A handout leaflet has been distributed in Akihabara announced that the recently confirmed anime adaptation of Nisio Isin and Vofan’s 13th light novel Tsukimonogatari will be airing on December 31st as a four episode special.
The Tsukimonogatari anime will be the first entry into the third season of the Monogatari series. The light novel itself was released in September 2012 and contains the Yotsugi Doll story. The anime will be 4 episode long and will air on December 31st on Tokyo MX, BS11, and Niconico. The 4 episodes will then be split up into 2 Blu-ray and DVD volumes that will release on February 4 and March 4 next year, respectively.
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.
Here is a synopsis of the first series:
Koyomi Araragi, a third year high school student who is almost human again after briefly becoming a vampire. One day, a classmate named Hitagi Senjōgahara, who infamously never talks to anyone, falls down the stairs into Koyomi’s arms. He discovers that Hitagi weighs next to nothing, in defiance of physics. Despite being threatened by her, Koyomi offers his help, and introduces her to Meme Oshino, a middle-aged homeless man who helped him stop being a vampire.
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. The handout also mentions that the official website for the anime will be online soon with more information.
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