Kizumonogatari I: Tekketsu-hen

Kizumonogatari Part 1: Iron-Blooded

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Synonyms: Koyomi Vamp
Japanese: 傷物語〈Ⅰ鉄血篇〉
English: Kizumonogatari Part 1: Iron-Blooded
German: Kizumonogatari I: Blut und Eisen
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 8, 2016
Producers: Aniplex, Kodansha
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: Shaft
Source: Light novel
Genres: ActionAction, MysteryMystery, SupernaturalSupernatural
Theme: VampireVampire
Duration: 1 hr. 4 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 8.371 (scored by 271096271,096 users)
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Ranked: #1952
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Popularity: #403
Members: 506,021
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Preliminary Spoiler
Feb 27, 2016
Shaft opens up with their Pro - GAME for the Kizumonogatari: Tekketsu-hen, Part 1 out of Three. The other two being Nekketsu-hen and Reiketsu-hen.

I've been a fan of The Monogatari Series for quite some time and honestly like every fan out there who seen this series back when this movie was being announced on 2011 - 2013 Gap. We've been SHAFTED 3 times after all and each one those hurt a lot for us fans.

I almost teared up as I found myself dumbfounded sitting down waiting for the show to finally begin. Suddenly filled myself with reminiscence of the entirety of the ...
Mar 5, 2016
It's getting increasingly hard to care about Shaft as an animation studio. Ever since Madoka Magica, they've done nothing but play it safe, churning out sequels to their popular stuff again and again until they became the anime studio version of Nintendo, whilst all their new IP have been so mediocre that with the exception of Nisekoi, nobody remembers them anymore. Not helping is the fact that after so many years, they STILL haven't ditched that outdated Shinbou-animation style that quite frankly looks about as exciting to watch as the same tech demo done on Unreal Engine. Sure it's pretty to look at, but it ...
Mar 14, 2016
Ok, I'm not sure what movie the majority of reviewers online watched, but Kizmonogatari (Part 1) was AWFUL. Basically it was boobs bouncing, Araragi sweating/screaming/running, and a bunch of 3D backgrounds that didn't look right with the 2D animated characters. It honestly feels like the creators said "Ok, time to stretch 20 minutes of plot into 60 minutes. Let's make Araragi gasp and scream and flail for a 20 minute scene." They wasted so much time under the guise of suspense that when the "thing" actually happened, I was bored, not intrigued or excited. By the time the movie actually got interesting, it was over. ...
Feb 29, 2016
Kizumonogatari Tekketsu-hen is a truly sublime experience, an expertly crafted intense mood piece that encapsulates the ideological perspectives and meanderings of the coming-of-age character, such as is Araragi Koyomi; this is all portrayed in a very bloody folklore/supernatural tale complete with limbless vampires, a deus ex machina Hawaiin shirt wearing dude, head-patting, burning corpses, porn magazines, train metaphors, lots of crows masquerading as metaphors, and through sexualized imagery of PANTIES!!!

In this light novel adaptation of NisiOisiN's popular series, Bakemonogatari director Oishi Tatsuya returns (!!!!!!) to present the true beginnings of the Monogatari series in cinematic form (a first in the long running series). It's ...
Jan 5, 2017
So before I start this my overall view of the show is that a fan of the monogatari series should see it but not pay any money for it because it is bad, really bad. As someone else said there actually 15-20 minutes of actual content stretched over one hour. The main impression the movie made on me was that of young art school student who tries to impress too much. So without delay these are my points against this movie:

1. the drawings are extremely different from the rest of the animes related to Monogatari. And different in a bad way. While in the rest ...
Feb 27, 2016
I remember right after watching the first episode of Owarimonogatari that the trailer for this movie had finally been released. It looked really good from what I could see, as expected of Shaft. However, it turned out that Kizumonogatari would be split into three movies which either meant that the studio was trying to do the story justice by giving the full adaptation. Or, that Shaft was simply only trying to milk the series for what it was worth giving the amount of hype built up over the last couple years. After watching the movie, I can gladly say it's more ...
Feb 5, 2017
After putting it off for so long and reading (and listening to) the Light Novel a few months ago, I am utterly disappointed and shocked by this first part of Kizumonogatari.

The amount of inconsistencies not just with the light novel original but also depictions and styles from the rest of the animated series is staggering. CG and hyperrealistic backdrops everywhere, and evencharacters are CG-animated in places.

Environments were changed for the heck of it, with no real point to them. Instead of having a localized lack of electricity around Kiss-shot on the street, we get almost a full-blown outage, just that she's lying in the subway ...
Mar 1, 2016
Mixed Feelings
Few spoilers ahead**

Kizumonogatari is something that's been teased by Shaft ever since the very first episode of Bakemonogatari (where the entire intro was basically a highly condensed version of this movie). Having read the novel the anime is based off of, I had some expectations, but I also knew that anime is a different medium from text and that Shaft tries to make full use of that in their adaptations.

To begin with, let's go over the positives of this movie. To be frank, every single aspect of this production was top-notch. The animation quality was a clear step-up, the CG replacing the usual flat ...
Mar 10, 2018
Kizumonogatari was probably the most original and entertaining story about vampires that I read in my life. I did not read much of them. But most were similar. And now finally we have a screen version of the novel.

What do we have here?
Characters designs ruined, ugly rotoscoping animation, irrelevant backgrounds work, monstrously prolonged scenes, they threw out half of the dialogues, but added lo-o-ong and absolutely pointless scenes and details that were not in the novel.

Apparently, this is an exhausted, long-running project, many times changed the director, and released from the consideration "just to finish it."
Or an eloquent demonstration of bad taste, lack of talent ...
Mar 12, 2016
Bloody Brilliant – Kizumonogatari Part 1

“SHAFT is perfect and creates nothing but masterpieces. Anyone who disagrees is wrong.”


I could watch this movie without any dialogue whatsoever and still be kept thoroughly engaged from beginning to end. That’s my untested hypothesis, of course. Needless to say, Kizumonogatari is visually stunning. Gorgeous. Magnificent. Ravishing. Sensational. Out of this world. I just want to keep listing off words to describe how fucking beautiful this movie looked. As is the SHAFT guarantee, there’s never a dull moment. Whether it be the playfully unique changing of camera angles to the cuts of text, or how it manages to take ...
Aug 16, 2016

"Welcome to a world of darkness," Shinobu tells Araragi as he just discovers his combustible vampirism.

In the first film of the trilogy, we explore the backstory of Araragi and Shinobu. Its been a long time coming, too, since their backstory has forever been teased but never fully fleshed out until this was released.

Admittedly, I was a little sad going into the film knowing it won't be a continuation of the jaw-dropping conclusion Koyomimonogatari had; but my sadness quickly vanished. Here we get the unreliably narrated first part of a story about Araragi meeting our favorite donut-loving vampire loli.


[PART 1] : An Explosive ...
Sep 18, 2016
Mixed Feelings
Kizumonogatari is the first and only installment of any -gatari series I've ever watched. Being very familiar with Shaft's production and somewhat familiar with the running theme of this series, it's not that I didn't think it'd be worth watching, it just wasn't a priority.
However, this prequel piqued my interest.

The animation is highly stylized with some scenes that were far more pleasing than others. Of my favorites were those featuring Kiss Shot who, putting it simply, just looked cool.
Overall, the animation is highly reminiscent of titles put out by Studio 4°C...10 plus years ago. To make matters worse, 4°C is hardly the ...
Sep 23, 2020
Kizumonogatari is, in short, "A story where no-one ends up happy.".

If you follow a Monogatari watch-guide, it'll tell you to either watch Kizumonogatari either after Bakemonogatari, the 1st season, or after Owarimonogatari, the 7th season. I personally chose the former, as this was the intended order for the story. And I do not regret that decision in any way.

Kizumonogatari, if I had to make an analogy, is the Cherry on top of an Ice-cream sundae, with that Ice-cream sundae being Bakemonogatari. There's just something about the grimness and style shown in Kizu, that just works so well in contrast to the dream-like, care-freeness of Bake. ...
May 13, 2020
Mixed Feelings
The first Kizumonogatari movie can be summed up succinctly in two phrases: pretent- ahem arthouse, and a virgin's perverse wet dream. The art is certainly atmospheric, weaving in the bold color panels and shadow crush the Monogatari series is known for with creatively placed textures and CGI; parts of it seem lifted out of print media together with the moire. The animation is distorted, movements exaggerated -- emotional, to make up for the lack of characterization. It feels very similar to Mind Game, directed by the Masaaki Yuasa of Tatami Galaxy fame. Masaaki is not associated with this work.

It doesn't help that it incorporates frames ...
Jul 30, 2016
SO YEAH. I've watched the Kizumonogatari series. Not in the Cinema. Or brought the DVD from the DVD store and shit. But I've watched it on kissanime today, July 30 2016.

And due to seeing people getting extremely disappointed with the film for being too short, for having only 7-10 things happening in the first film, and in the entire 1 hour and 3 min. In term of the scenario, situation, or the interaction scene between characters. It's justifiable for those to criticize this movie for being mediocre, or slow pacing to the point where you would feel like the long wait for the kizumonogatari series ...
Mar 22, 2016
Okay, I'll start by saying that there is a lot to say about this movie because it is so vastly different from everything else in the Monogatari series:

First thing you'll definitely notice - The animation:

Character designs:
The character designs in this movie very much resemble those in Mekakucity Actors, in the way that they lose their sheen and smooth polish used in the anime series. Personally I think this is actually pretty neat, there isn't much change from the characters characteristics apart from Hanekawa being even more well-endowed (if you think this is a problem you're lying to yourself). The only complaint I had was the ...
Mar 5, 2016
Mixed Feelings
Engaging, self-aware, dialogue driven: These are the three things to best describe the Monogatari Series, and this film carries those themes well. Not once was I bored from certain events that took place, be it a stroll by the river or an over-emphasized internal conflict (something we've seen a lot by now in this show).

Quite honestly, there isn't much to say beyond this. It's unfortunate, but the film isn't very long and nothing happens that I didn't already know about from watching the series, so the film in itself is like one giant exposition. That is not to say it isn't a boring exposition, but ...
Jun 17, 2019
I’m in a unique position, in relation to how people usually view this franchise. I’ve seen pretty much nothing of Monogatari as a series, sans a few early episodes of Bakemonogatari. All I know is that Kizu takes place at the very start of the series, and features a somewhat different style and approach the series overall. I'd heard about how good the Kizumonogatari films were meant to be, and I've always been a little drawn to anime films rather then TV series - so, I dove in, expecting just a feature-length version of what I'd seen in Bakemonogatari.

Man, Kizumonogatari is really something different.

The biggest ...
Sep 1, 2016
Kizumonogatari I: Tekketsu-hen. This review will be based on the movie itself, in it's entirety, as a movie. Not it's production studio, nor the sexual themes that everyone loves to talk about. Yes, Kizumonogatari people, and I'll try to keep this short.

Honestly speaking, if your even thinking of watching this at all, the most likely reason would be that you enjoyed Monogatari series. This movie stays true to the visual enigma it has been through various adaptations. For me, it has the best visuals out of all the other adaptations to date. The character design was excellent, still looked like the good ol' characters we ...
Aug 23, 2016
Just so you know this is going to ge an extremly one-sided review

That beeing said, let me start:

As a person, who has already seen the other seasons of the monogatari franchise, I could already kind of guess what will come to me.
Plus I had already read the book.
First I was a bit sad by the fact that there will be 3 Films and thought they will strech the story, but that was a completly unreasonable fear. They pretty much put every scene of the book, well... around the first 3rd of it, into that anime.
Of course they had adjusted it here and there, so it ...
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