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Light Novel Kizumonogatari To Be Animated

by dtshyk
Jul 27, 2010 10:19 PM | 204 Comments
According to Aniplex's announcement attached to Nekomonogatari novel, light novel Kizumonogatari, the prequel to Bakemonogatari, was announced to get an anime adaptation. Official site of Bakemonogatari confirms the news.

Key illustration of Kizumonogatari (by Watanabe Akio)

Kodansha will release five more "Monogatari' novel series.
Dec 2010 Keimonogatari: Mayoi Jiang Shi (Kashimonogatari? Katamonogatari?)
Mar 2011 Hanamonogatari: Suruga Devil
Jun 2011 Otorimonogatari: Nadeko Medousa
Sep 2011 Onimonogatari: Shinobu Time
Dec 2011 Koimonogatari: Hitagi End

Sources: Scan of the handout, Scan2

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They are really milking the hell out of this series. Which I don't mind. It's one of the few things that are good going on in anime. And one of the rare occasions where I don't mind the Japanese voices.

Nov 13, 2013 4:42 PM by MajinSaga

Is there any news on a date?

Sep 1, 2012 2:11 PM by wodahs20

Can't wait.

Aug 26, 2012 6:03 AM by Hyunckel

YYYEESSSSSSSSSSSS.

Can't wait.

Aug 14, 2012 1:20 PM by MEH--

Darkness44 said:
Haokan said:
omg I'm so insanely excited for this I can't even breathe.

We finally get to see Araragi's full powers omg. AND we get to see him not get his ass kicked so-that-he-wont-accidentally-unshackle-his-powers and beat the shit out of everyone. Jesus it's going to be one sexy movie.

We get to see the instantaneous regeneration, super strength and the transformations ;-; omg

Plus we get to see the character designs for Shinobu's first subordinate(maybe?) episode, dramaturgie, and guillotinecutter.

I'm excited to see Shinobu be a badass and all but I'm used to her epicness. I'm ready for some Koyomi action...

If it makes you feel any better, you can watch the first 5-7 min. of the first episode in Bakemonogatari to get hyped up as well.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8kIJbHANgs&list=FLha9DgCEoMFChHaduSXUaYg&index=9&feature=plpp_video

I already like the char. designs of dramaturgie, episode, and guillotinecutter here the most.

As long as we get Kizumonogatari at some point in the future just makes me more than happy. I just wish more publishers can hurry up and license this series as well as other LNs I've wanted to read as a book for so long now. :(


Yeah I saw that... and there's also another trailer I saw but I'm not sure if it's official/has been posted here already but:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAnyT2G0-og

and yeah the char designs are pretty amazing. Episode looks so classy lol.

The whole "fanbase being happy just because they are animating Kizumonogatari" seems to be what Shaft is banking on with the whole on hold deal... :'(

Also, personally, I don't think they'll be able to fit too many books in the next monogatari season. It's so much information... so I think it'll end up either having missing information or just awkward timing like Tsukihi Phoenix. Or.... it'll end up being one hell of a long project to finish with tons of seasons. Lol

Aug 2, 2012 4:01 AM by Haokan

Haokan said:
omg I'm so insanely excited for this I can't even breathe.

We finally get to see Araragi's full powers omg. AND we get to see him not get his ass kicked so-that-he-wont-accidentally-unshackle-his-powers and beat the shit out of everyone. Jesus it's going to be one sexy movie.

We get to see the instantaneous regeneration, super strength and the transformations ;-; omg

Plus we get to see the character designs for Shinobu's first subordinate(maybe?) episode, dramaturgie, and guillotinecutter.

I'm excited to see Shinobu be a badass and all but I'm used to her epicness. I'm ready for some Koyomi action...

If it makes you feel any better, you can watch the first 5-7 min. of the first episode in Bakemonogatari to get hyped up as well.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8kIJbHANgs&list=FLha9DgCEoMFChHaduSXUaYg&index=9&feature=plpp_video

I already like the char. designs of dramaturgie, episode, and guillotinecutter here the most.

As long as we get Kizumonogatari at some point in the future just makes me more than happy. I just wish more publishers can hurry up and license this series as well as other LNs I've wanted to read as a book for so long now. :(

Aug 1, 2012 5:04 PM by Darkness44

Haokan said:
Yeah I know unfortunately. But the good news is that apparently the "sequel" is going to be called Zenmonogatari and will be a collection of the novels after Nisemonogatari.

And those novels are pretty damn epic. Sooo much character development it's not even funny. The entire story changes completely and even after that you get to hear stories from different char's point of view. Koyomi's POV gets boring after a while really.

So I'm willing to hold off on seeing Koyomi's epic break in exchange to see all the other chars doing epic things (Nadeko saidjsaikjdaik)


Hm, Zenmonogatari? I wonder how many they can fit into one season, I thought they'd do Neko black + white together in one season but then it doesn't make sense that it isn't named Nekomonogatari :P

Also, any source on the on hold statement, please?

edit: would be nice to see any later statements than this one:

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2012-04-09/nisioisin-upcoming-monogatari-anime-works-outlined

Aug 1, 2012 4:18 PM by maxie

I think they do Nekomonogatari first.

Aug 1, 2012 1:05 AM by Saygram

MorsvirSyphin said:
Haokan said:
omg I'm so insanely excited for this I can't even breathe.

We finally get to see Araragi's full powers omg. AND we get to see him not get his ass kicked so-that-he-wont-accidentally-unshackle-his-powers and beat the shit out of everyone. Jesus it's going to be one sexy movie.

We get to see the instantaneous regeneration, super strength and the transformations ;-; omg

Plus we get to see the character designs for Shinobu's first subordinate(maybe?) episode, dramaturgie, and guillotinecutter.

I'm excited to see Shinobu be a badass and all but I'm used to her epicness. I'm ready for some Koyomi action...


Don't get too excited. This has been put on hold temporarily while SHAFT does the sequel to Nisemonogatari. God only knows when they'll get around to Kizumonogatari.


Any sources for this?

Jul 31, 2012 11:39 PM by ihateeveryone

Yeah I know unfortunately. But the good news is that apparently the "sequel" is going to be called Zenmonogatari and will be a collection of the novels after Nisemonogatari.

And those novels are pretty damn epic. Sooo much character development it's not even funny. The entire story changes completely and even after that you get to hear stories from different char's point of view. Koyomi's POV gets boring after a while really.

So I'm willing to hold off on seeing Koyomi's epic break in exchange to see all the other chars doing epic things (Nadeko saidjsaikjdaik)

Jul 31, 2012 10:37 PM by Haokan

Haokan said:
omg I'm so insanely excited for this I can't even breathe.

We finally get to see Araragi's full powers omg. AND we get to see him not get his ass kicked so-that-he-wont-accidentally-unshackle-his-powers and beat the shit out of everyone. Jesus it's going to be one sexy movie.

We get to see the instantaneous regeneration, super strength and the transformations ;-; omg

Plus we get to see the character designs for Shinobu's first subordinate(maybe?) episode, dramaturgie, and guillotinecutter.

I'm excited to see Shinobu be a badass and all but I'm used to her epicness. I'm ready for some Koyomi action...


Don't get too excited. This has been put on hold temporarily while SHAFT does the sequel to Nisemonogatari. God only knows when they'll get around to Kizumonogatari.

Jul 31, 2012 9:36 PM by MorsvirSyphin

omg I'm so insanely excited for this I can't even breathe.

We finally get to see Araragi's full powers omg. AND we get to see him not get his ass kicked so-that-he-wont-accidentally-unshackle-his-powers and beat the shit out of everyone. Jesus it's going to be one sexy movie.

We get to see the instantaneous regeneration, super strength and the transformations ;-; omg

Plus we get to see the character designs for Shinobu's first subordinate(maybe?) episode, dramaturgie, and guillotinecutter.

I'm excited to see Shinobu be a badass and all but I'm used to her epicness. I'm ready for some Koyomi action...

Jul 31, 2012 5:31 PM by Haokan

can't wait i am so happy right now!!!

Jul 30, 2012 5:30 PM by DatFatCat69

MysteryFan89 said:
Even if the movie did come out in 2012. We would all certainly have to wait for the bluray in 2013.


Yeah, but now we have to wait until 2014 for the bluray...

Jul 21, 2012 7:11 PM by PhoenixRoy

Even if the movie did come out in 2012. We would all certainly have to wait for the bluray in 2013.

Jul 1, 2012 5:28 PM by MysteryFan89

Tayau said:
Saygram said:
For me, it will be better than Bakemonogatari...


Shinobu > Hitagi.
Just about.


Shinobu > All

Jul 1, 2012 2:14 PM by SanzuNoKawa

Immahnoob said:
I can't wait for this, Bakemonogatari and Nisemonogatari were nice, and I truly want to see the sequel animated. To be honest I wanted to read it, but I can't find the manga anywhere.

It's not a manga, it's a light novel. You can read it on baka-tsuki.

Jun 27, 2012 3:43 PM by Balibuli

Still no release date on this?

Jun 13, 2012 8:30 AM by Racaholic

ringoo4 said:
I personally think SHAFT is the only studio which can actually make this anime works.

I mean, I just can't think of bakemonogatari without SHAFT's unusual directions... Other studio will never make this anime more interesting than what SHAFT did.

Yes, IMO, Shaft is the only one that can make this anime at this level, just waiting for all the series, can't wait ...

Jun 4, 2012 9:05 PM by aceoflife

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