Producer: 2nd Unaired Bakemonogatari Episode Next Week (Update 5)
posted on by Egan Loo
The official website for the television anime adaptation of NisiOisin's Bakemonogatari light novels has posted a new interview with director Akiyuki Shinbo and producers Mitsutoshi Kubota and Atsuhiro Iwakami on Friday. In the interview, Iwakami said that the staff plans to finish the second unaired episode, "Tsubasa Cat - Part 4," in the middle of next week. He apologized for the delay after noting that the staff had previously promised to complete the episode in the middle of January. He also confirmed that the episode will be streamed on the official website just as the first unaired episode had been.
As the 14th overall episode, "Tsubasa Cat - Part 4" will be included on the sixth Blu-ray Disc/DVD volume, "Tsubasa Cat Volume II," in Japan. The official website posted the cover image (pictured at right) for this volume, which will ship on March 24.
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Update: Tsubasa Cat episode's part number corrected. Thanks, mulrich.
Update 2: The staff reports in a February 22 blog entry that the team has been editing the new episode since February 21 and plan to upload the master sometime between the evening of February 22 and the morning of February 23. After the uploading, the team will encode the episode for distribution.
Update 3: Producer Miku Ooshima reported on Tuesday morning that the master copy of episode 14 has been completed and sent to the distribution company. The staff believe that that the episode can be streamed as early as Tuesday.
Update 4: An Aniplex staffer reports on the staff blog that the episode's encoding is 90% done as of 7:28 p.m. on February 23.
Update 5: An Aniplex staffer reports on the staff blog that the episode's encoding is complete as of 8:11 p.m. on February 23, and now the "docking procedure" has begun.
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