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. And, with it now wrapped up, the leaders from Madoka Magica, Monogatari and the rest were revealed. See who came out on top after the jump.
Back in January, Wazamonogatari, the latest entry in the popular Monogatari light novel series written by Nisio Isin and illustrated by Vofan, revealed that a another pair of Monogatari light novels were scheduled to be released by Kodansha in 2016: Nademonogatari ("Caressing Story"), then Musubimonogatari ("Binding Story"). Spotted promo material now has a sunny looking Nade slated for July. More after the jump.
Aniplex is really getting into the whole vinyl craze. After offering a record of βiοs＜MK＋nZk Version>／Ω GUILTY CROWN ORIGINAL TRACKS in March, they're going analog again for a Kizumonogatari Part 1: Tekketsu Background Music Collection, feauring Satoru Kousaki's score on a double-sized 12 inch record, with illustrated jacket. More after the jump.
Being previewed at the Nagoya MadoGatari exhibit and Ufotable Cinema, the Aniplex+ goods division is presenting the Chara Forme chibi figures of Kizumonogatari Part 1: Tekketsu's Kiss-shot Acerola-orion Heart-under-blade and Fate/Grand Order's Shielder / Mashu/Matthew (both appear in official material) Kyrielite. Get a look after the jump.
Aniplex wraps up the last run of Owarimonogatari anime and the "Shinobu Mail" story this week with the release of the three episode fifth Blu-ray/DVD. Bonus features on the limited edition Blu-ray include a music collection CD and new character commentary from series author Nishio Ishin. Along with the release was a look at its digipak art by anime character designer Akio Watanabe. 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 stop, May 4-8 engagement. A countdown over the last week has lead to debut of a new, now completed Madoka Magica x Monogatari visual. Check it out after the jump.
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.
After 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 stop. Tickets go on sale April 8th for the May 4-8 engagement, and to raise the excitement that much higher, a new Madoka Magica x Monogatari visual, featured on limited merchandise, has been previewed. Get a look after the jump.
This April, Monogatari's Araragi family, particularly the sisters and little vampire buddy, are the subject of a new prize lottery from Bandai's Ichiban Kuji. The "Koyomi no Hokori" (since it's Monogatari, there's word play, but it can be read as Koyomi's Pride), boasts figures of the girls, but sure to command some attention, and the subject of an online puzzle, is a darling quartet of rubber ducks.
Nekketsu-hen, the second part of the three anime movie trilogy adaptation of Nisio Isin's Kizumonogatari prequel novels opens this summer, and to reflect this, the project site has been updated to showcase its visual and commercial. Get a look after the jump.
The Japanese Blu-ray/DVD release of "Tekketsu-hen," the first part of the three-part anime film adaptation of Nisio Isin's Kizumonogatari novel, has been scheduled for July 27th, and a new commercial is getting the hype kindled up nice and early. You could say that Araragi couldn't contain his excitement. Get a look after the jump.
With Owarimonogatari volume 3 - Sodachi Lost hitting Japanese Blu-ray on February 24th, the series site has been updated with a promo featuring Marina Inoue and Hiroshi Kamiya's opening, along with a look at Akio Watanabe's cover for volume 4, "Shinobu Mail" - due March 23rd. Get a look after the jump.