It might take a little while before your instructor starts assigning the Vertical translation of Nisio Isin's Kizumonogatari novel. However, in Japan, some lucky students are getting a chance to read the modern folklore mystery series' first book, Bakemonogatari, for college credits. A syllabus now making the rounds has shown that Hirose Masahiro from Aichi University of Education has included the book in the reading material for his Japanese literature course.
This weekend, Vertical announced that they have licensed Nisio Isin's Bakemonogatari modern folklore mystery novels, set to be released starting in December 2016. They previously released prequel Kizumonogatari. Additionally Vertical Comics announced three manga licenses. More after the jump.
Medicom Toy has planned the latest additions to its 30cm tall, Real Action Heroes premium figure line. As in the cases with RAH pre-orders, these ones are scheduled a for a bit far-out. Attack on Titan's Jean Kirstein and Frozen's Anna are scheduled for March 2016. They're followed by Anna and a Bakemonogatari Hitagi Senjougahara in April. Get a look after the jump.
To celebrate its 40th anniversary, Japanese animation studio Shaft, Inc. is creating an art exhibition called "Madogatari" that combines artwork from Puella Magi Madoka Magica and the Monogatari series. Hit the jump to learn more.
Following from last year's Bakemonogatari Premium Item Box, which included Ishin Nishio's novella "Hitagi Figure," a Nendoroid Senjyogahara Hitagi produced by Good Smile Company and clearfiles and tin badges with illustrations by VOFAN, Watanabe Akio and Hajime Ueda, Nisemonogatari is getting the treatment this year with Shinobu Oshino taking the spotlight. Get a look after the jump.
With the launch of the Monogatari pachislot machine, the Akihabara Island parlor has rotating in some decorated coin locked in with their popular Evangelion ones. Character art is mixed with the series' typically pun filled comments about travel and luggage. Get a look after the jump.
Ready to continue the parade of Bakemonogatari Nendoroids? Kahotan showed us pictures of the upcoming Suruga Kanbaru Nendo, and they are full of chibi monster awesome. Check them out after the jump.
The bad news is that you can't get Hitagi Senjyogahara Nendoroid as a stand alone figure. You have to try get your hands on a Bakemonogatari Premium Item Box if you want one. The good news, with the release coming out November 21st, you can at least appreciate the figure thanks to a Good Smile Company Kahotan blog post. Check it out after the jump.
Along with Attack on Titan's Mikasa, Good Smile Company has Mayoi Hachikuji from Bakemonogatari and Symphogear's Chris Yukine joining the super deformed Nendoroid line in January 2014. And, with Snail Girl just now hitting pre-order, get a look after the jump.
The Nishio Ishin Anime Project official site has been updated with the cover image for Monogatari Second Season BD/DVD vol. 2 featuring Black Hanekawa. See the image and specifications after the jump!
Harem comedies are a tried-and-true staple of the anime world. A recent Japanese poll asked fans to rank the best harem masters. Is your favorite king of feminine affection on the list? Check it out after the jump.