Mokke

Mokke
Mokke manga volume 1 Kodansha cover.jpg
Cover of the first volume, as published by Kodansha.
もっけ
GenreDrama, Mystery, Supernatural
Manga
Written byTakatoshi Kumakura
Published byKodansha
DemographicSeinen
MagazineAfternoon Season Zoukan
Afternoon
Original runAugust 2000May 2009
Volumes9
Anime television series
Directed byMasayoshi Nishida
Produced byMasao Maruyama (film producer)
Music byYoshihiro Ike
StudioMadhouse, Tezuka Productions
Original networkTokyo MX
Original run October 3, 2007 March 25, 2008
Episodes24 (+2 DVD only)
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Mokke (もっけ) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by manga author Takatoshi Kumakura. The manga was first serialized in the Japanese seinen manga magazine Afternoon Season Zoukan on August 2000. The magazine was suspended after its 14th issue, and the manga continued its serialization from the March 2003 issue of Afternoon magazine. An anime adaptation by Madhouse and Tezuka Productions premiered on October 7, 2007 and ended on March 25, 2008.

The kanji representation of the title (もっけ which is in hiragana) is 勿怪, which means "unexpected".

Plot[edit]

The series revolves around the Hibara sisters' encounters with Japanese demons and spirits. The older sister, Shizuru, has the ability to see these apparitions, while the younger sister, Mizuki, has a tendency to become possessed by them. They live in the countryside because their parents were unable to deal with their supernatural abilities; their grandfather is an expert in such affairs. Through their encounters with the supernatural, Mizuki and Shizuru learn about both themselves and the world at large.

Characters[edit]

Shizuru Hibara (檜原 静流, Hibara Shizuru)
A girl who can see spirits.
Mizuki Hibara (檜原 瑞生, Hibara Mizuki)
Shizuru's younger sister. She is easily possessed by spirits.

Media[edit]

Manga[edit]

No.Release date ISBN
01 June 21, 2002ISBN 4-06-314297-3
02 March 20, 2003ISBN 4-06-314318-X
03 March 23, 2004ISBN 4-06-314341-4
04 March 23, 2005ISBN 4-06-314374-0
05 January 23, 2006ISBN 4-06-314402-X
06 November 22, 2006ISBN 4-06-314435-6
07 September 21, 2007ISBN 978-4-06-314468-0
08 August 22, 2008ISBN 978-4-06-314521-2
09 July 23, 2009ISBN 978-4-06-314574-8

Anime[edit]

An anime adaptation of Mokke, directed by Masayoshi Nishida and animated by Madhouse, was aired in Japan between October 2, 2007 and March 25, 2008 on Tokyo MX containing twenty-four episodes.[1] The DVDs were released from January 25, 2008 to September 26, 2008.[2]

Yoshihiro Ike was in charge of the music direction in the anime. "Kokoro no ato" (ココロの跡) is sung by Riyu Kosaka as the opening theme. Its single was released on December 12, 2007 by avex trax.[3] "Panorama" (パノラマ) is sung by Mai Hashimoto as the ending theme.

# Title Original air date
1"Mikoshi"
"Mikoshi" (ミコシ)
October 2, 2007 (2007-10-02)
2"The Wandering Izuna"
"Nagare Izuna" (ナガレイズナ)
October 9, 2007 (2007-10-09)
3"Gift"
"Okuri Mono" (オクリモノ)
October 16, 2007 (2007-10-16)
4"The Laughing Darkness"
"Warai Yami" (ワライヤミ)
October 23, 2007 (2007-10-23)
5"Prayer for Fine Weather"
"Hiyori Mōshi" (ヒヨリモウシ)
October 30, 2007 (2007-10-30)
6"Kesran Pasaran"
"Kesran Pasaran" (ケセランパサラン)
November 6, 2007 (2007-11-06)
7"Jatai"
"Jatai" (ジャタイ)
November 13, 2007 (2007-11-13)
8"Yama-uba"
"Yamauba" (ヤマウバ)
November 20, 2007 (2007-11-20)
9"Enenra"
"En'enra" (エンエンラ)
November 27, 2007 (2007-11-27)
10"Kamaitachi"
"Kamaitachi" (カマイタチ)
December 4, 2007 (2007-12-04)
11"Daimanako"
"Daimanako" (ダイマナコ)
December 11, 2007 (2007-12-11)
12"Majimono"
"Majimono" (マジモノ)
December 18, 2007 (2007-12-18)
13"Mameotoko"
"Mameotoko" (マメオトコ)
January 8, 2008 (2008-01-08)
14"Cherry Blossom Staff"
"Tsuezakura" (ツエザクラ)
January 15, 2008 (2008-01-15)
15"Bagworm"
"Minomushi" (ミノムシ)
January 22, 2008 (2008-01-22)
16"Sorabayashi"
"Sorabayashi" (ソラバヤシ)
January 29, 2008 (2008-01-29)
17"Sudamagaeshi"
"Sudamagaeshi" (スダマガエシ)
February 5, 2008 (2008-02-05)
18"Commotion"
"Batabata" (バタバタ)
February 12, 2008 (2008-02-12)
19"Mekurabe" (メクラベ)February 19, 2008 (2008-02-19)
20"Thunder Hunting"
"Kaminari Gari" (カミナリガリ)
February 26, 2008 (2008-02-26)
21"Wounded Person"
"Teoi Mono" (テオイモノ)
March 4, 2008 (2008-03-04)
22"Inabayama"
"Inabayama" (イナバヤマ)
March 11, 2008 (2008-03-11)
23"Six-Three"
"Roku San" (ロクサン)
March 18, 2008 (2008-03-18)
24"Vestiges"
"Omokage" (オモカゲ)
March 25, 2008 (2008-03-25)
25"Passing Wind"
"Toori Kaze" (トオリカゼ)

(DVD only)
26"Mitsua Shigaeru" (ミツアシガエル)
(DVD only)

Reception[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ もっけ (in Japanese). Madhouse. Retrieved 2008-03-20.
  2. ^ "Mokke (TV)". avex marketing. Retrieved 2008-03-20.
  3. ^ "ココロの跡 [Single] [Maxi]" (in Japanese). Amazon.com. Retrieved 2008-03-24.

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