Monogatari Series Franchise Website Launches Countdown

posted on by Jennifer Sherman

The official website for the franchise based on NisiOisin's Monogatari Series light novels launched a countdown page that will end on Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. JST (3:00 a.m. EST). The same countdown also appears on the official website for the Zoku Owarimonogatari anime.

The Zoku Owarimonogatari anime opened in theaters in Japan on November 10, and a stage event revealed that the anime would also air on television as six episodes. The anime will ship on two three-episode DVD and Blu-ray Disc releases on February 27 and March 27.

NisiOisin's Monogatari Series novels began with Bakemonogatari in 2006. The novel series' "final season" ended with Zoku Owarimonogatari in September 2014, but it featured a teaser for "Monogatari Series, Next Season Tsugimonogatari." Four "Off Season" novels — Orokamonogatari, Wazamonogatari, Nademonogatari, and Musubimonogatarishipped in 2015 and 2016. The novel series' new "Monster Season" launched with the Shinobumonogatari novel in July 2017.

The novel series centers on Koyomi Araragi, a loner and failing student. One day, his classmate Hitagi Senjōgahara falls into his arms accidentally, and he discovers that Hitagi literally weighs nothing. According to her, she has had this problem since the first year of high school. After Koyomi helps out with her supernatural problem, Koyomi then meets other girls who are all troubled by some manner of supernatural "oddity."

Sources: Monogatari Series' website, MoCa News

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