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.
A couple of specifics in Monogatari-verse have been nailed down recently, with release dates attached to the next of Nisio Isin's modern folklore mystery novels and the next of the prequel's anime movie adaptations. Get a look after the jump.
While the extended four-city MadoGatari exhibit tour, celebrating the 40th anniversary of anime studio SHAFT, wrapped up early last month, the girls from Shaft's two post popular anime have evidently remained friends. Monogatari's Hitagi Senjōgahara and Madoka Magica's Madoka Kaname swap outfits for a pair of interlocking prize figures. 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. 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.