Aniplex of America Announces KIZUMONOGATARI PART 2: NEKKETSU Premiering in the U.S.

SANTA MONICA, CA (August 13, 2016) –Aniplex of America announced today at their industry panel at OTAKON (Baltimore, MD), their plans to premiere -KIZUMONOGATARI- PART 2: NEKKETSU in the U.S. starting in October 2016. This is the highly anticipated second installment of the -KIZUMONOGATARI- film trilogy. Aniplex of America premiered the first film, -KIZUMONOGATARI- PART 1: TEKKETSU this past February across the U.S. and also in Canada starting on August 28th. Aniplex of America also confirmed that theater patrons will receive an exclusive giveaway item with each purchased ticket while supplies last. Ticket sales for -KIZUMONOGATARI-
PART 2: NEKKETSU
will begin at a later date through the official -KIZUMONOGATARI- website (www.Kizumonogatari-USA.com). -KIZUMONOGATARI- PART 2: NEKKETSU will be distributed by AZOLAND PICTURES in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

-KIZUMONOGATARI- PART 2: NEKKETSU features the origin story of the highly popular Monogatari Series originally created by author NISIOISIN and is a direct prequel to the BAKEMONOGATARI television series. The story follows the protagonist Koyomi Araragi and his encounter with the horrifying vampire, Kiss-shot Acerola-orion Heart-under-blade A.K.A. the “King of Apparitions.” Koyomi saves the fatally wounded Kiss-shot by offering his blood to her in exchange for his own life as a human. This highly anticipated film will be bringing together an all-star creative staff including Director Tatsuya Oishi (Series Director of BAKEMONOGATARI), Character Designer Akio Watanabe, who worked on the entire Monogatari series, and Chief Director Akiyuki Shimbou (Madoka Magica, Monogatari Series, NISEKOI). Studio SHAFT will be responsible for the anime production.

For more details on KIZUMONOGATARI PART 2: NEKKETSU, please visit the official website: www.Kizumonogatari-USA.com

STAFF:
Original Works: NISIOISIN "KIZUMONOGATARI" (Kodansha BOX)
Chief Director: Akiyuki Shimbou
Director: Tatsuya Oishi
Character Design: Akio Watanabe, Hideyuki Morioka
Sound Director: Yota Tsuruoka
Music: Satoru Kosaki
Animation Production: SHAFT
Produced by: Aniplex, KODANSHA, SHAFT

CAST:
Koyomi Araragi: Hiroshi Kamiya
Kiss-shot Acerola-orion Heart-under-blade: Maaya Sakamoto
Tsubasa Hanekawa: Yui Horie
Meme Oshino: Takahiro Sakurai
Episode: Miyu Irino
Dramaturgy: Masashi Ebara
Guillotinecutter: Hochu Otsuka

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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About Azoland Pictures, LLC.
Azoland Pictures, LLC is a film distribution company that offers Japanese anime and live-action films to the audiences in North America. The company also organizes movie premieres, anime related film festivals, and J-Pop events in the Los Angeles area. In 2015, Azoland Pictures has theatrically distributed LOVE LIVE! The School Idol Movie and Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin Part I: Blue Eyed Casval and Part II: Artesia's Sorrow. More information available at www.azolandpictures.com.

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