Aniplex of America Announces Product Details For Kizumonogatari Part 1

Based on the novel “Kizumonogatari” by NISIOISIN originally published by KODANSHA Ltd. ©NISIOISIN/KODANSHA, ANIPLEX, SHAFT All Rights Reserved.

Part 1 of Highly Anticipated Trilogy to Receive Home Release

SANTA MONICA, CA (October 1, 2016) – Aniplex of America Inc. announced today at their industry panel at Anime Weekend Atlanta (Atlanta, GA) their plans to release -KIZUMONOGATARI- PART 1: TEKKETSU on Blu-ray starting this winter. The first part of the highly anticipated trilogy and prequel to the Monogatari franchise will be released on December 27 of this year. Pre-orders will begin on Monday, October 3 at 10AM CDT on Aniplex of America's official KIZUMONOGATARI homepage (

-KIZUMONOGATARI- PART 1: TEKKETSU 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 at the expense of his own life as a human. This highly anticipated film will be bringing together an all-star creative team including Director Tatsuya Oishi (Series Director of BAKEMONOGATARI
), Character Designer Akio Watanabe (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 1: TEKKETSU, please visit the official homepage:


BD Features

  • Spoken Language: Japanese

    • DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1ch
    • DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0ch

  • Subtitles: English
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Cinemascope
  • Number of Discs: 2 Discs (Blu-ray Disc + Soundtrack CD)
  • Total Run Time: Approx. 63 min.
  • Rating: 16UP

Bonus Contents

  • Theatrical Trailer
  • PV & CM Collections

Bonus Materials & Package

  • PART 1: TEKKETSU Original Soundtrack CD
  • Deluxe Booklet
  • Pin-up Postcard Set
  • Package Illustrated by Akio Watanabe (Character Design)

** Bonus contents and materials are subject to change.

Product number and UPC bar code
Street Date: 12/27/2016
SKU #: AOA-2601
UPC: 816546020545
SRP: $89.98
Retail Price: $69.98

This SKU will be available through official Aniplex of America retailers. For a list of our retailers, please visit:

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

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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