With the announcement of the anime adapatation of Tsukimonogatari in production and slated to air this New Year’s eve, Aniplex have released the first promotional video of Tsukimonogatari with English subtitles.
Tsukimonogatari will have a total of 4 episodes and to be aired on December 31, 2014 starting at 22:00 (10:00 pm). All 4 episodes will be shown in a row on TV stations Tokyo MX, BS11, and streamed on Niconico Douga.
Tsukimonogatari is the 13th book in Ishin’s Monogatari light novel series and is the first novel in the third season story arc, following the end of the second season with Koimonogatari. The light novel itself was released in September 2012 and contains the Yotsugi Doll story.
The Monogatari series is a collection of light novels, created by Nisio Isin and illustrated by Vofan. The novels started in late 2005 and published under Kodansha’s Box imprint, where there has been a total of 16 volumes to date. The 17th volume will release on April 3rd, and the 18th and final volume releasing later this year. The light novels first received an anime adaptation titled Bakemonogatari, after the first volume, in 2009 from the animation studio Shaft (Nisekoi, Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica). Since then a total of 12 novels has been animated by the same studio. The most recent adaptation, Hanamonogatari, aired on August 16th. In addition, a drama CD, a PlayStation Portable game and many figures and figurines have been made based on the series. The final book of the Monogatari series, Zokuowarimonogatari, released on September 17th.
Tsukimonogatari synopsis from Haruhichan:
“Please!—Do it, and get it over with.” Slowly but surely, Koyomi Araragi, who “has been averting his eyes from reality”, has no choice but to face it. February comes, and the college entrance exam is approaching. What is this “change” that is happening to his body that cannot be overlooked? The “Monogatari” begins to sprint towards its conclusion. This is Oddity taking place in the modern world! In a story of youth, a word of farewell is inevitable.
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