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.
Hanekawa Tsubasa finally takes the spotlight as the muse of the upcoming anime fan book Monogatari Series Heroine Book vol. 1 Hanekawa Tsubasa. It's in the form of a fashion magazine for Tsubasa, who doesn't even have a casual outfit other than her school uniform. A Japanese model and Bakemonogatari fan Hirako Risa also cosplays as Tsubasa for the book as well. More after the jump!
While it seems like a fair amount of anime based pachinko machines are made to cash in on nostalgia, Sammy isn't waiting for Nisio Isin's modern horror series to age too much to introduce their Pachinko-gatari machines. Print and video ads are offering a look at their Bakemonogatari machine. See the noisy gambling to be had after the jump.
Monogatari's busy year continues in November with the Bakemonogatari Premium Item Box, a collection of goodies that includes 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 Ueda Hajime. With reservations closing today, @nisioisin_anime has posted a preview of the illustrations. Get a look after the jump.
Whether they admit it or not, everybody has one: a couple they they want to see live happily ever after. Sometimes their mutual dysfunctions make them work perfectly together; sometimes they just kick too much ass as a duo. Anime fans in Japan got together and voted for their favorite couple - check out the results after the jump.
It’s like a race car bed but better; a Japanese Monogatari fan built himself a replica of Koyomi’s chair/bed banana thing. Check out the pictures after the jump.
March 12th is voice actress Saito Chiwa's birthday! While she does not turn 17 years old like others, her skill in voice acting is widely appreciated! Her roles include Akemi Homura of Puella Magi Madoka Magica and Senjogahara Hitagi of Bakemonogatari. Click to see who else Chiwa voices!
A spread in the new February issue of Japanese anime magazine Newtype has outlined Shaft's plans for the Monogatari 2nd Season anime adaptation of Nisio Isin's fantasy light novel series. The follow up to Bakemonogatari, Nisemonogatari will run a half year starting in July with Madoka Magica's Akiyuki Shinbo back at the helm, Fuyashi Tou back helping with the scripts, and the cast returning. More after the jump.
2013 is slated to be a big year for the anime adaptations of Nisio Isin's *monogatari fantasy light novel series, with plans to follow-up the Bakemonogatari, Nisemonogatari, and now Nekomonogatari (Black) anime with coverage of six more monogatari's. Check out the teaser after the jump.
Nekomonogatari (Black) finds Koyomi Araragi run over by a car, dealing with vampires and contending with possessed class rep Tsubasa Hanekawa over the Golden Week holidays. This latest anime adaptation of Nisio Isin's (Bakemonogatari, Nisemonogatari) supernatural series airs December 31st before March and April Blu-ray releases. See the latest preview shots after the jump.
Japanese anime fans are getting a nice New Year's treat with a special airing of the latest adaptation of Nisio Isin's *monogatari supernatural series. The TV presentation of SHAFT's Nekomongatari (Black) anime airs December 31st before March and April Blu-ray releases. The latest look is a bit brief, but as you'd expect from one of Shaft's adaptation, the aesthetic is quite nice. Get a look after the jump.