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Hanabee Confirms Australian Bakemonogatari Blu-ray Release

Australian anime distributor confirms upcoming Blu-ray release;

Hanabee confirmed that Bakemonogatari would be released on Blu-ray through youtube and their facebook channel. The Blu-ray for Part 1 will be released in August and Part 2 will follow in September 2013. The Blu-ray's packaging and other details are not yet finalised.

Bakemonogatari is based on the Japanese light novel series of the same name written by Nisio Isin (NisiOisin is 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.

Hanabee originally announced Bakemonogatari's release at Supanova Brisbane in November. Hanabee have just released Bakemonogatari Part 1 on DVD this month and Part 2 has been delayed and we are awaiting a revised release date.


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