According to Nisio Tsushin, Aniplex has announced that Shaft will animate all the Monogatari novel series of Nisio Isin. The director is Shinbo Akiyuki. Iwakami Atsuhiro, the producer of Aniplex, said the second season of the Monogatari series (see below) will be animated in two cours TV series. Since Nekomonogatari (Black) does not belong to the second season, it will be animated separately. Iwakami also said it's impossible to release the Kizumonogatari movie within this year. The premiere of the movie will be postponed.
Monogatari Series First Season: Bakemonogatari, Kizumonogatari, Nisemonogatari, Nekomonogatari: Kuro Second Season: Nekomonogatari: Shiro, Kabukimonogatari, Hanamonogatari, Otorimonogatari, Onimonogatari, Koimonogatari Final Season: Tsukimonogatari, Owarimonogatari, Zoku Owarimonogatari
Nisio Ishin's new novel "Himeiden" will be released on April 26th.
Can't wait. Nise had some rough spots, but i've been loving the Nekomonogatari novel so far, so really look forward to seeing that and Kizu animated. My expectations will be high for the rest of the seasons as well.
Yerocha said: I could have sworn this was announced a while ago. Or was it just kinda obvious they would stick together.
You must be talking about Shinbo's statement that he wanted to do all the Monogatari novels. This however is Aniplex official announcement that Shaft has given the ok for the whole endeavour. Sure, they can still plug the project at any point if it stops being profitable but the same can be said of many long-running series.
I'd rather any other kind of apocalypse, I hate the harem genre and Bakemonogatari pissed me off since it was presented as a supernatural mystery series and actually were just a pseudo-funny harem with bright boobs.
After Nisemonogatari ive lost most of my enthusiasm for the Monogatari series. I am hoping the other books are better.
If those upcoming adaptations are to be as pathetically dull and weak as Nisemono, then they'd better not bother producing them at all. Still, I dare to hope that they will prove to be at least on par with Bakemono - which was in fact quite decent.
But... yeah, we all know that milking the franchise will be reduced to creating fan-service-packed replicas without as much as a good story.