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Bakemonogatari's Release Delayed in Australia

Hanabee has just informed ANN that Bakemonogatari Part 1 / 2 has been delayed to April 2013 and Part 2 / 2 is now TBA.

Bakamonogatari Part 1 / 2 was originally due to be released on the 6th of March due to production delays. The title will be delayed until the 3rd of April 2013 and be in stores alongside Hanabee's April releases. Bakamonogatari Part 2 / 2 was due on the 3rd of April 2013 but has now dropped off the release schedule and a new release date will be advised in the future.

Nisemonogatari is still listed on Hanabee's website for release on the 1st of May 2013 and ANN is awaiting confirmation of a future release date in light of this news.

About Bakemonogatari

Bakemonogatari is based on the Japanese light novel series of the same name written by Nisio Isin (NisiOisinis his pen name, also responsible for writing Medaka Box) and illustrated by VOfan. The series follows Koyomi Araragi, a high-school student who survived a vampire attack and became human again with the assistance of a homeless man, Meme Oshino. Now Koyomi keeps on stumbling across others with similar supernatural afflictions and tries to help as he emphasizes with their situations. Each story arc follows Koyomi helping a different girl, the first being classmate Hitagi Senjōgahara who literally falls into Koyomi's lap and he immediately discovers that Hitagi breaks the laws of physics by weighing next to nothing.

The series runs for 15 episodes and was produced by studio SHAFT in 2009. Directed by Akiyuki Shinbo (Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Zan Sayonara Zetsubō Sensei) with Akio Watanbe working on character design and chief animation director. Series composition was handled by Fuyashi Tou (Zoku Sayonara Zetsubō Sensei) with scripts by Muneo Nakamoto and Yukito Kizawa. Voice actors include Hiroshi Kamiya as Koyomi Araragi, Chiwa Saito as Hitagi Senjougahara and Takahiro Sakurai as Meme Oshino.

Bakemonogatari was originally announced by Hanabee back at the Brisbane Supanova Expo back in November 2012.

You can view Hanabee's series page for Bakemonogatari and the public announcement by Hanabee on their facebook page here.


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