Mononoke is a Japanese horror anime broadcasted from summer to autumn in 2007
The protagonist is a mysterious medicine seller who visits numerous countries while carrying a sword that can exorcises Mononoke. His real name, age, and personality remains unknown.
The protagonist visits places where spirits appear, and learns the sprite’s shape (Katachi), truth (Makoto) and reasoning (Kotowari).
This is a story about the protagonist discovering stories behind each character and exorcise the Mononokes that lingers upon them.
The demons in the anime were created based on folk tales. In the five stories, “Bakeneko”, “Zashiki Warashi”, “Noppera-bo”, “Umibozu” and “Nue”, we see the past and the true personality of each character through Mononoke. What makes this anime special is that as mysteries in the story are being solved, we can see the change of human personality.
While having a Japanese unique sense of horror, each story ends with some sort of heartwarming scenes; Not to mention, one can also say this anime is fantastic in its design and artwork in the sense that the world in the anime is made based on paper texture: Old fashioned colors are also used in the anime.