The Morose Mononokean Series Review

Overview: Ashiya Hanae picks up what he thinks is a bag on the side of the road, however it turns out to be a yokai who becomes attached to him (quite literally for awhile). Desperate to be free of it, Ashiya turns to an exorcist (who turns out to be a class mate). Now, Ashiya … Continue reading The Morose Mononokean Series Review

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The Morose Mononokean Episode 13

Review: The episode is called 'The End' and while it certainly ended the crisis with Ashiya's vision it didn't really offer any other insight or resolution. That and they kind of just gathered every character together and used their emotions to solve the problem. Really? Anyway, the final episode ends much the way the show … Continue reading The Morose Mononokean Episode 13

The Morose Mononokean Episode 12

Review: For the first time this series has decided to actually take a problem seriously and drag it out. While it almost seems certain that everything will be fine by the end of next episode, it was nice to see the characters we've met over the season rallying to solve Ashiya's problem. And Fuzzy clinging … Continue reading The Morose Mononokean Episode 12

The Morose Mononokean Episode 11

Review: I feel this episode would have had far more impact if my internet connection hadn't continuously dropped while trying to watch it. As a result, I saw the episode in 2 - 5 minute blocks with a lot of frustrated waiting and reloading in between. The episode picks up from last episode and we … Continue reading The Morose Mononokean Episode 11

The Morose Mononokean Episode 10

Review: Once again the 'problem' set up in the previous episode turned out to be not much and while Ashiya and Abeno did succeed at exorcising a yokai (helped him move on from past regret), the reason they went to the farm was actually not addressed in the end. As much as I like the … Continue reading The Morose Mononokean Episode 10

The Morose Mononokean Episode 9

Review: Humans doubt exorcists. There's a revelation for Ashiya. In what was probably the least interesting episode yet, Abeno and Ashiya are called to a house by a girl who thinks her room is possessed. Turns out she's right, but her mother is not particularly thrilled at her spending her allowance on an exorcism. Anyway, … Continue reading The Morose Mononokean Episode 9

The Morose Mononokean Episode 8

Review: This show has done this twice now. Set up a conflict at the end of one episode only to resolve it within minutes of the next making it more or less a non-issue. Abeno's foul mood about the jobs this episode aside, very little happened after the issue with the fox was finalised. Yes, … Continue reading The Morose Mononokean Episode 8

The Morose Mononokean Episode 7

Review: This episode brings back the girl Ashiya met at the temple and introduces a fox yokai that at first seems more annoying than anything else. I really enjoyed watching this episode as all the way through it there was a growing sense of unease. Shame the episode doesn't resolve but it does leave off … Continue reading The Morose Mononokean Episode 7

The Morose Mononokean Episode 6

Review: I really hope they are eventually going to explain Ashiya. Weird power last week that got cut off and then this week a strange ability to find metal things. Not that it isn't cool, but an explanation would be lovely. This is a nice and simple fetch quest of an episode. Find a ring … Continue reading The Morose Mononokean Episode 6

The Morose Mononokean Episode 5

Review: Ashiya is either getting more annoying, or my tolerance for him is dropping as the episodes progress, but this episode I was finding him particularly irritating. Although, in retrospect, that's probably because we got this awesome glimpse of a different kind of Ashiya at the beginning after Fuzzy got hurt and then Abeno showed … Continue reading The Morose Mononokean Episode 5