Malevolent Spirits: Mononogatari Season 2 revealed a new key visual earlier today. The second season of the anime will premiere in July.
Studio BN Pictures is returning to animate the sequel: the same studio also worked on the first season that aired in the Winter 2023 anime season. The main staff is also returning: Ryuichi Kimura is directing once again and the rest of the staff includes:
- 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 anime is an adaptation of Onigunso’s manga. Seven Seas Entertainment licensed the source material for English release and the synopsis is described as:
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?
The recent trailer unveiled the theme songs for the second season: “Dare ga Tame” by MEGATERA･ZERO as the opening and “Private Room” by Tadokoro Azusa as the ending theme song. The main cast for theMalevolent Spirits: Mononogatari anime includes:
- Takeo Otsuka as Hyoma Kunato
- Yuki Takada as Botan Nagatsuki
- Miyuki Sawashiro as Haori
- Chikahiro Kobayashi as Nagi
- Rena Ueda as Yu
- Yoshiki Nakajima as Suzuri
- Aimi Tanaka as Kagami
Source: Official Website
©Onigunso/Shueisha, Mononogatari Production Committee