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.
February 22nd (2/22) is Neko no Hi ("Cat Day") in Japan due to an alternate reading of the date that resembles a cat saying "nyan nyan nyan." The Twitter account for Nisio Isin-based anime celebrated with Monogatari's Tsubasa Hanekawa giving a shout to to car maker's Nissan "Knock Knock Cats" campaign, which encourages drivers to tap on their car before starting it to protect cats who might be warming themselves on or in the vehicle.
Along with December's print version of NISIOISIN and Vofan's Monogatari's prequel novel KIZUMONOGATARI: Wound Tale, Vertical has an audio book version coming this spring, along with one of Attack on Titan light novel The Harsh Mistress of the City. A reader listing has been spotted with Erik Kimerer as Araragi, Christina Vee as Kissshot and Hanekawa and Keith Silverman as Oshino. More after the jump.
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.
To celebrate its 40th anniversary, Japanese animation studio Shaft, Inc. presented an art exhibition called "Madogatar." The event ran at Tokyo's 3331 Arts Chiyoda November 27 to December 2, 2015, followed by stops at Osaka December 22-27, at Herbis Hall, then Sapporo February 9-14th at Sapporo Factory Hall. That latest look at this final stop is a preview of the Valentine's Card and clearfiles that will be offered.
To celebrate its 40th anniversary, Japanese animation studio Shaft, Inc. presented an art exhibition called "Madogatari" that combines two of their most popular anime properties. The event ran at Tokyo November 27 to December 2, 2015, followed by stops at Osaka December 22-27 then Sapporo February 9-14th at Sapporo Factory Hall, at the tail end of the 67th annual Snow Festival. The visual for the final part of this trilogy has now been revealed.