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Yesterday, Aniplex of America announced that Owarimonogatari‘s second season will stream exclusively on Crunchyroll. The series kicked off on the platform today.
Owarimonogatari Season 2 is a series of TV specials that adapts the third light novel in the franchise. The show will air for two hours on August 12 and 13, for a total run-time of four hours. Crunchyroll will stream the series outside of Japan before all other outlets. Afterwards, Amazon’s Anime Strike will carry the title.
The main cast and crew from the first season will returning to work on the project.
Akiyuki Shinbo (Sayonara, Zetsubou-sensei, Puella Magi Madoka Magica) served as Chief Director on Owarimonogatari‘s first season, with Tomoyuki Itamura (Monogatari Series Second Season, Tsukimonogatari) taking the director’s chair at Shaft. Akio Watanabe (Bakemonogatari, The World God Only Knows) provided character designs, while Shinbo and Fuyashi Tou (Nisekoi, Bakemonogatari) collaborated on series composition.
The voice cast on the project included:
- Koyomi Araragi: Hiroshi Kamiya
- Ougi Oshino: Kaori Mizuhashi
- Sodachi Oikura: Marina Inoue
- Hitagi Senjōgahara: Chiwa Saito
- Nadeko Sengoku (ep 5): Kana Hanazawa
- Suruga Kanbaru: Miyuki Sawashiro
- Yotsugi Ononoki: Saori Hayami
- Izuko Gaen: Satsuki Yukino
- Tsubasa Hanekawa: Yui Horie
- Classmate (ep 1): Aoi Koga
- Classmate (ep 1): Arisa Date
- Classmate (ep 1): Chiaki Mori
- Classmate (ep 1): Emiko Takeuchi
- Classmate (ep 1): Hinata Tadokoro
- Classmate (ep 1): Norihito Hase
- Classmate (ep 1): Reiō Tsuchida
- Classmate (ep 1): Sōshirō Hori
- Classmate (ep 1): Takaaki Uchino
- Classmate (ep 1): Yuki Minami
Aniplex of America currently holds the domestic rights to Owarimonogatari. They describe the series as:
During the month of October of his third year in high school, Koyomi Araragi is introduced to a transfer student named Ougi Oshino by his underclassman Kanbaru Suruga.
Ougi tells Koyomi that she has something she wishes to consult with him. When she draws the map of Naoestu High School, she finds something peculiar on the map of Naoetsu High School she draws.
This discovery reveals a tale that wasn’t meant to be told, and this makes Koyomi’s high school life totally different.
This is the story that brings to light “what” makes Koyomi Araragi.
This is the story that reveals the “beginning” of everything.
Source: Twitter (aniplexUSA)