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Daisuki to Stream Tsukimonogatari Anime

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Also details The IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls streaming plans

Anime Consortium Japan announced on Friday that the Daisuki service will stream Tsukimonogatari, the anime of the first story in the "Final Season" of the NisiOisin's Monogatari Series. All four episodes will stream on December 31 after its Japanese premiere earlier that day. The English-subtitled stream will be available for free in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. It will be exclusive to the service for the first 30 days.

Anime Consortium Japan describes the story:

The time is February, after the ordeal with Nadeko Sengoku was resolved thanks to Deishu Kaiki working behind the scenes. As Koyomi Araragi studied for that last push before the college entrance exams, a change to his physical body that "could not be overlooked" was starting to happen. The difference that could be described as retribution for all his past action is...!?

For Tsukimonogatari, Hiroshi Kamiya and Saori Hayami reprise their roles as their characters Koyomi Araragi and Yotsugi Ononoki, respectively. Akiyuki Simbo returns as chief director of the anime, while Tomoyuki Itamura serves as director. The anime is once again produced at Shaft, and Akio Watanabe serves as animation director. Fuyashi Tou and Simbo are in charge of the series scripts.

The Nisio Tsūshin newsletter had reported in 2012 that the anime adaptation of NisiOisin's entire Monogatari novel series has been "officially green-lit." The novels already inspired several previous anime adaptations from director Akiyuki Shinbo and the studio SHAFT. Zoku Owarimonogatari, the last volume for the "Final Season" of the novels, shipped in September with teaser page for "Monogatari Series, Next Season" and "Tsugimonogatari."

Anime Consortium Japan also detailed how Daisuki will stream the television anime of Bandai Namco Games' mobile social game The Idolm@ster Cinderella Girls, starting on January 9. The streams with English and traditional Chinese subtitles will be available worldwide except in Japan, China, Korea, and Taiwan. The service will add Korean subtitles to episodes three days after their debut.

Anime Consortium Japan describes the story:

There are many idols with long-established talent agency 346 Production..
And now the company is starting a new program, the Cinderella Project!
Girls leading normal lives...
They are chosen to be aspiring idols and see another world for the first time in this Cinderella story. Can they all climb the stairs that lead to the palace?
The magic begins now...

Much of the staff from the 2011 The Idolm@ster anime series will return for the Cinderella Girls anime. Noriko Takao will direct the series at A-1 Pictures, and will also the supervise series scripts alongside Tatsuya Takahashi. Yuusuke Matsuo (The Idolm@ster Anim@tion Master Namassuka Special CD jacket illustration, Yama no Susume character design) will design the characters.

Anime Consortium Japan added that it is expanding its webstore service and "will soon exclusively start accepting pre-orders for Banpresto merchandise that are going to be released in April 2015."

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