Amazon Offers Kizumonogatari Anime Films for Digital Purchase
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Amazon is now offering the Kizumonogatari anime films for purchase in the United States. The Kizumonogatari Part 1: Tekketsu, Kizumonogatari Part 2: Nekketsu, and Kizumonogatari Part 3: Reiketsu films are available digitally in Japanese with English subtitles.
The first film in the trilogy, Kizumonogatari Part 1: Tekketsu, premiered in Japan on January 8, 2016. The second film, Kizumonogatari Part 2: Nekketsu, opened in Japan on August 19, 2016. The third film, Kizumonogatari Part 3: Reiketsu, opened in Japan on January 6, 2017.
Tatsuya Oishi, who directed the Bakemonogatari anime series, directed the film trilogy at the anime studio SHAFT. Akiyuki Simbo is credited as chief director. Akio Watanabe and Hideyuki Morioka designed the characters. Yota Tsuruoka directed the sound, and Satoru Kousaki composed the music.
Kizumonogatari is the third volume in NisiOisin's Monogatari book series and is a prequel to Bakemonogatari. The novel tells the story of how protagonist Koyomi encounters the female vampire that would turn him, as well as his journey to return to normal life. Vertical released the novel in December 2015.
Thanks to Austin Ryden for the news tip.