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First Kizumonogatari Film To Open In January 2016

It’s the last Monogatari until the next Monogatari!

Fans watching the first episode of Owarimonogatari received a bit of a surprise. The episode ended with an announcement that the upcoming Kizumonogatari anime project is slated to be a trilogy of films. The first film, Kizumonogatari I Tekketsu-hen (Kizumonogatari I: Blood and Iron) will open on January 8, 2016.

Tickets go on sale on October 9. Participating theaters will offer a bonus clear file with ticket purchases, while supplies last.

The second and third films, Kizumonogatari II Nekketsu-hen (Kizumonogatari II: Passionate Blood) and Kizumonogatari III Reiketsu-hen (Kizumonogatari III: Cold Blood) will screen at a later date.

Kizumonogatari 001 - 20151003The confirmed productions staff for Kizumonogatari I: Tekketsu-hen is as follows:

  • Original: Nisio Isin “Kizumonogatari” (Kodansha BOX)
  • Supervising Director: Akiyuki Shinbo
  • Director: Tatsuya Oishi
  • Character Design: Akio Watanabe, Morioka Hideyuki
  • Sound Director: Tsuruoka Yota
  • Music: Satoru Kōsaki
  • Animation Production: SHAFT
  • Production: Aniplex, Kodansha, SHAFT
  • Distributor: Toho Video Division

The film’s first four cast members were also unveiled:

  • Araragi Koyomi: Hiroshi Kamiya
  • Kiss-shot Acerola-orion Heart-under-blade : Maaya Sakamoto
  • Hanekawa Tsubasa: Yui Horie
  • Oshino Meme: Takahiro Sakurai

Source: Crunchyroll

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