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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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Episode 1

Zashikiwarashi - Part 1

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Episode 2

Zashikiwarashi - Part 2

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Episode 3

Sea Bishop - Part 1

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Episode 4

Sea Bishop - Part 2

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Episode 5

Sea Bishop - Finale

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Episode 6

Faceless Monster - Part 1

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Episode 7

Faceless Monster - Part 2

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Episode 8

Japanese Chimera - Part 1

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Episode 9

Japanese Chimera - Part 2

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Episode 10

Goblin Cat - Part 1

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Episode 11

Goblin Cat - Part 2

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Episode 12

Goblin Cat - Finale

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VivisQueen Jan 8, 2010
Score 9/10

Kemonozume, Mind Game, Gankutsuou... you've seen it all before. Or so you think. Part horror story, part surrealist art, Mononoke is another oddity that defines itself by looking spectacularly unlike the norm. Ugly in... read more

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valondar May 7, 2009
Score 8.4/10

Episodes three through five, the Umibozu arc, may be one of the greatest things I have ever seen in anime. Alright, allow me to back up here: Mononoke is divided into a series of standalone arcs; each of these arcs involve the Medicine Seller solving the psychological problems and unearthing the dark, unpleasant secrets of the characters he comes across - which is to say he fights monsters with a... read more

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