OWARIMONOGATARI Product Release Details Announced

Araragi Finally Comes Face to Face with his Forgotten Past

SANTA MONICA, CA (July 1, 2016) –Aniplex of America announced today at their Anime Expo® industry panel in Los Angeles their plans to release OWARIMONOGATARI on Blu-ray starting this fall. The next chapter of the fan-favorite Monogatari Series franchise will be released in two volume sets with volume 1 scheduled for release on October 25th and volume 2 on December 20th of this year. Pre-orders for both volumes will begin today on Aniplex of America's official Monogatari Series homepage (www.Monogatari-USA.com).

OWARIMONOGATARI Volume 1 Synopsis:
One day, Suruga Kanbaru introduces Koyomi Araragi to a new transfer student who claims to be the niece of Meme Oshino. Her name is Ougi Oshino and she reveals that she has found a hidden classroom in Naoetsu High School. Koyomi is mysteriously trapped in this classroom and forced to recall some incidents from his past.

OWARIMONOGATARI Volume 2 Synopsis:
After the summer break, Koyomi breaks the link with Shinobu Oshino and for the first time in six months returns to being a human. Along with Suruga Kanbaru, he heads to the cram school ruins where they are attacked by a strange entity wearing Japanese armor. They are saved by Yotsugi Ononoki and head to meet with Izuko Gaen to get some advice. But, when they approach her, she begins to tell them an unbelievable tale about Shinobu's past.

For details on OWARIMONOGATARI, please visit: www.Monogatari-USA.com

OWARIMONOGATARI Blu-ray Set Volume 1 features:

*Art subject to change

BD Features

  • Spoken Language: Japanese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 widescreen
  • Episodes: 7 Episodes (OUGI FORMULA #1&2 / SODACHI RIDDLE #1&2 / SODACHI LOST #1-3)
  • Number of Discs: 2 Blu-ray Discs
  • Total Run Time: Approx. 175 min.
  • Rating: 16UP
Bonus Contents
  • Trailer Collection
  • Textless Opening
  • Textless Ending
* Bonus contents include English subtitles.

Bonus Materials & Package

  • Deluxe Booklet
  • Pin-up Postcard Set
  • Package Illustrated by Akio Watanabe (Character Design)

Product number and UPC bar code
Title: OWARIMONOGATARI Blu-ray Set Volume 1
Street Date: 10/25/2016
SKU #: AOA-7201
UPC: 816546020361
SRP: $89.98
Retail Price: $69.98

OWARIMONOGATARI Blu-ray Set Volume 2 features:

*Art subject to change

BD Features

  • Spoken Language: Japanese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 widescreen
  • Episodes: 6 Episodes (SHINOBU MAIL #1-6)
  • Number of Discs: 2 Blu-ray Discs
  • Total Run Time: Approx. 150 min.
  • Rating: 16UP
Bonus Contents
  • Trailer Collection
  • Textless Opening
  • Textless Ending
* Bonus contents include English subtitles.

Bonus Materials & Package

  • Deluxe Booklet
  • Pin-up Postcard Set
  • Package Illustrated by Akio Watanabe (Character Design)

Product number and UPC bar code
Title: OWARIMONOGATARI Blu-ray Set Volume 2
Street Date: 12/20/2016
SKU #: AOA-7202
UPC: 81654602037
SRP: $74.98
Retail Price: $59.98

All SKUs will be available through official Aniplex of America retailers. For a list of our retailers, please visit: www.AniplexUSA.com/retailers

STAFF:
Original Story: 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 Directors: Taisuke Iwasaki, Shinya Nishizawa
Art Director: Ken Naito
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 Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) group. Aniplex Inc. is a leading provider of anime content, along with music production and distribution in Japan. Aniplex of America has launched fan-favorite Blu-ray and DVD titles including the Sword Art Online series, Your lie in April, KILL la KILL, Bakemonogatari, Fate/Zero, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Blue Exorcist, NISEKOI, OREIMO 2, Magi: The Kingdom of Magic, Expelled From Paradise, The irregular at magic high school, ALDNOAH.ZERO, Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works] and DURARARA!!×2. The company's ever-growing line-up of shows includes our most recent titles such as: ERASED, The Asterisk War, OWARIMONOGATARI, Charlotte, Classroom Crisis, WAGNARIA!!3, GOD EATER and HAIFURI (High School Fleet).

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