Aniplex of America revealed plans to release the film Kizumonogatari I Tekketsu-hen in theaters in the United States on February 26, 2016, on Thursday. The company began streaming a second English-subtitled trailer for the film.
The Tokyo Cinema City theatre listed the first film of the upcoming anime adaptation of Nisio Isin and Vofan’s Kizumonogatari entry in the Monogatari light novel series to run for a total of 60 minutes.
In addition to this, various new visuals for the first film has been revealed in the January 2016 issue of NewType as double page spreads. This issue can be purchased here (get 5% off with coupon code MOE-N3Y-4YW0QK).
In addition to this, a new commercial video for the first film featuring Tsubasa Hanekawa has been revealed.
The site has also revealed the main cast of the anime films:
- Hiroshi Kamiya (Izaya Orihara from Durarara!!) returns to voice Koyomi Araragi
- Maaya Sakamoto (Motoko Kusanagi in Ghost in the Shell) voices Kiss-Shot Acerola-Orion Heart-Under-Blade
- Yui Horie (Naru Narusegawa in Love Hina) as Tsubasa Hanekawa
- Takahiro Sakurai (Shougo Makishima in Psycho-Pass) is voicing Meme Oshino
- Miyu Irino (Akito Hyuuga from Code Geass: Boukoku no Akito ) will voice Episode
The production staff of the Monogatari anime adaptations will also return to produce the movies:
- Chief Director: Akiyuki Simbo (Bakemonogatari, Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica)
- Director: Tatsuya Oishi (Bakemonogatari, MoonPhase Episode Director)
- Anime Character Designers: Akio Watanabe (Bakemonogatari, The World God Only Knows) and Hideyuki Morioka (D.Gray-man, Maria Holic)
- Sound Director: Yota Tsuruoka (Bakemonogatari, Free!)
- Music Composer: Satoru Kousaki (Bakemonogatari, The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya)
- Animation Studio: Shaft (Bakemonogatari, Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica)
A new visual was also unveiled:
Here is the movie’s visual: