In feudal Japan, evil spirits known as mononoke plague both households and 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 only as the Medicine Seller, and he vanquishes the mononoke using the power of his Exorcism Sword. However, in order to draw his sword he must first understand the Form, Truth and Reason of the mononoke. Armed with a sharp wit and keen intellect, the Medicine Seller wanders from place to place, striking down the mononoke in his wake.
When the last two remaining members of the Ghost Tribe died, they left with them Kitarou - a one-eyed ghoulish child with a sinister cackle and a penchant for the supernatural. From day to day Kitarou tries his best to fit in at school (while failing miserably), thwart the fiendish schemes of the crude and rude Rat Man, and get the attention of the lovely and kind Neko Girl. with the help of his father-turned-talking-eyeball and his nervous and confused caretaker, Kitarou must learn to be the best Ghost Tribe heir that he can be!
Mononoke and Hakaba Kitaro are both horror anime with a twist: they have a very abstract appearance. However, keep in mind that Mononoke is more intelligent and serious, while Kitaro is far more comedic in a dark and dry sense.
Both series feature the same art director and the results are truly gorgeous to behold; though stylistically rather different they share a striking visual style that if you loved the look of one you really should consider the other a worthwhile watch as well.
They both also have a horror component though with no intent to scare; Hakaba Kitarou is a dry comedy while Mononoke is a bizarre surreal headtrip.
They may have different structure and storytelling and HK is more humorous, but both have similarly original animation design and they're both dark and a bit twisted and deals with supernatural aspects.
At Count D's pet shop, you can acquire any form of animal, from an ordinary canary, to more.. "exotic" creatures. Made to sign a contract before purchase, Count D claims no "responsibility for actions incurred" if the purchaser does not follow its instructions completely, as results can be fatal. Patrons of this shop are able to get the rarest of creatures, but often, their purchases are coupled with demons from their past that won't go away easily.
Both Mononoke and Pet Shop of Horrors give a glimpse of the japanese folklore through short horrific stories. Both anime also follow a guideline in the way the stories take place, although diferent for the two series, it gives a pattern to the plot that doesn't however take the suspense away, always making us wonder what will go wrong, and what will be the consequences of it.
Both Mononoke and Petshop have main characters that are very charismatic and mysterious. They know almost everything from the beginningbut hide in the shadows and wait for the truth to reveal itself. You don't see them in action a lot but in reality, they are the ones pulling the strings.Every story has a lesson and explores the depth of human nature, the desires, temptations and sins!If you like dark stories with deep meanings,watch them both.
Both have a main character who summerges us into the horror of spooky folklore, animals and monoke are not far away when there are human feelings between them
Has someone done something to hurt you or the ones you love? Are you seeking revenge? Rumor has it that there’s a website that can service your needs. Titled “Hotline to Hell”, it contains a form that can be accessed only at midnight. Type in a name, and the Hell Girl will carry out your bidding – for a price. For though your appetite for revenge will be satisfied, your soul will also be condemned to hell after you die. But who is the Hell Girl, and does she care whether your revenge is justified? Apparently not, as long as she gets more souls…
Jigoku Shoujo & Mononoke are great to watch for those who enjoy a more psychological slant on horror. Both host a variety of different characters that choose to sin or admit their sins. If you enjoyed one for the central theme, than I'm sure you'll like the other
Both are dark series that reveal the ugly side of the human nature. They are focused on the suffering of humans who are responsible for theirown pain. In both ,viewer watches as the turth is revealed, as characters make mistakes that results in their punishment, either by their own hands or those they have damaged.
Shizuru and Mizuki are two quiet sisters who have a foot in the world of the supernatural. While Shizuru can see the spirits and monsters who haunt mankind, Mizuki can't help but become possessed by them. Together, the duo live with their grandparents and are taught about the spiritual world from their grandfather, a powerful exorcist. In the serene countryside, the girls will learn about the ghosts and goblins that co-exist in our world, while also learning about themselves and their abilities.
This is suggestef for more into japanese popular tales, the story and characters are really more sweet.
They are pretty different, but supernatural folklore done well is what connects these two. Mononoke is more surreal and definitely darker in tone even though Mokke also has it's few dark moments.
In the 14th year of the Tenpo era (1843), life in Edo is grim for many; famines plague the land, frugality is enforced in many aspects of life, and social standing rules the day. Yuki is a floater who has twice run away from the floater ghetto - an act that has marked him for execution. But when a chance encounter leads him into a fight with a yoi, a mysterious monster from another world, Yuki finds himself being recruited into the Bansha Aratamesho, an organization charged with hunting down and destroying yoi. For Yuki has the power of ayagami, which draws out the true meaning of words and allows Yuki to create weapons from the kanji in the names of his enemies. Yuki must make a choice: will he continue to run, rejecting the powers of the Other World, or will he join the Ayashi in the fight against the yoi?
If you like stories about exorcism and vanquishing evil demons of Japanese lore such as in Mononoke, Ayakashi Ayashi adds a somewhat interesting twist on the whole thing, both in terms of the era it takes place in, and in the style of exorcism the characters use.
Although the tempo of the two shows is very different - Mononoke takes its time to tell a tale, whilst TIAA revels in moments of unadulterated action - both shows will appeal to a similar group of fans. If you enjoy a period tale with a good twist of the fantastical, all presented neatly in a package of superb animation, then TIAA and Mononoke will appeal to you.