About Mononoke DVD
Mononoke contains episodes 1-12.
In feudal Japan, evil spirits known as mononoke plague both households and the countryside, leaving a trail of fear in their wake. One mysterious person has the power to slay the mononoke where they stand; he is known only as the Medicine Seller, and he vanquishes the spirits using the power of his Exorcism Sword. However, in order to draw his sword he must first understand the Form, Truth and Reason of the mononoke. Armed with a sharp wit and keen intellect, the Medicine Seller wanders from place to place, striking down the evil spirits in his wake.
Special Features: Original Concept Artwork Featurette, TV Spots.
Note: Special Features are not subtitled.
- Publisher: CINEDIGM
- Media: DVD
- Spoken Language: Japanese
- Subtitle Language: English
- Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
- Themes: Historical, Supernatural
- Age Rating: 17+
- Run Time: 360
- Release Date: 7/15/2014
- Dimensional Weight: 0.35
- Region Code: 1
Ratings & Reviews
One of the best "under the radar" anime
I was recommended to watch this as "one of the better anime you've never heard of" type of thing, and it delivered. The artwork is original and unusual in a perfectly fitting way for the type of classic horror story that this is, based off of Japanese mythology, with a Twilight Zone type of vibe. Gritty in all the right ways, and tense throughout, a good thriller.
I had originally discovered this series when it was uploaded on Hulu. At first it was disturbing, and it might be for you as well. However, the style here is just beautiful. I kept watching and became obsessed. Mononoke combines fantasy, horror, an experimental design, and a bit of history. Well worth the buy.