The first episode of the anime adaptation of NisiOisin’s Owarimonogatari television anime ended on Sunday with an announcement that the Kizumonogatari anime project will be a film trilogy. The first film, Kizumonogatari I Tekketsu-hen (Blood and Iron), will open on January 8 and is directed by Tatsuya Oishi, and advance tickets will go on sale on October 9 with a bonus clear file folder at participating theaters. The films Kizumonogatari II Nekketsu-hen (Passionate Blood) and Kizumonogatari III Reiketsu-hen (Cold Blood) will then debut at a later date.
Kizumonogatari is the third volume in NisiOisin’s Monogatari book series and is a prequel to Bakemonogatari. It tells the story of how protagonist Koyomi encounters the female vampire that would turn him and his journey to return to his normal life.
Here’s a preview of the clear file to be bundled with advanced tickets:
The staff include:
- Chief Director: Akiyuki Shinbou (Bakemonogatari)
- Director: Tatsuya Oishi
- Character Design: Akio Watanabe Hideyuki Morioka (Maria Holic)
- Sound Director: Yota Tsuruoka (Clannad)
- Music Composition: Satoru Kosaki
Here’s the announcement PV:
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