The Morose Mononokean Season 2 Anime's Video Reveals Anime-Original Yōkai

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Mizuki Aoba replaces Atsuko Kageyama as character designer in 2nd season

The official website for the second television anime season of Kiri Wazawa's The Morose Mononokean (Fukigen na Mononokean) manga began streaming a new promotional video for the anime on Thursday. The video reveals the new staff, returning cast, and the anime-original yōkai Utakuni.

(If the below video does not work, please click here to view the video on the anime's website.)

Wazawa designed Utakuni for the anime.

Mizuki Aoba (Minna Atsumare! Falcom Gakuen SC) replaces Atsuko Kageyama as character designer.

Itsuro Kawasaki (Magical Girl Ore, Rental Magica, Shining Hearts, Tsukiuta. THE ANIMATION) is directing the season at Pierrot Plus. Takao Yoshioka (Ikki Tousen, High School DxD, Your Lie in April) is returning to handle series composition.

Hiro Shimono and Koji Yusa will play the new characters Shihō and Gyōsei, respectively. The new characters are two of three influential individuals in the world of the yōkai.

The first television anime season premiered in 2016, and Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired in Japan. Funimation released the series on home video this past January. Crunchyroll describes the anime:

"Exorcism" is the art of sending yokai who have somehow wandered into the living world back into the underworld, where they belong.

One day Hanae Ashiya, a high school student who's been haunted by a yokai, happens to find the contact information of an exorcist called the "Mononokean" and pays him a visit. The exorcist he meets is a morose-looking young man, Haruitsuki Abeno, and for various reasons Ashiya ends up working for the Mononokean...

And so the story of the exorcist duo Ashiya and Abeno, and the yokai they meet in their adventures, begins.

Akira Iwanaga (Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee, Corpse Party: Tortured Souls, Isuca) directed the first season at Pierrot Plus. Atsuko Kageyama designed the characters, and Yasuharu Takanishi (Fairy Tail, Log Horizon, Boruto -Naruto the Movie-) composed the music.

Wazawa launched the manga in Square Enix's Gangan Online web manga site in 2013, and the 11th compiled book volume shipped on June 22. Crunchyroll is publishing Wazawa's original manga digitally in English.

A stage play adaptation of the manga ran at the Akasaka Red Theater in Tokyo in September 2016.

Sources: The Morose Mononokean anime's official website, MoCa News

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