Aniplex of America to Premiere the Animated Series Owarimonogatari this Fall Season

Crunchyroll to Begin Streaming on 10/3

SANTA MONICA, CA (September 27, 2015) – Following their announcement of their acquisition of The Asterisk War, Aniplex of America Inc. has announced OWARIMONOGATARI as their next title for the fall 2015 season. The first episode is scheduled to premiere on October 3 and will be streaming exclusively on Crunchyroll. As part of the MONOGATARI Final Season, OWARIMONOGATARI follows the events of Koyomi Araragi as he meets a transfer student that turns his world upside-down. Director Akiyuki Shimbou (Puella Magi Madoka Magica) returns along with animation studio SHAFT (Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Nisekoi) to produce the series. For more information on OWARIMONOGATARI, please visit AniplexUSA.com/monogatarifinalseason.

About OWARIMONOGATARI

During the month of October of his third year in high school, Koyomi Araragi is introduced to a transfer student named Ougi Oshino by his underclassman Kanbaru Suruga.

Ougi tells Koyomi that she has something she wishes to consult with him. When she draws the map of Naoestu High School, she finds something peculiar on the map of Naoetsu High School she draws. This discovery reveals a tale that wasn't meant to be told, and this makes Koyomi's high school life totally different.

This is the story that brings to light “what” makes Koyomi Araragi.
This is the story that reveals the “beginning” of everything.

STAFF:
Original Works: Nisioisin "OWARImonogatari" (Kodansha BOX)
Original Character Concept: VOFAN
Chief Director: Akiyuki Shimbou
Director: Tomoyuki Itamura
Screenplay: Toufuyashi, Akiyuki Shimbou
Character Design/ Chief Animation Director: Akio Watanabe
Chief Animation Director: Taisuke Iwasaki / Shinya Nishizawa
Art Director: Ken Naitoh
Color Setting: Hitoshi Hibino / Yasuko Watanabe
Director of Photography: Rei Egami
Editing: Rie Matsubara
Sound Director: Yota Tsuruoka
Music: Kei Haneoka
Animation Production: SHAFT

CAST:
Koyomi Araragi: Hiroshi Kamiya
Ougi Oshino: Kaori Mizuhashi
Sodachi Oikura: Marina Inoue
Hitagi Senjyogahara: Chiwa Saito
Tsubasa Hanekawa: Yui Horie
Suruga Kanbaru: Miyuki Sawashiro
Nadeko Sengoku: Kana Hanazawa
Shinobu Oshino: Maaya Sakamoto
Yotsugi Ononoki: Saori Hayami
Izuko Gaen: Satsuki Yukino

About Aniplex of America Inc.
Aniplex of America Inc. (Santa Monica, California) is a subsidiary of Aniplex Inc. (headquartered in Tokyo, Japan), a group of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. and a leading provider of anime content and music production and distribution in Japan. Aniplex of America has launched fan-favorite Blu-ray and DVD releases such as Sword Art Online, KILL la KILL, Bakemonogatari, Durarara!!, Fate/Zero, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, the Garden of sinners, Blue Exorcist, Anohana: The Movie, NISEKOI, OREIMO 2, Magi: The Kingdom of Magic, Expelled From Paradise, VALVRAVE: The Liberator, NISEKOI and World Conquest Zvezda Plot. The company's ever-growing line-up of shows includes our most recent titles Sword Art Online II, ALDNOAH.ZERO, Persona4 the Golden ANIMATION, The irregular at magic high school, Your lie in April, Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works, Charlotte, Classroom Crisis, DURARARA!! ×2, WAGNARIA!! 3 and GOD EATER.

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