March 12th is voice actress Saito Chiwa's birthday! While she does not turn 17 years old like others, her skill in voice acting is widely appreciated! Her roles include Akemi Homura of Puella Magi Madoka Magica and Senjogahara Hitagi of Bakemonogatari. Click to see who else Chiwa voices!
GraPhig line of paper figures has revealed the line's #177-181, featuring the girls of Nisemonogatari and 161-165, featuring the boys of Kuroko's Basketball. The 11cm figures take about 10 minutes to assemble without glue, and retail for 630yen ($7). While the Nisemonogatari ones are carried by plenty of retailers for April release, Kuroko's Basketball are exclusive to Animate and Mekke! Get a look after the jump.
In an online streaming panel, Aniplex USA laid out their release plans for Blu-ray releases of Nisemonogatari and Oreimo. The former is due February 26th for $149.98 while the latter arrives the 27th for $329.98. More after the jump.
Previously previewed at Comiket 83, Max Factory's Good Smile Company distributed Sword Art Online Asuna figma is now available for pre-order ahead of its June release and viewable in full. Meanwhile, Good Smile Company's Mika-tan blog has posted previews and commentaries for their 1/8th scale Nisemonogatari Karen Araragi and large (41cm) Kuroko Shirai & Mikoto Misaka: Bunny Ver. Getet a look after the jump.
A spread in the new February issue of Japanese anime magazine Newtype has outlined Shaft's plans for the Monogatari 2nd Season anime adaptation of Nisio Isin's fantasy light novel series. The follow up to Bakemonogatari, Nisemonogatari will run a half year starting in July with Madoka Magica's Akiyuki Shinbo back at the helm, Fuyashi Tou back helping with the scripts, and the cast returning. More after the jump.
Japanese anime fans are getting a nice New Year's treat with a special airing of the latest adaptation of Nisio Isin's *monogatari supernatural series. The TV presentation of SHAFT's Nekomongatari (Black) anime airs December 31st before March and April Blu-ray releases. The latest look is a bit brief, but as you'd expect from one of Shaft's adaptation, the aesthetic is quite nice. Get a look after the jump.
Prequel Kizumonogatari might be delayed, but we'll still be getting more anime adaptations of Nisio Isin's *monogatari supernatural series soon. A special TV presentation of SHAFT's Nekomongatari (Black) anime airs December 31st before March and April Blu-ray releases. Meanwhile, Newtype reports a that Zenmonogatari, the "second season," will likely begin next fall. More after the jump.
Bandai Premium, the official online store for BANDAI items, has started accepting pre-orders for Bandai Candy Toy's new line "COLLECTAGE", 45mm tall PVC figures with a color stage shaped base. The first set features the deformed characters from the popular anime series Tiger & Bunny. Check the lovely figures after the jump!
Good news, Twister fans. Bakemonogatari/Nisemonogatari's Nadeko Sengoku is headed to North America courtesy of an Ani*Statue series statue from Kotobukiya. The 1/8th scale, 7-inch-tall cutie is schedule to be imported in December. Get a look after the jump.
Released this spring, Parasol's bishoujo game Koiimo SWEET☆DAYS follows a a guy with one older sister and two younger ones, transferred to a girl's boarding school so that the institution can try out gender coeducation. Its opening is pretty straight forward, which is probably why fan video editors have used it to mash-up just about everything. See the staggering results after the jump.
After recently scheduling a figma of Nisemonogatari's Karen Araragi for October release, Good Smile Company has now revealed Koyomi and Tsukihi for November. Meanwhile, quesQ has Ueda Hajime versions of Senjougahara Hitagi and Hachikuji Mayoi in non-scale painted ABS also scheduled for November. Get a look after the jump.
Tanabata is a traditional summer festival marking the annual meeting of lover deities Orihime and Hikoboshi. It's set for the seventh day of the seventh lunar month, or July 7 of the Gregorian calendar. So, see anime characters from Madoka Magica and Nisemonogatari put on their yukata and celebrate after the jump.