Mononoke

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  • 5
    (40)
  • 4
    (4)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (0)
4.8
 out of 5
45 votes
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  • One of my favorite series of all time
    This is an amazing series. The main protagonist of the series, Kusuriuri, was first introduced in "Bakeneko," the final chapter of the Ayakashi: Japanese Classic Horror anthology series. Mononoke was originally broadcast during the NoitaminA programming block in Japan.

    It is intimate and disturbing at the same time the basic story is The "Medicine Seller" is a deadly and mysterious master of ...
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  • Absolutley Stunning, a must watch
    The visuals play such an important part of making a show rememberable, and let me just say that Kurahashi Takashi did a damn well job doing that. The way the colors are used in a thriller is completely original and unorthodox. Not only were the visuals stunning, but the main character as well. The Medicine Vendor (aka Medicine Seller) is such an inspiring role model, keeping calm and ...
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  • What did I just watch?!
    A grand spectacle for the eyes that you need to watch each arc in its entirety if you're a "One episode at a time" kind of person. You can tell there was love and effort put into this series. Add this to the "You're not a true anime fan if you haven't seen this" List
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  • Beauty and The Beasts
    In 20 years I have seen nothing quite like Mononoke. The colours are breathtaking, The stories are unnerving. Each episode is like surreal paper collage dream. Choosing not to rely on gore and shock value, these ghost stories unfold like melancholy poetry.
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  • Artistic & Thought Provoking
    I originally started watching this due to the Seiyuu (Takahiro Sakurai) for Kusuriuri being the same as Oshino Meme in Monogatari series. I was not disappointed at all and definitely think supernatural mystery is a niche of his.

    This tale leads a lot of insight into Japanese folklore as well as symbolism such as use of vibrant colors and patterns to explain the supernatural. (Such patterns and ...
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  • Will give you goosebumps
    This show was amazing. I got many goosebumps watching this and the visual is just stunning. The stories are just so bizarre and it makes it even better.

    I loved the main character. He was really strange and mysterious and it left me wondering about his own story.

    Must watch.
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  • Interesting, similar to mushishi.
    The art work is slightly jarring at first, but I found I grew to like it half way through. The various stories are all interesting, He goes around essentially exercising spirits, it's like mushishi, with a bit more action. The main character is slightly mysterious, and really cool.
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  • Beautiful art and story
    Short, sweet, and beautifully made. The episodes are different stories and the way they are conjured are also fantastic. Definitely rewatching in the future. The style is beautifully decorated and ornate, the plot is well paced.Most of all ou love the main character.
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Something Different
    I loved this anime I hold no reservations in recommending it to anyone. It has this unique and beautiful animation style, reminiscent of ancient Japanese paintings. The storyline is eerie, creepy, at times disturbing. This anime needs to be watched.
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