Newly announced at a 15th anniversary event in Odaiba, the adventures of the “Medicine Seller” – a strange being who exorcises supernatural evil with the aid of a mystical sword – will continue in Mononoke: The Movie (known in Japan as Gekijoban Mononoke), an all new theatrical anime film that will hit theaters in Japan in 2023. Key staff have been revealed for the film, including:
- Director: Kenji Nakamura
- Animation production: Twin Engine
Additionally, voice actor Takahiro Sakurai will reprise his role as the “Medicine Seller”. Sakurai previously voiced the Medicine Seller in the 2006 TV anime Ayakashi: Samurai Horror Tales and the 2007 TV anime Mononoke.
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The story of Mononoke is described as follows:
In feudal Japan, evil spirits known as mononoke plague 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 as the Medicine Seller, and he vanquishes the spirits using the power of his Exorcism Sword. In order to draw his sword he must understand the Form, Truth and Reason of the mononoke. Armed with a sharp wit, the Medicine Seller wanders from place to place, striking down the evil spirits in his wake.
An official website for Mononoke: The Movie has also been published.
Source: Comic Natalie
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