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Bakemonogatari's 1st Unaired Episode Delayed 1 Week (Updated)

posted on by Egan Loo
Online streaming postponed until November

The official website for the television anime adaptation of NisiOisin's Bakemonogatari light novels has announced on Tuesday that it will distribute the unaired "Tsubasa Cat - Part 3" episode on November 2, five days later than the planned October 28 date. The notice explained that the delay was due to the production schedule. The website has already been streaming a 32-second preview for this episode since September 25.

The television run of the anime ended on September 25 with the 12th episode, "Tsubasa Cat - Part 2," but the official website confirmed on September 25 that Parts 3 through 5 will be distributed online, one episode after the other. In a July interview, director Akiyuki Shinbo mentioned his plans to animate 15 episodes. However, the Japanese broadcasting schedule usually allows only 12 to 13 episodes per cours (13-week block). Because of this, Shinbo said that the staff at the SHAFT anime studio would probably air the first 12 episodes, and distribute the remaining three episodes on the official homepage for free.

[via Kyō mo Yarareyaku blog]

Image © NisiOisin/Kodansha, Aniplex

Update: A November 2 entry in the official staff blog reports that the staff is still finishing the episode, and thus implicitly acknowledges that the epsiode is not ready for streaming on that date.

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