Hanabee Announces Release of Koimonogatari
posted on by Jon Hayward
Today we have already had three announcements of collections and combo packs for March, now for the final announcement of Hanabee's seven days of Christmas we have part five of Monogatari Series Second Season, Koimonogatari.
Koimonogatari will be released on the 4th of March 2015 and include six episodes in a combo Blu-ray / DVD pack. This release will include Japanese audio with English subtitles only.
Hanabee is the first company in the west to outline release plans for Koimonogatari, Aniplex of America has yet to date their planned release.
Hanabee's Seven Days of Christmas
- Day 1: Rooster Teeth Signed Give-away [link].
- Day 2: Patema Inverted Sketching Competition [link]
- Day 3: Anime Acquisition - Little Busters! Refrain [link]
- Day 4: Majestic Prince Part 2 [link]
- Day 5: The Ambition of Oda Nobuna [link]
- Day 6: Humanity Has Declined. [link]
- Day 7
Koimonogatari - Monogatari Series Second Season Part 5
Koimonogatari is the final part of Monogatari Series Second Season and adapts the "Hitagi End" arc. The story follows Deishū Kaiki as he attempts to help Hitagi avoid her and Koyomi's fate upon graduation. Kaiki's only has to figure one thing out, how does a simple con-man outsmart a god?
Tomoyuki Itamura directed the Koimonogatari arc with Akiyuki Shinbo working as chief director and series script supervisor along with Fuyashi Tou. Akio Watanabe served as character designer and chief animation director at SHAFT and Satoru Kousaki handled the music. The cast remains unchanged from Bakemonogatari and Nisemonogatari.
The "second season" arc of the Monogatari series is covering the material from five volumes of the original light novel series in two cours or half a year. The first final season, Tsukimonogatari, will premiere on the 31st of December 2014.
The anime premiered in Japan in July 2013 and Daisuki and Crunchyroll streamed the series outside of Japan. Aniplex of America announced in June 2013 that it has acquired the rights to both Nekomonogatari (Black) and Monogatari Series Second Season and they released Nekomonogatari White in June and will follow with Kabukimonogatari in August, Otorimonogatari's release has yet to be revealed.
Monogatari Series Second Season was announced by Hanabee during AVCon 2014 and they released the first part, Nekomonogatari White, on the 6th of August 2014 that covers the first five episodes collectively known as Tsubasa Tiger. Kabukimonogatari is the second part of Monogatari Series Second Season which covers the Mayoi Jiangshi story-arc and was released on the 1st of October 2014. The third set, Otorimonogatari, covered Nadeko Medusa and was released in November 2014. Onimonogatari (part 4) was announced in November and will be released on the 7th of January 2015.
Koimonogatari covers the fifth story arc of Monogatari Series Second Season, covering the "Hitagi End" arc over six episodes. Hanabee's release of Koimonogatari will be as a DVD & Blu-ray combo pack on the 4th of March 2015. The release will have six episodes and include Japanese audio and English subtitles only. You can view Hanabee's press-release here.