video Fukigen na Mononokean – What I am watching now

Fukigen na Mononokean (The Morose Mononokean) is a new anime that is currently airing. I have watched up to episode 5 and I am really liking it. Great humor, story is interesting, the pace is neither fast nor too slow.

Thus far the story is that there’s this ordinary guy who finds a stuffed toy that was lying on the road. It was probably just dropped by a child, right?


No spoilers here but let’s just say that there are youkai (spirits) and an exorcist involved. It’s not like this anime is the best ever made but it is quite entertaining. I’d say it’s a solid 3 out of 5 stars because it’s watchable and fun but not anything extraordinary (as of episode 5). I might bump it to 4 stars if anything more exciting happens in the future episodes.

Weekly writing prompt: Connection

Fukigen na Mononokean has been puzzling me for some time because at episode 5 there are most likely a ton of things that have not been revealed such as the main character’s family and the titular Mononokean. It’s notable that more than one character has reacted the same way by seeming to recognize the MC’s family name? That is surely not a coincidence.


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