The BEST Episodes of Mononoke

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Apr 16, 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.

Bakeneko, Finale

#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.

star 9.25
12 votes
Nopperabou, Part 2

#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.

star 8.85
13 votes
Zaraki Warashi, Part 2

#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.

star 8.53
19 votes
Nue, Part 2

#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.

star 8.33
12 votes
Nopperabou, Part 1

#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.

star 8.23
13 votes
Bakeneko, Second Act

#6 - 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.

star 8.15
13 votes
Umibouzu, Finale

#7 - 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.

star 8.14
14 votes
Bakeneko, Opening Act

#8 - 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.

star 8.08
12 votes
Umibouzu, Opening Act

#9 - 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.

star 8.07
14 votes
Zaraki Warashi, Part 1

#10 - 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.

star 8.05
22 votes
Umibouzu, Second Act

#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.

star 7.92
13 votes
Nue, Part 1

#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.

star 7.83
12 votes