The stage play “Mononoke: Bakeneko” based on the anime “Mononoke” will be performed at the Airship Theater in Tokyo from February 4 to February 15, 2023. The story will feature “Bakeneko” from “Ayakashi”, which inspired the anime series “Mononoke”.

“Mononoke” is a TV series that began airing in July 2007, spinning an adventure tale about a medicine man who confronts mononoke (monsters). It attracted attention for its combination of stylish character design and CG processing, such as Japanese paper textures, to create innovative images never before seen.

The anime won first place in the “2005-2009 Production Category” of “The Three Most Memorable Works,” a poll held in 2020 to select the 70 most memorable works of “Noitamina.” On May 13, 2022, the start of the 15th anniversary project was announced, followed by the production of the theater version of “Mononoke” and the announcement of the stage version.

The play “Bakeneko” in the “Mononoke: Bakeneko” is part of the TV anime “Ayakashi,” which was broadcast in 2006 in an omnibus format with the theme of ancient Japanese ghost stories. The following year, “Mononoke” was adapted into a series featuring a character from “Bakeneko”. The stage play will be a great opportunity to celebrate the 15th anniversary of “Mononoke,” which is the original work of “Mononoke.”

The stage play of “Mononoke: Bakeneko” will be staged at the Airship Theater in Tokyo from February 4 to February 15, 2023. Ticket pre-order will begin at 10:00 a.m. on December 25 at “Lawson Ticket” by lottery. For details, please visit “Lawson Ticket” and the official website.

(C) Stage Play “Mononoke” Production Committee