On February 5th 2002, writer NisiOisiN made this novel debut with Zaregoto, Book 1: The Kubikiri Cycle. Among celebration festivities is "Nisio Isin Daijiten", which in Japanese reads as a pun combining the characters for "dictionary" and "exhibition". This week, previews included a look at anime character designer Akio Watanabe's art of Monogatari's Senjōgahara And Shinobu in elevator attendants uniforms, plus Zaregoto's Jun Aikawa.
The final couple of Kubikiri Cycle OVAs get delayed again. Hit the jump for the update.
The story of Koyomi Araragi and the iron-blooded, hot-blooded, cold-blooded vampire: Kiss-Shot Acerola-Orion Heart-Under-Blade got to its cold-blooded part in Kizumonogatari III: Reiketsu-hen, which opned Japanese theaters on January 6th. The distributors have figured that six weeks would be a good time for otaku to revisit the feature, so, February 11-17, theater goes can get a special A5 portrait of Araragi and Kiss-Shot.
Starting in January 2007, writer Nisio Isin and artist take released a series of 12 (13 with spinoff) light novels with their unique perspective on the historical wandering swordsman, titled Katanagatari. In January 2010, this would be adapted into a series of monthly, 50-minute anime episodes by a then-new White Fox (later Steins;Gate and Re:Zero). While the 10th anniversary has so far been rather understated, Take, then Nisio Isin, did take the opportunity to revist Yasuri Shichika and Togame.
Starting last month, the Shaft-produced eight-OVA series has been adapting Nisio Isin's (Monogatari, Medaka Box) and Take's (his illustator collaborator on Katanagatari) The Kubikiri Cycle. Volume 2 is still out November 30th. Then, as announced today, it gets a bit delayed, with an extra month's gap before volume 3. Get the details after the jump.
In Nisio Isin's and Take's The Kubikiri Cycle, the first book of the Zaregoto Series sees an exiled heiress gather the best minds of Japan to her remote island, including computer genius Kunagisa Tomo, accompanied by the book's unnamed narrator. Japan is getting an eight-OVA adaptation starting on October 26th, and North America is getting a new release of the book from Vertical. A first commercial is now promoting the former.
As Japan prepares to get a Shaft produced eight OVA adaptation of Nisio Isin's (Monogatari, Medaka Box) and Take's (his illustator collaborator on Katanagatari) The Kubikiri Cycle, Vertical has announced plans to release that light novel in the Zaregoto Series. More after the jump.
While visitors to the MadoGatari Tokyo Encore, celebrating the 40th anniversary of anime studio Shaft, got an early preview last weekend, a new trailer for the studio's eight Kubikiri Cycle OAV adaptation of Nisio Isin's (Monogatari, Medaka Box) first Zaregoto novel has now been published online. This features a first sample of theme "Cobolt World" by Sangatsu no Phantasia. Check it out after the jump.