Aired: Jun to Sep, 2016
Premiered: Summer 2016
Producers: Square Enix, AT-X
Studios: Pierrot Plus
Fukigen na Mononokean is a manga adaptation originally by Kiri Wazawa.
I’ll give in a silver. It’s entertaining and by the last episode, I was a little sad it was over.
It’s a basic premise which is seen and a hundred different anime and this one fails to bring anything particularly new to the fray. Apart from the finale, the final arc is pretty good as far as originality goes. A high school student discovers the world of the supernatural and has to learn to deal with it. Or in this case gets blackmailed into working for an exorcist and helps the youkai and humans alike out with their problems.
The mascot for this anime is adorable, the lovely fluffy. Like many mascots for supernatural anime, he starts as an ‘enemy’ and ends up being an ally. In this case, it is more the MC, Hanae, gets attached to fluffy and vice visa so Fluffy wants to stay with Hanae. So Fluffy stays and as loyal as the dog he(?) once was. Mascot aside, the colours are nice, as is the animation. The anime is well made and a joy to watch.
For a thirteen episode anime it’s well paced but there didn’t seem to be enough time for much to happen. The story was sweet and I would like to see a second season to develop all the threads they started but I doubt it will happen. There is a lot of potential here and a lot of space for the characters to evolve into people to care about. As it was I didn’t really get attached to any of the characters like I normally do to this type of anime
As far as a sequel goes, anything is possible, with a anime like Natsume Yuujinchou getting a fifth season after a few years of hiatus, I feel like this genre is in at the moment. I have no issues with this.