Malevolent Spirits: Mononogatari debuted this year in January, showing the story of Hyouma Kunato, an exorcist who does not follow the rules of the Saenome. Despite his reasons behind such an attitude, it was not fit for someone who was chosen to be the future clan leader.
It was no less than a surprise to get a second season for the same year. But getting another season this soon for a newly-introduced anime is unexpected.
On Thursday, the official Twitter account for Malevolent Spirits: Mononogatari released a new promotional video. It also features the theme songs for the second season. The promo also reveals that season 2 will arrive in July 2023.
The promo video above introduces three new characters that are spirits, each wielding some kind of musical instrument. Another new character, Karakasa no Tsukumogami will be the main antagonist, who is the source of life behind all tsukumogami and Hyouma’s nemesis.
Yoko Hikasa will voice Karakasa in the anime. She is known for her performances in K-ON!, The Devil Is a Part-Timer, and Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?.
The first song featured in the video is “Dare ga Tame” (For Whom) by Magatera Zero. At the part where the staff information is shown, the ending song “Private Room” by Azusa Tadokoro is played in the background.
The following staff members will continue to handle the production for the second season:
|Staff||Member Name||Other Works|
|Animation Studio||Bandai Namco Pictures|
|Series Composition||Keiichirō Ōchi||The Quintessential Quintuplets|
|Character Design||Shiori Fujisawa||Suzume (Key Animation)|
|Music||John Kanda and XELIK||John Kanda: Baki (Theme Song Arrangement) XELIK: Fate/Grand Carnival (Theme Song Arrangement)|
The opening theme song sounds cool. From what the trailer showed, this will turn out to be a brutal trial for Hyouma, as he may not be able to face the spirit in his senses. But that sparring with Nagi might help him get better at this.
About Malevolent Spirits: Mononogatari
Malevolent Spirits: Mononogatari is a television anime produced by Bandai Namco Pictures. The anime is based on Onigunsou’s manga series launched in April 2014 in Miracle Jump magazine. It later transferred to Ultra Jump and currently has 15 volumes.
The manga’s plot takes place in a world where spirits are able to cross into the human world and possess objects, also known as Tsukumogami.
The series focuses on Hyouma Kunato, who refuses to use peaceful methods to seal the spirits. His grandfather suggests him to live with Botan, whose family includes six spirits. Hyouma must overcome his anger to avoid being excommunicated.
Source: Official Twitter, Comic Natalie
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