Malevolent Spirits: Mononogatari - Reviews

Alt title: Mononogatari

TheRogueNob's avatar
Mar 28, 2023

Well this was the seasonal suprise for me, Spirits is a solid B grade not bad not great. pretty much everything is around average across the bored. the better aspects is the story, this kind of story was done fairly often for a bit but with isekais flooding the stage its been a while so its refreshing. okay animations and sound with decent characters make this a solid watch if your nearing the end of your list. So for the ole 3-4 episode if you think the story is lame or characters boring then drop it, there isnt a conclusion pending the outcome of the second season. thats it for the short one now heres the more detailed spoiler free review.

First off the animation is looks good compared to shows a few years back but now id say its about as par for the course as you can get but its very consistent so no complaints here

sound is meh not good not bad which is pretty normal

for the characters its a bit hard to say, the "paranormal" characters are for the most part are just an work around to super powered humans or demons becasue they seem to act just like humans despite them trying to convice the viewer otherwise. th few human characters that we get a decent time with are all good. they start 1 dimensional but as more time is spent with them you do see more dynamic interactions which is the main reason i kept up with the show. 

now the story youll either like it or find it completley boring. the major issue with the story is that there are 2 man story lines going on and neither one is progressed in any meanigful way other than the hyper vague refrence. most of the first season is just an introduction oif the world and story so that leaves only the last episode to take us a few baby steps towards the actual story

Yes is did say season 2 is pending not sure when but hey at least almost every show is now getting a second season with quick turn overs so the waiting game is more of small pause than a 6 year hiatus.

So if you do decide to watch it i hope you enjoy for everyone who made it this far thanks for the read and have a good one!

6.5/10 story
6/10 animation
6/10 sound
7/10 characters
6.5/10 overall
Xnub's avatar
Feb 22, 2024

***No Spoilers***

A very solid and underrated show. It doesn’t really do anything groundbreaking, but it does do everything at an above average level and has great fundamentals. It has good characters with development, a compelling story, a well built up world, some humorous moments, well choreographed action and a very sweet underlying romance story line. It just doesn't break the mold in any of these categories, but to do all of it combined so well still makes it a great watch. Don’t miss it, too few people have watched it as is.

S1 - 8/10
S2 - 8/10, maybe a 9 because it's the better of two and I find the series overall so underrated.

?/10 story
?/10 animation
?/10 sound
?/10 characters
8/10 overall
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