Aniplex of America Announces U.S. Theatrical Dates for -Kizumonogatari- Part II: Nekettsu
Santa Monica, CA (September 9, 2016) – Aniplex of America has confirmed today their plans to release the theatrical feature -KIZUMONOGATARI- PART 2: NEKKETSU in 33 U.S. theaters starting on October 22. 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 last month. Fans can now visit the official U.S. website (www.Kizumonogatari-USA.com) to get details on participating theaters, their respective showtimes, and how to purchase tickets. Aniplex of America has also confirmed that patrons will receive a special giveaway item with each purchased ticket at the theater while supplies last. -KIZUMONOGATARI- PART 2: NEKKETSU will be distributed by AZOLAND PICTURES in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.
This announcement comes after last week's news that the North American premiere of -KIZUMONOGATARI- PART 2: NEKKETSU will be held at AkibaFest (www.AkibaFest.com) on October 15. AkibaFest —a new anime fan festival announced during Anime Expo in July— will take place in the Little Tokyo area of Los Angeles, on October 15 and 16 in 2016, bringing with it the fun and festivities typically associated with the famous Akihabara sector of Tokyo. Fans will be able to enjoy exclusive film screenings, expert panels and workshops, playable video game demos, technology demos, cosplay contests, themed cafés, exclusive merchandise offers, Japanese food and beverages, and much more.
-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. In the spring of his second year of high school, Koyomi Araragi met the beautiful vampire Kiss-shot Acerola-orion Heart-under-blade. Koyomi saved Kiss-shot, who was on the verge of death with all four of her limbs cut off, but only at the expense of becoming her minion and a vampire. In order to become human again, he must take back all of Kiss-shots limbs from the three vampire hunters – Dramaturgy, Episode, and Guillotinecutter – who nearly killed her before. 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 homepage: www.Kizumonogatari-USA.com
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
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 fanfavorite 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).
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.