A special screening event was held the night before the release of Kizumonogatari II ＜Nekketsu-hen＞. They screened Kizumonogatari II <Nekketsu-hen> along with the special remastered version of Kizumonogatari Ⅰ ＜Tekketsu-hen＞. It was an unforgettable night. We were completely absorbed in Kizumonogatari’s world the whole time.
Voice actress Maaya Sakamoto (as Kiss-Shot Acerola Orion Heart Under Blade) appeared on stage shortly after the screening. She shared her thoughts about the movie, told the audience some behind-the-scenes stories and talked about the series’s attractions to all the excited fans. She ended her appearance saying “This is the type of the movie you want to watch several times. I’d like everyone to feel this overwhelming impact”, and closed her speech amid a great applause.
Comments from Maaya Sakamoto
Maaya’s Feedback on Kizumonogatari II ＜Nekketsu-hen＞
“When I finished watching the complete version at a preview, I had a strong urge to clap my hands.
The series has a distinctive feel which I think is definitely one of the series’s main attractions.
The movie was still incomplete during the dubbing stage but when I saw the complete version, it was like a hundred times more incredible.”
Maaya’s Favorite Scene
“The rainy scene in the beginning was particularly impressive. I am not exactly sure why, but I really liked the detailed depiction of the overflowing water in the bucket.”
Highlights of the movie
“In this movie, Kiss-Shot has 3 different age periods of 10, 12 and 17, so I tried hard to express her personalities and atmospheres that change along with her growth. I was impressed to see Kiss-Shot’s feminine aspects through her facial expressions and behaviors.”
Maaya’s Closing Message
“This is the type of the movie that makes us want to see several times and I’d love to watch it again with everyone in the movie theater. Although I sometimes feel worried if I could live up to everyone’s expectations as Kiss-Shot, I’ll do my very best. Thank you very much for your continued help.”
Kizumonogatari II ＜Nekketsu-hen＞ is currently screening throughout Japan.
Distributor：TOHO, PG-12, Running time：69 mins