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“Zoku Owarimonogatari ” Anime Gets New Trailer & Visual

It’s the last project before the next project. Get hype!

Earlier today, the official Monogatari franchise website updated with a new visual and trailer for the upcoming Zoku Owarimonogatari anime. We break the details down below.


The 90-second teaser recaps the events of the Owarimonogatari anime series before flashing through all the previous Monogatari anime adaptations. The trailer ends with a confirmation that Zoku Owarimonogatari will debut in 2018.

Key Visual

The image features the lead character standing in the center of a black abyss. Portraits of characters appear in shattered glass shards that are moving toward the camera.

As of press time, no details are known on Zoku Owarimonogatari aside from its 2018 premiere window.

The title will adapt NisiOisin’s Zoku Owarimonogatari novel, which hit reatilers in 2014. The series was billed as the end of the franchise’s “final season” when it hit retailers, though it included a teaser for Monogatari Series, Next Season Tsugimonogatari. Since its release, NisiOisin released four “Off Season” books:

  • Orokamonogatari
  • Wazamonogatari
  • Nademonogatari
  • Musubimonogatari

The first “Monster Season” novel, titled Shinobumonogatari shipped to stores in July of this year.

Owarimonogatari received two anime “seasons.” The first was a typical anime TV series, which aired in the Fall 2015 broadcast season. The sequel, Owarimonogatari Season 2, was a series of TV specials, which aired in Fall 2017.

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.

Aniplex of America currently holds the rights to the Monogatari anime franchise, while Vertical is releasing the novel series in English.

Source: Otakomu

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