Malevolent Spirits: Monogatari manga series is getting an anime adaptation by studio BN Pictures. A trailer and a visual have been revealed, along with the main cast which includes Takeo Otsuka as Kunato and Yuki Takada as Botan.
The staff was revealed and includes:
- Director: Ryuichi Kimura
- Series composition: Keichiro Ochi
- Assistant director: Takahiro Okawa
- Main character designer: Shiori Fujisawa
- Sub character designer: Yuka Shiga
- Music: John Kanda, XELIK
- Photography director: Yoichi Ogami
The manga by Onigunso was recently picked up by Seven Seas Entertainment for English release. No volumes are out yet, but a synopsis is available:
When spirits cross over into the human world, they can possess old objects and gain a physical form: a tsukumogami. Tsukumogami can be gentle, violent, or somewhere in-between, so the Saenome clan peacefully helps send them back to the spirit world to avoid destruction.
Kunato Hyouma is a member of the clan, but is…less than peaceful, since he holds a grudge from when a tsukumogami robbed him of something important. Afraid that Hyouma’s brash anger in dealing with these spirits will lead to supernatural catastrophes, Hyouma’s grandfather sends him to live in Kyoto with Nagatsuki Botan, an unusual young woman who actually lives with tsukumogami like family! Can Hyouma learn to control his emotions when dealing with tsukumogami, or is his own spirit doomed to be possessed with rage forever?
Source: Official Website
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