Mononoke Manga Ends in 2 Chapters

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Manga follows original anime's "Bakeneko" arc

The July issue of Tokuma Shoten's Monthly Comic Zenon magazine announced on May 25 that Yaeko Ninagawa's Mononoke manga will end in two more chapters. If the manga does not take a break, it will end in the September issue in July.

The manga began its final arc, titled Mononoke: Bakeneko, in March 2018. Tokuma Shoten published the manga's first of two planned volumes on December 20.

The 2007 Mononoke anime is the spinoff of the Ayakashi - Samurai Horror Tales anime. Specifically, it follows the medicine seller from the "Bakeneko" (Goblin Cat) arc. The Mononoke anime has five arcs, the last of which is titled "Bakeneko."

Ninagawa's original Mononoke manga adaptation, which Square Enix published in two compiled volumes in 2008, also followed the Mononoke anime's "Bakeneko" arc.

Ninagawa went on to draw manga adaptations for the other four anime arcs, which Tokuma Shoten published instead of Square Enix. Tokuma Shoten published the most recent arc, Mononoke: Nopperabō (Faceless Monster), in one compiled volume in November 2017.

The original Mononoke anime is streaming on Crunchyroll and other streaming services. New Video Group released the series on DVD in North America in 2015.

Source: Monthly Comic Zenon July issue

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