To celebrate its 40th anniversary, Japanese animation studio Shaft, Inc. is creating an art exhibition called "Madogatari" that combines two of their most popular anime properties: Puella Magi Madoka Magica and the Monogatari series. It's begun previewing the tie-in merchandise, starting with a "Shinobu Oshino & Kyubey" figFIX.
While Kodansha will be bringing Owarimonogatari kimono art to Comiket 88, Gift has their own, new Monogatari merchandise to take to this weekend's event. Get a look 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.
Kodansha has started promoting the limited goodies that the publisher will be bringing to Comiket 88 next month and launched @K_comike for the purpose. Among the first previews are the Monogatari selection of a limited B1 tapestry, and a three piece Owarimonogatari set with towel and acrylic charm. Get a look after the jump.
Last December,through Christmas, Shibuya's Parco in Tokyo hosted a limited Hello Kitty promotion with a special menu of drinks. Then, Hello Kitty shared her cafe with Monogatari for a collaboration leading into the New Year's Eve broadcast of a four-episode adaptation of Tsukimonogatari. Now, with a Owarimonogatari anime coming this fall, it's time for Kitty to meet Black Hanekawa. More after the jump.
Tanabata is a summer festival marking the annual meeting of lover deities Orihime and Hikoboshi. It's set for the seventh day of the seventh lunar month and celebrated with traditions tying strips of paper to bamboo, which are often set afloat on a river or burned after the festival. And, the tradition decorating Akihabara JR station with Monogatari messages continued this year.
Japanese fans have noticed that Hiroko Kazui's online resume is listing storyboard board work for Owarimonogatari along with Transformers: Robots in Disguise, Kōfuku Graffiti" Nisekoi, Maria the Virgin Witch among the 2015 productions. Kazui previously worked on Hanamonogatari.
The 11 episodes of Nisemonogatari and four episodes of Nekomonogatari (Black) are set to be collected in a new, limited Blu-ray box, released in Japan on July 8th for 30,240yen. Bonuses include new art by Akio Watanabe on the box and character commentary from light novel author Nisio Isin. The former has now been previewed. Get a look after the jump.
Anime character designer Akio Watanabe's cover art for the seventh Anime Monogatari Series Heroine book has now been previewed. The latest volume, set to be released 7.8, features a look at the Fire Sisters, with art, voice actress and animator interviews and more. It's all topped off by two new short stories from author of the original light novels, Nisio Isin. Sure to excite fans, they're titled "Tsukihi Brushing" and "Karen Brushing!"
Ready for donuts. Ready for 3D. But, not quite ready for the big screen. Even if there's still now news on the status of Shaft' project to "Koyomi Vamp" from Nisio Isin's third Monogatari, the Good Smile Company figure of Kizumonogatari's Kiss-Shot Acerola-Orion Heart-Under-Blade is now available for pre-order. Get a look after the jump.