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New Anime Katana Gatari Announced [Update]

by dtshyk
Nov 28, 2008 11:31 PM | 22 Comments
According to the cover note of Nishio Ishin's light novel "Maniwa Gatari", his light novel "Katana Gatari" will be animated.

Source: Honya Town

Synopsis:

Katana Gatari novel book on Amazon

It was already announced that an anime based on Nishio's another light novel "Bakemonogatari" will be produced by Shaft.

This news will be updated when the larger version of the cover note is available.

Edited on Dec 1st=========
Kodansha website has a little bit larger image. It reads "Details will be given in January 2009." A "Nishio Ishin Anime" website opened and it's counting down for something. The countdown is due to end on January 1st 2009.

Source: Kodansha
Source: Nishio Ishin Anime Official website

Update
According to the handbill of Kodansha BOX, Katanagatari anime is a twelve volume OVA series. The first volume will be released in January 2010 and new volumes will be out every month.

Key illustration of Katanabatari

Staff
Director: Motonaga Keitaro ("School Days", "Tayutama -Kiss on my Deity-")
Series Organizer: Uezu Makoto
Character Designer & Animation Director: Kawada Takeshi ("Gokujou Seitokai")
Production Studio: WHITE FOX ("Tears to Tiara")

Source: Scan of the handbill

20 of 22 Comments Recent Comments

Wow the trailer seemed amazing and the music was very good indeed.....

The weird socket-less eyes put me off a little but the trailer changed everything...want to watch :( .Airs on 25th...too late. All the awesome animes are airing like the end of the month..

Jan 5, 2010 2:29 PM by Valentiln

sounds intresting^^

Jan 5, 2010 1:28 PM by Puali_huntess

must see this one

Jan 5, 2010 3:09 AM by isekai

Too bad it will last for whole year :/ It really looks promising.

Nov 9, 2009 11:43 PM by viesiu

Depending on the seiyuu cast, I might or might not watch it..

Nov 9, 2009 10:32 PM by Kira01

Looking forward to this. Even if it ends up being a bust, at least it's short.

Nov 9, 2009 8:01 PM by Retro8bit

The director is not my favorite but hoping this anime be a decent show

Nov 9, 2009 12:50 AM by Kagura89

Not impressed with other works of this director but I hope this one's good.

Nov 8, 2009 9:47 PM by kokuro

Horrible director but if Bakemonogatari and Medaka Box is any indication Nishio Ishin will give him great source material to work with.

Jul 21, 2009 3:31 AM by Westlo

Kira01 said:
I just hope that the character designs of the anime won't be like the ones on the novel cover.
Even though I know it's a personal taste this, take (the artist for Katanagatari and Zaregoto) is very talented and popular in japan, so in all likely hood, it will be something like that.

Nov 29, 2008 8:42 PM by rah-rah

I just hope that the character designs of the anime won't be like the ones on the novel cover.

Nov 29, 2008 6:31 PM by Kira01

Sounds like it'll be worth checking out

Nov 29, 2008 2:18 PM by internetotaku

I'll be looking into this one for sure. The art style confuses me, I'm not sure if I like it or if I don't... Who knows they may draw the show completely different, even if they don't it might look better animated and whatnot.

Nov 29, 2008 1:14 PM by UTK

I'm thinking it will come out late winter or middle spring :) anyone agree?

Nov 29, 2008 12:03 PM by Rei_12

I'm liking the sound of this.

Nov 29, 2008 9:12 AM by Monkey_D_Luffy

Plate said:

Read the article again, this time with glasses on

/sulks in corner.

Well...I'm sure it'll be good anyway.

Nov 29, 2008 3:42 AM by LolitaDecay

Holy shit this is awesome on a stick. First Bakemonogatari and now this. What's next, Zaregoto? Then agian, that may be too awesome to animate but hey, this is great news~

Nov 29, 2008 2:30 AM by rah-rah

Plate said:

Rweck said:
Nice, made me interested on it as well since it will be produced by SHAFT. Hoping to see the airdate soon =3


Read the article again, this time with glasses on


Whoa! My bad didn't noticed it was from another series, but still gonna look out for this one.

Nov 29, 2008 2:07 AM by Rweck

LolitaDecay said:
Oh wow, SHAFT doing an historical series?
Now this will be worth watching.

Rweck said:
Nice, made me interested on it as well since it will be produced by SHAFT. Hoping to see the airdate soon =3


Read the article again, this time with glasses on

Nov 29, 2008 1:37 AM by Plate

Oh wow, SHAFT doing an historical series?
Now this will be worth watching.

Nov 29, 2008 1:32 AM by LolitaDecay

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