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Fukigen na Mononokean  
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Ashiya has spent the first seven days of high school stuck in the infirmary because of a "mononoke" attaching itself to him. He ends up asking the owner of a small tearoom - Mononokean - for help.

A series of mysterious stories involving the very morose owner of Mononokean, who guides mononoke to pass on to the next world.

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Associated Names
Asık Suratlı Mononokean
El Mononokean Malhumorado
La Mononokean Malhumorada
Posępny Mononokean
The Morose Mononokean
Tiệm Trừ Yêu Kì Ảo
ذا مورس مونونوكيان
불쾌한 모노노케안

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Latest Release(s)
c.90 by Crunchyroll 9 days ago
c.89 by Crunchyroll about 1 month ago
c.88 by Crunchyroll 2 months ago
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in Country of Origin
17 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Season 1 Vol 6, Chap 25

User Reviews


User Rating
Average: 8.8 / 10.0 (117 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.31 / 10.0

Last Updated
February 2nd 2021, 10:48pm PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
Gangan Online (Square Enix)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Crunchyroll (16 Vols - Ongoing)

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On 262 wish lists
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by yashihirou
February 20th, 2021, 5:57pm
Rating: N/A
I was introduced to anime first then read the manga. The story is slow paced but I enjoy the character development. I love how Ashiya and Abeno friendship are drawn. Read it when you have lot of free time. I wish this is weekly not monthly release because it is slow and only 30 ish page im curious about the mystery behind it!
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I love this  
by Miachann
September 3rd, 2020, 10:17am
Rating: N/A
this is so fun to readdd ( ˘ ³˘)❤
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Nice stories  
by Thinking
November 18th, 2018, 11:49am
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
As others have said it is a light reading but fun. I like the mc's and the demons they need to 'exorcise'. I think exorcise is not exactly what he does but like I said it is a fun read. Haven't read all the books yet or the anime but so far I have enjoyed it.
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Easy-going slice-of-life about demons with nothing serious going on  
by Seregosa
September 25th, 2018, 3:47am
Rating: 6.5 / 10.0
Just as my subject stated, this is just an easy-going light-hearted story with some light comedy and interesting parts. I actually liked it fairly much, but it wasn't to the point where I couldn't stop reading or felt that it was truly awesome.

It offers what it's supposed to. We have a lot of demons and for some reason, nothing truly bad ever happens. The peak of the drama would be one demon who threatens the mc and hates humans, but even then he wouldn't be killed and it's all just an empty farce, at least that's the way it feels.

Seriously, It's nice for light reading, but if you start to think, you notice so many flaws in the logic of this plot. I just ignored them even if I at times felt a bit fed-up with the stupidity going on, after all, this wasn't meant to be a serious work so one can expect fallacies such as this. Things such as 1: when bothered about a smell, they don't use anything to cover their noses despite it being proved that mere plastic can easily contain all the smell without leaking it, 2: They frequently complain or perhaps are just irritated about not being able to convince people of demons existing and that humans are annoying because they don't believe them and even look down on them as if they're lying, but everything it would take is using a small item or perhaps a cloth and cover the small fuzzy demon that always accompanies them, seriously, what better way to prove it than letting something float in the air and even move around? It was proven several times that people CAN see "mundane" items floating and moving when a demon interacts with them. 3: The world is excessively unrealistic, there are pretty much no evil demons and almost all of them seem to be perfectly happy interacting with humans, there are problem solving but just about never any true cases. The exorcism is actually just convincing demons to go into a portal to the underworld on their own. They care too much about killing even evil demons, it's stupid. We don't even get any real explanations on any of the powers in this manga, seems the author just goes with the flow and adds whatever he wants whenever he wants with zero explaining whatsoever.

There's also some background plot, mainly the mystery about the mc's father who disappeared or died, it was pretty cliché, but what can we expect? I felt it was a good addition nonetheless, it added at least a little bit of depth to a story which would otherwise have been a simple chapter-to-chapter monster pop-up story with comedy. There's also some random drama here and there where the mc struggles with his new life/job and whatever comes along with it, it makes him feel more alive than some other characters that just accept it all without even thinking about it.

Well, overall, it's pretty nice as a super light-hearted and fluffy, maybe even cute, manga, sometimes it manages to be amusing as well. Unrealistic and foolish, but it's pleasing nonetheless as long as you can ignore the flaws and take it for what it is, but I assume most of the veteran readers would be able to do that easily. Recommended, 6.5/10 in score.

... Last updated on September 25th, 2018, 3:49am
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for patient people  
by celilah
March 28th, 2017, 1:40am
Rating: N/A
noting that i had to painstakingly stop reading the series at around chapter forty due to the nature of the way the plot/story is laid out. not a negative thing of course, but it features the same sort of pace (that's slightly faster, though still slow) that you would find in stories like natsume yuujinchou, super lovers, oboreru knife, noragami, etc... *basically at a very relaxed pace, however all chapters contribute to the significant plot.
point is, because of its pace, you would find way more enjoyment reading this either: straight through in one go; or wait for it to collect at least more than twelve chapters. which is essentially the way i treat the aforementioned series--and yes there is a better balance in reading in chunks rather than in singular chapters.

all that said, it's a charming manga that's easy to read and also contains depth in its own way. if you're looking for a "natsume yuujinchou" in fukigen na mononokean you're in the wrong place for actual complexity. if you are here for a "natsume yuujinchou", you'd have better luck going to fruits basket or gakuen alice since they deal with similar tribulations.

tl;dr: solid plot, character development is great, comedy is heart-warming (esp. when you get absorbed into the story since it made me feel giddy), definitely is going to be long so hopefully 10+ volumes, and it's not tedious to read at all.
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Cute stories  
by CCheshire
August 2nd, 2016, 8:43pm
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
Recently watched the anime this season and picked up the manga out of curiosity and it's a entertaining and light read. It's not quite as sleepy as Natsume Yuujinchou but nothing really frightening about the demons either. Typically story follows the MC meeting new demons each chapter with a problem where he goes off and helps them using his knowledge.

Art is clean and characters have unique appearances esp some of the demons who appear in each chapter. Backgrounds are cheery and colorful in the different scenes.
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a happy mistake  
by 8blkpaws
April 29th, 2016, 9:42am
Rating: N/A
this was a happy mistake, i was on crunchyroll floating around taking a gander at some of their manga collection when i stumbled onto this, i have to say i am quite impressed, it is an interesting read and iè have enjoyed it, hopefully they will continue to translate this, people should give it a read
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I like it, really!  
by Hermaphrodite
February 18th, 2016, 3:01am
Rating: N/A
If you like Natsume Yuujinchou or general manga about youkai, you should try this one! The characters are not very strong as a single person but they can work together to make thing work just fine, which I find very lovely ^^. The art is also nice, I'd love to read more from this author in the future.
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Pretty good  
by lfb
July 31st, 2015, 3:51pm
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
The first volume is now out in english on Crunchyroll. First chapter is free to everyone. I was expecting an okay series considering no scanlator has picked it up despite having 4 volumes out already and I heard it was like a Natsume Yuujinchou and Barakamon mix, both of which I do enjoy but not incredibly. From the first volume, this series gives me a stronger impression than Natsume Yuujinchou and Barakamon. For one thing, the story is not episodic at all. The main characters are likable and interactions are entertaining without feeling like having fujoshi bait in your face. The art is nice and clean.

I highly recommend everyone to try this series out.

... Last updated on July 31st, 2015, 4:01pm
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