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Zoku Owarimonogatari Anime Reveals Visual, Fall Theatrical Premiere (Updated With Video)

posted on by Karen Ressler
Anime to have event screenings in Japan

The official website for the Monogatari franchise announced on Saturday that the anime adaptation of NisiOisin's Zoku Owarimonogatari novel will have theatrical event screenings this fall. The website also unveiled a second visual and promotional video. (Note: Linked video is region-locked to Japan.)

NisiOisin's Monogatari Series novels began with Bakemonogatari in 2006. The novel series' "final season" ended with Zoku Owarimonogatari in September 2014, but it featured a teaser for "Monogatari Series, Next Season Tsugimonogatari." Four "Off Season" novels — Orokamonogatari, Wazamonogatari, Nademonogatari, and Musubimonogatarishipped in 2015 and 2016. The novel series' new "Monster Season" launched with the Shinobumonogatari novel last July.

The novel series centers on Koyomi Araragi, a loner and failing student. One day, his classmate Hitagi Senjōgahara falls into his arms accidentally, and he discovers that Hitagi literally weighs nothing. According to her, she has had this problem since the first year of high school. After Koyomi helps out with her supernatural problem, Koyomi then meets other girls who are all troubled by some manner of supernatural "oddity."

Aniplex of America is releasing the anime adaptations of the Monogatari Series in North America. The Owarimonogatari Second Season anime special, the most recent anime in the franchise, tackles the third Owarimonogatari novel. It premiered in a two-day television special on August 12-13. Aniplex of America streamed the special on Crunchyroll.

The franchise will get its first smartphone game, Monogatari Series Puc Puc, for iOS and Android devices this August. The cast for the franchise's main heroines will perform the theme song "wicked prince."

Sources: Monogatari Series website, Comic Natalie

Update: Embedded region-free video added. Thanks to Dennid R. for the embedded video.

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