After a hit tour of Tokyo, Osaka and Sapporo that topped 40,000 visitors, the MadoGatari exhibit celebrating the 40th anniversary of anime studio Shaft added a Nagoya engagement on May 4-8. During the event, 8,478 visitors voted for Shaft's Best Girl. Today, Shaft announced an encore Tokyo exhbition, planned for September. The visual for the seccond visit to Tokyo has been unveiled, and this one features the top seven ladies from that poll gathered together.
Marina Nagasawa (DOB - October 8, 1995. listed statistics, 153cm, F cup) calls herself a a "gouhou (legal) loli" idol. She's been in the Houkago Princess schoolgirl-themed unit and was named "miss iD 2016" for her personalized take on part-timer work. Recently, she grabbed the attention of otaku and passed 100,000 Twitter followers with her take on cosplaying the snail-child Mayoi Hachikuji from the Monogatari series. Get a look after the jump.
Bandai's Banpresto prize figure label continues to join anime studio Shaft in their 40th anniversary celebration this month with the next set of prize figures inspired by the MadoGatari crossover. This time, it's Monogatari- Shinobu Oshino - MAMI ver.- (9cm) and Madoka Magica - Mami Tomoe - SHINOBU ver.- (10cm) hitting Game Center arcades on July 21st along with exta-nostalgic sepia versions. Get a look after the jump.
After a hit tour of Tokyo, Osaka and Sapporo that topped 40,000 visitors, the MadoGatari exhibit celebrating the 40th anniversary of anime studio Shaft added a Nagoya engagement on May 4-8. During the event, 8,478 visitors voted for Shaft's Best Girl. Today, Shaft announced an encore Tokyo exhbition, planned for September. And, to drum up interest, they got arond to a delayed crowning of their pageant queen. Get a look after the jump.
Shaft has had a hit in their adaptation of Nisio Isin's Monogatari series. This fall, they'll be adapting Chica Umino's 3-gatsu no Lion (March Comes in Like a Lion). Plans have been spotted for the meeting of the new in a story called "Tsubasa Lion." Get a look after the jump.
Tanabata is a summer festival marking the annual meeting of lover deities Orihime and Hikoboshi. If you remember your "Kimi no Shiranai Monogatari," you probably have a sense for why it's significant to Monogatari. See how they celebrated after the jump.
At Anime Expo, Vertical announced their license of Nisio Isin and Vofan's Nisemonogatari novels for release in 2017. The North American publisher has released prequel Kizumonogatari and will be releasing the thee parts of first of the modern folklore series, Bakemonogatari, starting in December. More after the jump.
Koyomi Araragi's time of reckoning has been scheduled for August 19th. In Tekketsu-hen, the middle of the anime movie trilogy adaptation of Nisio Isin's Kizumonogatari prequel novel, he'll square off against vampire hunters Dramaturgy, Episode and Guillotine Cutter. In addition to announcing the voices to the no-previously-cast two, a new preview offers the latest look at the feature.
The Animate character goods shop in Okayama, Japan has posted a display for the three anime movie trilogy adaptation of Nisio Isin's Kizumonogatari prequel novels. It advertised the July 27th Blu-ray/DVD release of part I, "Tekketsu-hen" and confirmed that summer's part II, "Nekketsu-hen" is specifically scheduled for August 19th. Get a look after the jump.
On May 26th, Vertical released an audiobook edition of KIZUMONOGATARI: Wound Tale, following their December 15, 2015 release of print and eBook editions. If you've ever wondered what an audiobook light novel is like, this week, they posted an extended, free-preview of Keith Silverstein, Eric Kimerer, and Cristina Vee's reading of NISIOISIN's Monogatari prequel. Check it out after the jump.