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Mononoke

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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.

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related anime

Anime Name Type Year Relation More Info
Ayakashi - Japanese Classic Horror TV 2006 Ayakashi's third story regarding the medicine seller is a prequel to Mononoke, a spin-off of that story.

related manga

Manga Name Year Relation More Info
Mononoke 2007 Same Franchise
Name Role
Takashi HASHIMOTO Character Design
Kenji NAKAMURA Director
Yasuharu TAKANASHI Music

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Mononoke VivisQueen 9/10 Jan 8, 2010
Mononoke valondar 8.4/10 May 6, 2009

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Mononoke Sianeka 6/10 Dec 25, 2013
Mononoke merla692 9/10 Jan 22, 2012
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Ghost Hunt

Ghost Hunt

Mai Taniyama is a first year high school student who lives a carefree life telling ghost stories with her friends. One day, she meets Kazuya Shibuya, the head of Shibuya Psychic Research (SPR); and together, she tags along to help him investigate paranormal activities in a haunted school building. His assistant Lin was hurt during an incident to protect Mai from danger, so what more can Mai do than to take the job as Shibuya's assistant? Along with a team of other ghost hunters, they will uncover the mystery of a strange case coming their way, while Mai starts to discover her own abilities.

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argona

Ghost hunt and Mononoke are quite different but similar in some aspects. Mononke is much darker and has a greater sense of suspend withonly one main character while ghost hunt has a lighter atmosphere with an air of shoujo love and quite a few main characters but both stories revolve around Japanese monsters and spirits and exorcism. characters have to put the pieces ofpuzzle together and solve the mystery.

Taekwondoin

Both shows feature a similar premise, with someone investigating a rumour or a ghost story and then trying to solve it, they also share a similar story stucture in that when each arc ends, we reset to the next, with no clear story running through from start to finish.

However, they are quite different in execution, but I do believe a fan of one, may enjoy the other.

AnimeShima

Both Ghost Hunt and Mononoke are about ghosts (usually evil) that need to be exorcised to bring peace to the people who have been affected by the ghost. Both these animes are very different in many aspects such as method of exorcism or the anime graphics but I think they would appeal to the same kind of audiences.

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Hakaba Kitaro

Hakaba Kitaro

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!

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sothis

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.

valondar

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.

kenikki

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.

Pet Shop of Horrors

Pet Shop of Horrors

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.

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Ran

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.

argona

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.

yuelio

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

Jigoku Shoujo

Jigoku Shoujo

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…

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tasanime

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

argona

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.

Mokke

Mokke

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.

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yuelio

This is suggestef for more into japanese popular tales, the story and characters are really more sweet. 

kenikki

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.