Aniplex USA have announced a limited North America screening of Kizumonogatari II: Nekketsu, the second film in the trilogy anime adaptation of Nisio Isin and Vofan’s Kizumonogatari entry in the Monogatari light novel series. An English subtitled trailer of the movie was released accompanying the announcement.
The second film in the Kizumonogatari anime film trilogy, Kizumonogatari II: Nekketsu-hen, will release in theatres across North America this October. It will release in Japan on August 19.
The main cast of the anime films include:
- 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 character visuals have been revealed for the two new debuting characters:
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)
There will be three anime films for Kizumonogatari. The first film will be titled Kizumonogatari I Tekketsu-hen (Kizumonogatari I: Blood and Iron) and will release in Japan on January 8 in Toho Theatres across the nation. The second film will be titled Kizumonogatari II Nekketsu-hen (Kizumonogatari II: Passionate Blood), out on August 19, with the third and final movie being Kizumonogatari III Reiketsu-hen (Kizumonogatari III: Cold Blood).
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.”
Visit the North American website for more information: http://kizumonogatari-usa.com/
You can visit the anime’s website here: http://www.kizumonogatari-movie.com/
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