The official website for the Tsukimonogatari anime adaptation of Nisio Isin and Vofan’s 13th light novel has released the first new key visual for the upcoming anime, scheduled to air on December 31st.

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Additionally, the first promotional video for Tsukimonogatari was also released:

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.

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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Tsukimonogatari will be airing on New Year’s Eve, during the Winter 2014/2015 anime season, for a total of 4 episodes at 10:00pm JST.

You can visit the official website here: http://www.monogatari-series.com/
And don’t forget to follow them on Twitter: @nisioisin_anime

Are you excited for the Tsukimonogatari anime? And for more Shaft goodness?

Source  – Tsukimonogatari Anime Website