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The Morose Mononokean Reveals Anime Cast & Staff, Stage Play Adaptation

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Tomoaki Maeno, Yūki Kaji play main characters in July anime, motion comic adaptation

The official website for the television anime adaptation of Kiri Wazawa's The Morose Mononokean (Fukigen na Mononokean) manga revealed the show's staff, cast, motion comic adaptation, and stage play adaptation on Thursday.

Tomoaki Maeno will play Haruitsuki Abeno (right in visual at right) in the anime and motion comic, while Yūki Kaji (left) will play Hanae Ashiya.

Akira Iwanaga (Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee, Corpse Party: Tortured Souls, Isuca) will direct the series at Pierrot Plus. Takao Yoshioka (Ikki Tousen, High School DxD, Your Lie in April) is in charge of series composition. Atsuko Kageyama is designing the characters, and Yasuharu Takanishi (Fairy Tail, Log Horizon, Boruto -Naruto the Movie-) is composing the music.

The anime will premiere in July.

The official website also began streaming a promotional video and the first chapter on Thursday of the "motion comic" adaptation of the manga. The videos feature voice acting by Maeno and Kaji. The first chapter of the motion comic is only available for streaming on the show's website.

The stage play adaptation will run at the Akasaka Red Theater in Tokyo from September 7-11.

Crunchyroll is publishing the manga digitally in English, and it describes the manga's first volume:

Ashiya has spent the first seven days of high school stuck in the infirmary because of a yōkai attaching itself to him. He ends up asking the owner of a small tea room called "Mononokean" for help. This is volume 1 of the mysterious stories involving the very morose owner of Mononokean guiding the yōkai that happened to wander into this world go to the next world.

Wazawa launched the manga in Square Enix's Gangan Online web manga site in 2013. Square Enix published the manga's fifth compiled book volume last November.

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