Friday, October 12, 2007

Anime — Mononoke

A spectre is haunting Japan. Five tales of hauntings and the supernatural in old Japan.

In the same sort of space as Mushishi, an enigmatic and sardonic medicine seller wanders Japan, exorcising unwanted spirits, through a Buddhist ritual involving their Form, Truth and Regret.

It is animated in a stylised fashion, with closing door scene changes, and textured backgrounds, clearly echoing traditional Japanese theatrical forms.

Pretty much the highlight of the year.

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