The BEST Episodes of Mononoke
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jun 8, 2020
Network: Fuji TV
Mononoke is a spin-off of the Bakeneko story arc of Ayakashi - Japanese Classic Horror. It follows the Medicine Seller as he deals with various spirits or "Mononoke" in feudal Japan. Just like in the Bakeneko story, he combats with a series of tools and his vast knowledge of the supernatural on his side, but can only slay the Mononoke when he uncovers its form (Katachi), the truth behind its appearance (Makoto) and the reason for its unusual behavior (Kotowari). In other words : Truth, Form and Regret.
#1 - Bakeneko, Finale
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Sep 28, 2007
The Medicine Seller unravels the mystery and finds the truth behind the passenger's stories.
#2 - Nopperabou, Part 2
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 24, 2007
The Medicine Seller unmasks the masked creature while revealing the life of Ochou, the enslaved housewife.
#3 - Zaraki Warashi, Part 2
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 20, 2007
The Medicine Seller delves into the inn's past as he attempts to understand the ghost's motivations and history, before it can interfere with Shino.
#4 - Nue, Part 2
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Sep 7, 2007
The Medicine Seller takes over the responsibility of refereeing the incense competition while prying into the real reason these three men have gathered here - the Toudaiji.
#5 - Nopperabou, Part 1
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 17, 2007
Trapped in jail, a woman named Ochou confesses to the murder of her husband and his family. The Medicine Seller has reason to doubt this and visits her, coming across a creature with thousands of faces.
#6 - Umibouzu, Finale
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 10, 2007
Genkei the monk explains what happened to him when he was younger as the Medicine Seller inspects the submerged craft thrown up by the seamonster.
#7 - Bakeneko, Opening Act
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 14, 2007
Skipping ahead a few centuries, the Medicine Seller boards a train filled with seemingly unrelated people, and before long find themselves trapped in limbo.
#8 - Umibouzu, Opening Act
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 27, 2007
The Medicine Seller takes a journey on a merchant's luxurious ship, but before long the craft is diverted into the Dragon's Triangle, an area of the sea infested with ghosts.
#9 - Zaraki Warashi, Part 1
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 13, 2007
The Medicine Seller checks into the last room of a traditional inn, just as a pregnant woman named Shino desperately asks for shelter. She is given a secret room - a room possessed by a group of ghosts.
#10 - Bakeneko, Second Act
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Sep 21, 2007
Unable to leave the train under threat of death, the passengers reveal what they know about an event that affected them all.
#11 - Umibouzu, Second Act
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 3, 2007
The Medicine Seller tries to find out who diverted the ship and why, as the crew is terrorised by a ghost who forces them to reveal their deepest fears.
#12 - Nue, Part 1
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 31, 2007
Four men should have turned up to the house of Lady Ruri in a bid to win her hand in marriage. However, one of them has disappeared, so the Medicine Seller takes his place in the traditional incense competition taking place.