes in Abeno Haruitsuki, a handsome young man known as the “Master of the Mononokean.” But his aid comes at a price, one that has Ashiya working as his assistant to pay it off! Can they stop bickering with each other long enough to help the yokai trapped in this world?

Source: Ota-suke

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