There are very few stories out there that is in the line of occult detective genre. Especially when it comes to Mononoke since it is an original anime television series not following patterns from a manga or a light novel. Mononoke somehow have very smilar story lines to Mushishi – an occult detective story as well.
Even though Mononoke is just a spin-off of Ayakashi: Samurai Horror Tales, we can’t change the fact that Mononoke is standing alone with its own feet. It has been praised multiple times by International anime critics as well as Japanese local networks. The horror itself never died alongside the mystery that drove its viewers including me crazy for 12 horrifying episodes.
As a spin-off or so called the sequel of the main story of Ayakashi: Samurai Horror Tales, a season two for Mononoke is quite impossible. I don’t know if there are rumors out there to seal all my random thoughts but I will always hope and pray for another horrific Mononoke anime season.