Aniplex of America Announces Product Release Details for -Kizumonogatari- Part 2: Nekketsu

Part 2 of Highly Anticipated Trilogy to Receive Home Release

SANTA MONICA, CA (March 31, 2017) – Aniplex of America Inc. announced today at their industry panel at Anime Boston (Boston, MA) their plans to release -KIZUMONOGATARI- PART 2: NEKKETSU on Blu-ray starting this spring. The second part of the prequel trilogy to Bakemonogatari will be released on May 9 of this year. Pre-orders will begin today at 1:30 PM PDT on Aniplex of America's official KIZUMONOGATARI homepage (www.Kizumonogatari-USA.com).

-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 continues to follow Koyomi Araragi, who was turned into a vampire by the legendary vampire, Kiss-shot Acerola-orion Heart-under-blade. He needs to revive the weakened vampire back to her complete form to return to being human again. The only way for him to achieve his goal is to fight the three vampire hunters – Dramaturgy, Episode and Guillotinecutter.

This film brought 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, NISEKOI 2). 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

-KIZUMONOGATARI- PART 2: NEKKETSU Blu-ray features:

<BD Features>

  • Spoken Language: Japanese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Cinemascope
  • Number of Discs: 2 Discs (Blu-ray Disc + Soundtrack CD)
  • Total Run Time: Approx. 68 min.
  • Rating: 16UP

<Bonus Contents>

  • Theatrical Trailer
  • PV & CM Collections

<Bonus Materials & Package>

  • PART 2: NEKKETSU 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

Title Street Date SKU # UPC SRP Retail Price
KIZUMONOGATARI PART 2: NEKKETSU Blu-ray 5/9/2017 AOA-2602 816546020552 $89.98 $69.98

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

STAFF:
Original Works: NISIOISIN "KIZUMONOGATARI" (Kodansha BOX)
Original Character Design: VOFAN
Chief Director: Akiyuki Shimbou
Director: Tatsuya Oishi
Screenplay: Tofuyashi, Akiyuki Shimbou
Character Design: Akio Watanabe, Hideyuki Morioka
Chief Animation Directors: Hideyuki Morioka, Hiroki Yamamura
Main Animators: Yuya Geshi, Genichiro Abe, Yoshio Kosakai, Ryo Imamura
Art Director: Toshiharu Iijima
Art Setting: Nobuyuki Takeuchi
Color Setting: Hitoshi Hibino
CG Directors: Shinya Takano, Tomohisa Shitara
VFX Supervisor: Michiya Kato
Directors of Photography: Takayuki Aizu, Shinichiro Eto
Editing: Rie Matsubara
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: March comes in like a lion, Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga, ERASED, The Asterisk War, OWARIMONOGATARI, Charlotte, WAGNARIA!!3, GOD EATER and HAIFURI (High School Fleet).

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