The “Monogatari” series is one of the representative works of the author Ishin Nishio.
Including Blu-rays and DVDs, the number of sales of the 27 anime titles whose production started after the “Bakemonogatari” in 2009 has reached 2 million pieces.
It has truly become a representative work of 2010.
A trilogy of the movie “Kizumonogatari” that was created responding to its popularity can be said as a starting point of the “Monogatari” series.
The 2nd movie “Nekketsu-hen” is a sequence of the first movie “Tekketsu-hen” which was released last January with a box-office revenue of more than 800 million JPY, and it features a story of harsh ordeal where Koyomi Araragi, the main character, becomes a vampire.
There are three enemies standing in his way and the beautiful girl, Tsubasa Hanekawa, approaching Koyomi. Their mixed feelings will lead a boy to the next stage.
When the 1st movie was released, no information was available on the 2nd movie “Kizumonogatari (II Nekketsu-hen)” except that it would be released in summer of 2016, but now the release date has been decided on Friday and is set to August 19th of 2016, and the number of movie theaters which “Kizumonogatari” will be aired at has expanded to 117 responding to the popularity the 1st movie received.
Also, the advance billing of the 2nd movie in which the main character Koyomi Araragi awakens as a vampire and fights fiercely against 3 enemies has been released.
The information on the cast of the 3 vampire hunters has been disclosed as well which is; Episode : Miyu Irino, Dramaturgy : Ebara Masashi, Guillotine Cutter : Houchu Ootsuka.
The information on the 2nd movie advanced ticket with a newly drawn illustration by Hideyuki Morioka, and of a bundle ticket sold at amazon, that comes with special original goods sold at amazon, Lawson, Seven Eleven and Animate/Gamers is now available!
A youth of pain, enthusiasm and battles that await Koyomi were drawn in a stylish, radical way. The boy now quits being a human.
Koyomi Araragi met a beautiful vampire Kiss-shot Acerola-orion Heart-under-blad on a spring vacation when he was a 2nd year high school student.
Koyomi saved Kiss-shot who was close to her death with her arms and legs cut off. But because of this, he also turned into a vampire.
To become a normal human again, he needs to bring back the arms and legs of Kiss-shot that were taken from her. Receiving the advice from a ghost specialist Meme Oshino, he engages in a harsh battle.
Dramaturgie, a 2 meter tall vampire who is hunting down other vampires, and Episode, a vampire half who handles a huge cross to fight, are waiting for Koyomi as his enemies.
Also there is Guillotine Cutter, a quiet human who specializes in hunting down vampires as well. Will Koyomi be able to get back the arms and legs of Kiss-shot from these 3 enemies?
The battle starts quietly at night in March in a drizzling rain…
Original : Ishin Nishio “Kizumonogatari” (Kodansha BOX)
General Director : Akiyuki Shinbou
Director : Tatsuya Oishi
Character Design : Akio Watanabe, Hideyuki Morioka
Sound Director : Youta Tsuruoka
Music : Satoru Kousaki
Animation production : SHAFT
Production : Aniplex Kodansha SHAFT
Distributor : Toho Movie Division
Release : Friday, July 1st at 1,300 JPY
Places : Movie theaters around the country *Some theaters may not have tickets available. Please confirm on the official website.
Feature for advanced ticket : A clear file, the movie limited version
A clear file, the movie limited version
A clear file, the movie limited version
Details of the bundle ticket with special original goods!
●From amazon starting on April 1st
Product name : Advanced Ticket with Amazon limited B2 Sized Poster
Price : 3,120 JPY (incl. tax)
●From LAWSON starting on Friday, July 1st
Product name : Loppi Limited, Advanced Ticket with “Kizumonogatari (II Nekketsu-hen)” badge
Price : 2,380 JPY (incl. tax)
●From Seven Eleven starting on Monday, July 4th
Product name : Seven Eleven Limited, Advanced Ticket with Design Mug with Newly Drawn “Kizumonogatari (II Nekketsu-hen)” illustration
Price : 2,800 JPY (incl. tax)
●From Animate/Gamers starting on Thursday, July 7th
Product name : Animate/Gamers Limited, Advanced Ticket with Script-like Notebook
Price : 1,732 JPY (incl. tax)
Explanation / What is “Monogatari” series
From the first series “Bakemonogatari” which was released by Kodansha BOX in 2006 to the latest “Wazamonogatari” published in January, 2016, there are 20 volumes available. Also, starting with “Bakemonogatari” which was made into anime in 2009, so far, 6 series with 75 episodes have been made into anime.
This is a series in which a high school student Koyomi Araragi who became a vampire tries his best to save girls who are suffering from “mysteries”. As the story progresses, each heroine gets highlighted which helps deepen our understanding of the characters.
Almost all works are the starting points of the series and it would be good to note that all of them are featuring the stories that occurred within one year of “Kizumonogatari” from the moment Araragi became a vampire.