Kizumonogatari Anime Countdown Revealed

It has been years since the announcement of the anime adaptation of Nisio Isin and Vofan’s Kizumonogatari entry in the Monogatari light novel series, but now the anime film’s official website has revealed a mysterious countdown.


The countdown on the Kizumonogatari anime is counting down to Sunday, October 4 at 12:56am JST. The countdown itself uses the your computer’s local time. In addition, the site’s source code has a message and an ASCII art of Tsubasa Hanekawa. The message says:

Nope. I’m not showing you anything today.


The anime’s website itself launched back in 2011 when the anime film adaptation was announced. Kizumonogatari itself is the third novel in the series featuring the story arc Koyomi Vamp.


Here is the first PV for the anime:

And here is the synopsis for Kizumonogatari:

“I think it’s about time I talked about Kiss-Shot-Acerola-Orion Heart-Under-Blade. I believe it’s something I have to do. I met her in the spring break between my second and third years of high school. That meeting had such impact and was also quite devastating.”

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 (NisekoiMahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica). Since then a total of 12 novels has been animated by the same studio. The most recent adaptation, Tsukimonogatari, aired on New Years 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 last year.

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.


The countdown for the Kizumonogatari anime film is ticking down till October 4th at 12:56am JST. Furhter information about the anime will be revealed then.

You can visit the anime’s website here:
And don’t forget to follow the anime on Twitter: @nisioisin_anime

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