[Pretty Boys Doing Supernatural Things Spring 2019] Like Fukigen na Mononokean (The Morose Mononokean)? Watch This!

If you’re looking for pretty high school boys and tons of youkai, then Fukigen na Mononokean is the anime you’re looking for! Ashiya Hanae gets indebted to the Mononokean when he can’t repay them for getting rid of a youkai that attached itself to him. Now, he’s running around with his boss and classmate, Haruitsuki Abeno, doing exorcisms on youkai that are still in the mundane world. Fukigen na Mononokean follows Hanae as he helps the youkai all while wanting to just be a regular high school boy. There’s plenty of banter, cute boys dealing with supernatural creatures, and it always leaves you feeling warm and fuzzy at the end of the episode. Everyone needs to watch some eye candy working hard with supernatural creatures, so here are two similar anime!

Liked Fukigen na Mononokean (The Morose Mononokean)? Watch Bungou Stray Dogs!

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: April 2019 – currently airing

The third season to the popular anime Bungou Stray Dogs. Atsushi Nakajima was kicked out of his orphanage, figures out he has a secret ability, and ends up joining supernatural investigators. Osamu Dazai, once a former member of the Port Mafia, is also a member of the Armed Detective Agency and has the ability to nullify other abilities. These two often work together with their organization against two others, the Port Mafia and The Guild. With a motley crew of pretty boys with unique abilities, get ready to be sucked into the world of the supernatural.

Major Similarities Between Fukigen na Mononokean (The Morose Mononokean) and Bungou Stray Dogs

1. There are Pretty Boys with Abilities.

While Fukigen na Mononokean mostly deals with youkai rather than abilities, Hanae has the strangest ability to somehow heal others without anyone really knowing why. Bungou Stray Dogs focuses almost entirely on pretty boys using their abilities or powers, like turning into mythical creatures. Watching these boys fight it out in Stray Dogs is much more entertaining with the amount of violence that’s put into the show.

2. Everyone Has a Goal.

At first, Hanae’s goal is to get the youkai off of him, but once he does, it turns into going to school, helping others, and figuring out how to exorcise these youkai. It’s a fairly simple, straight-forward story, unlike Bungou Stray Dogs which delves into the main characters’ pasts and jumps around the timelines. However, everyone wants something and they’ll do anything to get it.

3. The Same Main Character Duos.

Polar opposite main characters are one of the defining features of both shows. In Fukigen na Mononokean, Haruitsuki is a bit of a tsundere as he’s quite standoffish except for certain instances when he shows his soft side, while Hanae is much more open and giving, unable to stand it when others need help. Bungou Stray Dogs also has a similar setup with Dazai and Atsushi with comedic banter and refreshing clashes of personalities. The characters provide an excellent source of drama for this mysterious and action-packed series.

Liked Fukigen na Mononokean (The Morose Mononokean)? Watch Mayonaka no Occult Koumuin (Midnight Occult Civil Servants)!

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: April 2019 – currently airing

Arata Miyako’s life turns upside down in a single night when he discovers the paranormal side of the world while working for the Shinjuku Ward Office’s special department after passing some sort of secret test. He ends up stopping what could have become a battle between them and youkai, who they refer to as Anothers. Only then is it revealed that he can understand the Another’s language just like the famous exorcist Abe no Seimei. Things aren’t the same for Arata or the other civil servants as more Anothers start popping up and Arata gets dragged into some more interesting situations in each episode.

Major Similarities Between Fukigen na Mononokean (The Morose Mononokean) and Mayonaka no Occult Koumuin (Midnight Occult Civil Servants)

1. Each Episode Has Different Youkai.

Occult-lovers will love Mayonaka no Occult Koumuin precisely because it has cute boys, different youkai in each episode, and that great character interaction and development we all crave. Arata has a very unique ability and Hanae has a seemingly unique one as well. Mayonaka no Occult Koumuin dives deeper into the supernatural and paranormal, covering many Japanese youkai favorites and really bringing their backgrounds to life. There’s a good variety of supernatural beings in both, but the interactions between them, like forbidden love, are a bit more interesting than Fukigen na Mononokean.

2. Both Main Characters are Sucked into the Supernatural World.

While Arata chose to become a civil servant, he decided to stay to help with Anothers and their interactions with humans because of his special ability. On the other hand, Hanae doesn’t have any particular standout power like Arata, but he is also thrust into the world of the youkai and does his best to help. Still, Hanae’s job is over once his debt is repaid while Arata wants to stay and help in whatever way he can. However, watching Mayonaka no Occult Koumuin will also provide you with a deeper insight into the occult as it doesn’t follow only exorcisms.

Final Thoughts

Fukigen na Mononokean is all about being a high school boy while doing exorcisms for stray youkai. The characters are entertaining and it’s a great supernatural anime to relax to. If you’re looking for more supernatural anime with a focus on youkai and pretty boys interacting with them, then Mayonaka no Occult Koumuin is the anime for you. Want a supernatural anime where the guys have special abilities and get into fights? Then, you’ll love Bungou Stray Dogs which is already on its third season.

There are tons of supernatural shows out there featuring one of our favorite types of eye candy. Comment below to share your favorites or to add how you feel about these two new anime!

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Author: Jessica

As a full-time freelancer (translating, proofreading, and writing) and coffee-lover, I’ve turned into a complete workaholic. People often say “work hard, play hard” but I’m not about that life. While I love traveling and working on the go (like going to cons), I’m more often than not holed up in a coffee shop or at home, multi-tasking more things than I should.

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