Classic Mononoke Anime Movie To Get Adapted Into A Manga!

The manga’s first volume is listed on Amazon as shipping on July 23

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On Monday, the official Twitter account of Kodansha’s Monthly Shonen Sirius magazine disclosed that a manga adaptation of the anime film Gekijōban Mononoke: Karakasa (Paper Umbrella) will be available on Comic Days, starting on May 26.

Additionally, the manga’s first volume is listed on Amazon as shipping on July 23.

The manga is being drawn by Kitsuneko Nagata, the character designer for the movie. There will be two or three volumes in the manga.

On July 26, the movie opens in Japan. The movie was originally scheduled to premiere last year, but it was postponed. The cast of the movie also declared that Takahiro Sakurai would not be reprising his original role as the Medicine Seller in February 2023, in addition to the news of the delay.

Instead, Hiroshi Kamiya will provide the voice of the movie’s protagonist, the Medicine Seller.

The Mononoke movie is being produced at Twin Engine and will be directed by none other than Kenji Nakamura. The personnel also consists of:

  • Animation Production: EOTA
  • Character Design: Kitsuneko Nagata
  • Animation Character Designer, Chief Animation
  • Director: Yūichi Takahashi
  • Background Design: Yōichi Katōno
  • Background Directors: Akira Kuramoto, Yōko Saitō
  • Color Design: Kunio Tsujita
  • Visual Director: Yoichi Senzui
  • 3D Director: Kenichi Shirai
  • Editing: Shigeru Nishiyama
  • Sound Director: Yukio Nagasaki
  • Music: Taku Iwasaki
  • Producers: Kimiaki Sato, Yūki Sudō
  • Planning Production: Kōji Yamamoto

Twelve episodes of the Mononoke anime were broadcast when it debuted in 2007.

The anime series Ayakashi – Samurai Horror Tales is the parent of this offshoot. It focuses on the medicine vendor from the “Bakeneko” (Goblin Cat) storyline.

The anime Mononoke consists of five story arcs, the final one being called “Bakeneko.”

Source: ANN