NisiOisin Pens Mazemonogatari Crossover Text Mini-Series
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Author NisiOisin is penning a mini-series of crossover text stories titled Mazemonogatari (Mix Story) that will be given away during the theatrical screenings of the upcoming Kizumonogatari I: Tekketsu-hen anime film. The stories will feature crossovers between NisiOisin's Monogatari Series characters and his other works. The first story will be given away at the film's opening on Friday, and a new story will be available every Saturday for a total of four stories.
The first story, titled Dai-bō-wa Kyōko Balance, will feature a crossover with the Okitegami Kyōko no Bibōroku (The Notebook of Kyōko Okitegami) mystery series. The story begins with Monogatari series protagonist Koyomi Araragi meeting Kyōko sleeping in a park. Because Kyōko loses her memories every time she sleeps, she has forgotten the solution to a certain case, and Araragi ends up helping her.
The Kizumonogatari film project is a trilogy. The first film is listed with a runtime of 60 minutes. The second film is slated for summer 2016. Aniplex of America plans to release the first film in theaters in the United States on February 26.
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.
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. North American publisher Vertical released the novel in English in December.
NisiOisin's Okitegami Kyōko no Bibōroku mystery novel series inspired a live-action television series last October. Yō Asami also began serializing a manga adaptation of the novel in Kodansha's Monthly Shonen Magazine last August.
NisiOisin's 12-volume Katanagatari light novel series received 12-episode television anime adaptation in 2010, with 50 minutes each episode. NIS America released the series on two DVD and Blu-ray releases in 2011.
Osamu Misutani launched a manga adaptation of Himeiden — the first novel in NisiOisin's Densetsu series of novels — in Kodansha's Young Magazine the 3rd in December. Kodansha published the Himeiden novel in 2012, and will publish the seventh novel in the series, Hibōden, on November 26.
Source: Anime! Anime!
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