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Aniplex of America Announces Blu-ray Release of Koyomimonogatari

“You’re looking for a horror story? I wish I had one for you.” Untold stories… one per month for one year…

SANTA MONICA, CA (August 11, 2017) – Aniplex of America announced today at their industry panel at Otakon (Washington, D.C.) that occult mini-series KOYOMIMONOGATARI will receive a Blu-ray release this year. After a successful streaming run in Japan back in January of this year, the series will be available on Blu-ray in full quality starting this holiday season.

Based on the original light novel by NisiOisin, KOYOMIMONOGATARI follows protagonist Koyomi Araragi and the supernatural cast of girls that surrounds him. Literally translating to “Calendar Story” in English, KOYOMIMONOGATARI showcases 1 episode per month to complete a full year in the odd life of Koyomi Araragi. The 12 episode series features 12 tales that take place during the various occult occurrences of the main Monogatari Series, and every episode lets fans experience all new mysteries with beloved characters from the franchise.

Featuring the talented cast that fans will recognize from the prior installments of the Monogatari Series, KOYOMIMONOGATARI includes Hiroshi Kamiya as Koyomi Araragi (Monogatari Series, Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga-), Maaya Sakamoto (The Garden of Sinners) as Shinobu Oshino, and Chiwa Saito (Puella Magi Madoka Magica) as Hitagi Senjyogahara.

Included in the Blu-ray edition will be the PV & CM Collections, a Deluxe Booklet, and a Pinup Postcard set, along with a striking package illustrated by character designer Akio Watanabe. Preorders begin on August 11.

KOYOMIMONOGATARI Blu-ray Set includes:

<Blu-ray Features>

  • Spoken Languages: Japanese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Aspect ratio: 16:9 Cinemascope
  • Episodes: 12 short episodes
  • Number of Discs: 2 Blu-ray Discs
  • Total Run Time: Approx. 150 min.
  • Rating: 16 UP

<Bonus Contents>

  • PV & CM Collections
  • Bonus contents subject to change.
    * Bonus contents include English subtitles

<Bonus Materials and Special Packages>

  • Deluxe Booklet
  • Pin-up Postcard Set
  • Special Package Illustrated by Akio Watanabe (Character Design)

*Bonus Materials and Package are subject to change

Product number and UPC bar code

Title Street Date SKU # UPC SRP Store price
KOYOMIMONOGATARI Blu-ray Set 12/19/2017 AOA-11501 816546021047 $89.98 $ 69.98

About KOYOMIMONOGATARI:

“You’re looking for a horror story? I wish I had one for you.”

Untold stories… one per month for one year…

Taking place between other Monogatari stories, a chapter not yet told surrounds Koyomi Araragi and the strange happenings he gets pulled into over the course of a year. With one episode told per month, the story unravels in this 12 episode-long series of shorts.

For more details on KOYOMIMONOGATARI, please visit the official website:
http://monogatari-usa.com/

STAFF:

Original Story: NisiOisinKoyomimonogatari” (Kodansha BOX)
Original Character Concept: VOFAN
Chief Director: Akiyuki Shimbou
Director: Tomoyuki Itamura
Scenario: Toufuyashi, Akiyuki Shimbou
Character Design & Chief Animation Director: Akio Watanabe
Chief Animation Director: Taisuke Iwasaki, Shinya Nishizawa
Art Directors: Ken Naitoh
Color Setting: Hitoshi Hibino, Yasuko Watanabe
Director of Photography: Rei Egami
Editing: Rie Matsubara
Sound Director: Yota Tsuruoka
Music: Satoru Kosaki
Animation Production: SHAFT

CAST:

Koyomi Araragi: Hiroshi Kamiya
Hitagi Senjyogahara: Chiwa Saito
Tsubasa Hanekawa: Yui Horie
Mayoi Hachikuji: Emiri Katō
Suruga Kanbaru: Miyuki Sawashiro
Nadeko Sengoku: Kana Hanazawa
Karen Araragi: Eri Kitamura
Tsukihi Araragi: Yuka Iguchi
Shinobu Oshino: Maaya Sakamoto
Yotsugi Ononoki: Saori Hayami
Yoduru Kagenui: Ryoko Shiraishi
Izuko Gaen: Satsuki Yukino
Ougi Oshino: Kaori Mizuhashi

About Aniplex of America Inc.
Aniplex of America Inc. (Santa Monica, California) is a subsidiary of Aniplex Inc. (headquartered in Tokyo, Japan), a group of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. and a leading provider of anime content and music production and distribution in Japan. Aniplex of America has launched fan-favorite Blu-ray and DVD releases including Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works], Fate/Zero, the Sword Art Online series, Your Lie in April, KILL la KILL, Bakemonogatari, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Blue Exorcist, NISEKOI, the OREIMO series, DURARARA!!×2, Magi series, Expelled from Paradise, The irregular at magic high school, and ALDNOAH.ZERO. The company’s ever-growing line-up of shows includes our most recent titles: March comes in like a lion, Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga, ERASED, The Asterisk War, OWARIMONOGATARI, KIZUMONOGATARI, Charlotte, Occultic;Nine, WWW.WAGNARIA!!, GRANBLUE FANTASY, and Eromanga Sensei.

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