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Kizumonogatari II Film Slated for August 19

posted on by Egan Loo

The Okayama branch of the Animate store chain posted a photograph of the promotional signboard for the Kizumonogatari project. The signboard confirms that the project's second film, Kizumonogatari II: Nekketsu-hen (Passionate Blood), will open in Japan on August 19.

The first film in the trilogy, Kizumonogatari I: Tekketsu-hen (Iron and Blood), opened in Japanese theaters on January 8.

Kizumonogatari is the third volume in NisiOisin's Monogatari book series and is a prequel to Bakemonogatari. It tells the story of how protagonist Koyomi encounters the female vampire that would turn him and his journey to return to his normal life. Vertical released the novel in English last year.

Akiyuki Simbo is once again credited as chief director at the anime studio SHAFT, and Tatsuya Oishi is the director. Akio Watanabe and Hideyuki Morioka are designing the characters. Yota Tsuruoka is directing the sound, and Satoru Kousaki is composing the music.

[Via Otakomu]

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