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Sword Art Online, Kizumonogatari Film Trailers English-Subtitled

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1st of 3 planned Kizumonogatari films opens in Japan on January 8

Aniplex of America began streaming English-subtitled trailers for the Sword Art Online anime film and the first Kizumonogatari anime film on Saturday.

The Sword Art Online video is the same as the one used to announce the film last week. The film project will be a completely new anime work, and Tomohiko Ito is returning from the two TV anime series and the anime special to direct the film at A-1 Pictures. Shingo Adachi is also returning from the TV anime to design the characters. Original light novel author Reki Kawahara is writing a new story for the film.

The Kizumonogatari trailer is the same trailer that aired at the end of the first Owarimonogatari television episode last week. The film project is a trilogy, and the first film, Kizumonogatari I Tekketsu-hen (Blood and Iron), will open on January 8.

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 and his journey to return to his normal life.

Akiyuki Simbo is once again credited as chief director at the anime studio SHAFT. Akio Watanabe and Hideyuki Morioka are designing the characters. Yota Tsuruoka is directing the sound, and Satoru Kousaki is composing the music. Tatsuya Oishi is the director.


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