The Morose Mononokean (known as Fukigen na Mononokean in Japan) is returning to Japanese TV for a second season in January of 2019, and to celebrate the opening animation for the new season has been published to Youtube. The video highlights the official opening theme for the new season, entitled "Long Time Traveler", which is performed by mono palette..
The original manga for The Morose Mononokean is serialized in Square Enix's Gangan Online magazine, and an English language version is also available from Crunchyroll Manga. The first season of The Morose Mononokean TV anime is directed by Akira Iwanaga and features animation by Pierrot+. Crunchyroll describes the story as follows:
"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.
Season two of The Morose Mononokean is directed by Itsuro Kawasaki and features animation production by Pierrot+. The series will broadcast in Japan on AT-X beginning on January 05, 2019, with additional broadcasts to follow on Tokyo MX, Sun TV, and BS Fuji.
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