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May 5, 2016 8:39 AM

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A special page on author NisiOisiN's official website has announced an anime project of the Zaregoto light novel series.

Zaregoto was originally published between 2002 and 2005 by Kodansha for a total of nine volumes. Del Rey Manga published the first two volumes in English in 2008 and 2010. The first volume, Kubikiri Cycle, is the winner of the 23rd Mephisto Prize, a literary award for unpublished genre fiction novels. The series also placed first in the 2006 Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! (This Light Novel is Amazing!) rankings in Light Novels category.

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The story revolves around the protagonist "I" and the murders and mysteries he encounters. He tries in vain to stay out of the story, but instead he always gets dragged into the center of everything. Even though it seems that he contributes a lot, he always finds out that whatever he did was meaningless in the end.

Official site: http://purelove.ni.siois.in/

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May 5, 2016 8:39 AM

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Yay, glad to see this getting an anime adaptation. No staff announced yet but I full expect Shaft as the studio.
 
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May 5, 2016 8:40 AM
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OMFG HYPE!!! Not even a new season of Monogatari can be this exciting!!! Here comes NisiOisiN's best work, finally in animated form!

Now, hopefully the spin-offs Ningen Series and Saikyou Series will follow suit before long.
 
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May 5, 2016 8:40 AM

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leeeeeeeeeeeeeets go <3

Been wanting to see this series ever since I knew who Nisio is.
 
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May 5, 2016 8:41 AM

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My fave Nisio work.
Oh my. OH MY! I need something to hold on to.
 
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May 5, 2016 8:42 AM

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While the announcement of the anime is great, I'm far more hyped for the novels getting e-book editions since now I will actually be able to own them.
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The story revolves around the protagonist "I"


I wonder where I've seen this before? That anime turned out to be quite the fascinating watch.
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May 5, 2016 8:43 AM

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I've heard this is good stuff.
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May 5, 2016 8:44 AM

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I am totally stoked for this.
The LNs are truly great.
 
May 5, 2016 8:45 AM

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Good news, I liked the first two novels but the rest never got an official English release so I haven't (and won't) read them. Hopefully this show will go past that point at least. I've gotten tired of Monogatari but am still excited for this.


 
May 5, 2016 8:45 AM
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Great news :D

Hopefully it's a complete adaptation.
 
May 5, 2016 8:47 AM

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Lol was about to start reading the novel, guess that's a really good new.
 
May 5, 2016 8:47 AM

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Nickienator said:
Good news, I liked the first two novels but the rest never got an official English release so I haven't (and won't) read them. Hopefully this show will go past that point at least. I've gotten tired of Monogatari but am still excited for this.


There are really good fan-translations of volumes 3-5.
Volume 6 is being worked at.
 
May 5, 2016 8:48 AM

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Shaft studio is in the source code its basically confirmed
 
May 5, 2016 8:48 AM

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So glad my favourite Nisio novel is finally getting an anime, especially since the translations are pretty much dead. Hoping that it gets a good team to work on this (it'll be interesting to see how they adapt Take's unconventional designs into anime format) and maybe a complete adaptation that both Katanagatari and the Monogatari series have been received.
 
May 5, 2016 8:49 AM

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Hopefully this will be better than Katanagatari, since it was kind of crappy.


I enjoy the Monogatari franchise though, so I'll keep my eyes on this one.
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Finally an actual good light novel is getting anime adaptation.
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May 5, 2016 8:53 AM

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YES. YES YES YESSS.


Was just wondering few weeks back why this has yet to get adapted but FUCK YEA.
The fact that it is 99% surely shaft is even better.
 
May 5, 2016 8:53 AM

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Dessembrae said:
Nickienator said:
Good news, I liked the first two novels but the rest never got an official English release so I haven't (and won't) read them. Hopefully this show will go past that point at least. I've gotten tired of Monogatari but am still excited for this.


There are really good fan-translations of volumes 3-5.
Volume 6 is being worked at.

I know there's fan translations, which is why I added (and won't). I only read manga/novels I bought on paper. Thanks for pointing it out anyway, though.


 
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Shaft will probably the studio behind this but I wonder if they'll get Oishi to direct this. He's going to be done with the Kizu movies this year anyway.
 
May 5, 2016 8:55 AM

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Sounds like Shaft will work on this one
 
May 5, 2016 8:56 AM

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Was too afraid to hope this from just the countdown...Guess we can finally start the Hype...
 
May 5, 2016 9:00 AM

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I suppose I'll check this out. :P
 
May 5, 2016 9:05 AM

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BOYYYYY IT'S LIT!! Right when I started reading the first volume, too lol

Been hearing from multiple people this is Nisio Isin's best work (which is a big claim considering how amazing Katanagari and MSS were) so I'm expecting greatness. Hopefully the artstyle stays the same.
 
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FINALLY!!! Jun Aikawa can finally shine in animation!!!!!
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May 5, 2016 9:07 AM
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Don't know much about it but heard it's pretty good

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May 5, 2016 9:10 AM

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IF this becomes a megahit like Monogatari we can surely see more of the spin off adaptions come to life.

If they can fit Zaregoto into 2 or 3 cour and its a hit I want to see Ningen Series then Saikyou series
 
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I have heard good things about this novel in the past. Some claim it's NisiO's best piece of literature in his career as a writer. As a Monogatari fan, I am excited. I am hopeful that we will get a full adaptation! SHAFT pls.

 
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Gensan said:
Lol was about to start reading the novel, guess that's a really good new.


I don't think it's fully translated though. Anyway hyped abt this, heard only good things.

It's probably by shaft, http://purelove.ni.siois.in/

In the code:
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Bold: Nisio Isin Anime Project, Aniplex, Shaft, Jinrui Saikyou Series, Zaregoto Series
 
May 5, 2016 9:24 AM
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shanimebib said:
Some claim it's NisiO's best piece of literature in his career as a writer.

"Some claim" doesn't do it justice. Zaregoto is the only work by NisiOisiN to have won the Mephisto Prize, a prestigious literature award usually given to mystery novels. Also noteworthy that it was his debut work.
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May 5, 2016 9:25 AM

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strider98 said:
Gensan said:
Lol was about to start reading the novel, guess that's a really good new.


I don't think it's fully translated though. Anyway hyped abt this, heard only good things.
I'm fine with that though, especially since they announce the E-book format.

btw nice avatar.
 
May 5, 2016 9:25 AM
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Sounds interesting. I'll give it a go then.
 
May 5, 2016 9:26 AM

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White fox did a good job with Katanagatari! But i prefer Shaft :3
 
May 5, 2016 9:28 AM

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Strong synopsis. Is it similar to the monogatari series then?
 
May 5, 2016 9:33 AM

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Things that I expected: Not this
 
May 5, 2016 9:34 AM
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Seems good. Looking forward to it
 
May 5, 2016 9:36 AM

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FireEmblemIke24 said:
The story revolves around the protagonist "I"


I wonder where I've seen this before? That anime turned out to be quite the fascinating watch.


YST maybe I guess?
 
May 5, 2016 9:45 AM
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Heard good things about this actually, might check this out considering its by NisioIsin. Now I have seen most of his anime works, except for Medaka Box, but I will see how it goes to be fair.
 
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NisioIsin&shaft best combo
I'm totally gonna watch this
Please let Oishi direct this
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monali said:
NisioIsin&shaft best combo
I'm totally gonna watch this
Please let Oishi direct this
I would love for him to adapt a full 26 episode Zaregoto series would be the best choice. Plus this man needs to do something after Kizu. In fact other than Shinbou he is the best director they have.
 
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Hope A-1 picks this up as they're the most experienced with LN adaptations.
 
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arsonal said:
shanimebib said:
Some claim it's NisiO's best piece of literature in his career as a writer.

"Some claim" doesn't do it justice. Zaregoto is the only work by NisiOisiN to have won the Mephisto Prize, a prestigious literature award usually given to mystery novels. Also noteworthy that it was his debut work.

Well it would be hard for any of his other works to win the Mephisto Prize since only writers who haven't been published yet can be eligible to win it.
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It's been a long time since I read this LN.
Glad to see Zaregoto got anime adaptation.

NisioIsin probably the most profitable LN Writers in Japan for now along with Reki Kawahara.

Maybe Shaft will animated this, if it's not them I hope White Fox for another choice.
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moodie said:
monali said:
NisioIsin&shaft best combo
I'm totally gonna watch this
Please let Oishi direct this
I would love for him to adapt a full 26 episode Zaregoto series would be the best choice. Plus this man needs to do something after Kizu. In fact other than Shinbou he is the best director they have.


I kind of doubt they would go 26 episodes for the first series.
One cour is the most likely, since a safer bet as investments go.
 
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Fuck yeah. Great news. Was expecting it, now its official. So, can we expect the same character design as in Katanagatari? What do you guys think?
 
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Dessembrae said:
moodie said:
I would love for him to adapt a full 26 episode Zaregoto series would be the best choice. Plus this man needs to do something after Kizu. In fact other than Shinbou he is the best director they have.


I kind of doubt they would go 26 episodes for the first series.
One cour is the most likely, since a safer bet as investments go.
Doubt Aniplex would be worried. Looking at previous success they probably wanna go all out to get a good product for a great return.
 
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Remind me when the anime entry is approved so I can put it on my PTW :D
 
May 5, 2016 10:16 AM

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So, can we expect the same character design as in Katanagatari? What do you guys think?

Katanagatari nailed it as far as the character designs went.

It'll be hard to tear away from that expectation., so i'm hoping whoever's in charge of character designs this time around willl be able to replicate it just as well.
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Wow didn't expect this tbh. Guess I'll have to finnaly start reading it (been lying around my PTR for awhile).
 
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Wow not another Sol or ecchi or Fujobait
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im hyped , hope is more than 24 ep
 
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