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Aniplex of America Announces Owarimonogatari Final Blu-ray Set Coming This Summer

Koyomi Araragi's epic finale comes to Blu-ray!

SANTA MONICA, CA (March 30, 2018) –Aniplex of America announced today at their Sakura-Con industry panel in Seattle, WA that fans of OWARIMONOGATARI will be able to own the complete series on Blu-ray this summer with the upcoming release of OWARIMONOGATARI Blu-ray Set Volume 3. The final volume of the fan-favorite supernatural thriller will include the last 7 episodes of the long-awaited finale to the Monogatari Series, tying up the conclusion of the occult mysteries surrounding Koyomi Araragi. The OWARIMONOGATARI Blu-ray Set Volume 3 will be released on June 26th, 2018 and will come with plenty of bonus features and contents for the true and casual fan alike. Along with the final seven episodes, the Volume 3 Blu-ray Set will include the textless opening and ending, a deluxe booklet, a package designed by Character Designer Akio Watanabe, and the animated featurettes “STORY OF KOYOMI ARARAGI” and “STORY THAT IS GOING TOWARDS THE END.”

OWARIMONOGATARI is the conclusion of the bestselling Monogatari Series light novels by NisiOisin that took fans by storm since the franchise's debut in 2005. The Monogatari Series follows high school student and former vampire Koyomi Araragi and the supernatural sweethearts surrounding the odd events of his life, inspiring multiple anime adaptations, manga, drama CDs, and even a theatrical prequel trilogy, KIZUMONOGATARI. The final series takes place after the twelve episode KOYOMIMONOGATARI season and is a wordplay using the Japanese word for “end”—owari. After years of anticipation, OWARIMONOGATARI is the season that ties the events of the previous installations together in a heart-stopping finale sure to make your head tilt!

The Monogatari Series is known among anime fans for its heavy-hitting, visually stunning animation, and OWARIMONOGATARI is no exception. OWARIMONOGATARI is animated by famed studio Shaft (Puella Magi Madoka Magica, March comes in like a lion) and directed by Monogatari Series veteran Akiyuki Shimbou (NISEKOI, BAKEMONOGATARI) while Kei Haneoka (Tsukimonogatari) returns to the Monogatari Series to compose the music. The all-star cast of the previous seasons has returned, with Hiroshi Kamiya (Durarara!!, Blue Exorcist) as protagonist Koyomi Araragi, Kaori Mizuhashi (Puella Magi Madoka Magica, KOYOMIMONOGATARI) as Ougi Oshino, Maaya Sakamoto (Fate/Apocrypha, Magi: The Kingdom of Magic) as Shinobu Oshino, and Chiwa Saito (BAKEMONOGATARI, The irregular at magic high school) as Hitagi Senjyogahara.

Pre-orders begin today and orders will begin shipment starting June 21st, 2018.

For more details on OWARIMONOGATARI, please visit the official homepage: www.Monogatari-USA.com

OWARIMONOGATARI Blu-ray Set Vol.3 includes:

Blu-ray Features:
Spoken Languages: Japanese
Subtitles: English
Aspect ratio: 16:9 Widescreen
Episodes: 7 Episodes
Number of Discs: 2 Blu-ray Discs
Total Run Time: Approx. 170 min.
Rating: 16 UP

Bonus Contents:
PV & CM Collection
Textless Opening & Ending
* Bonus contents subject to change.

Bonus Materials and Special Packages:
Deluxe Booklet
Pin-up Postcard Set
Package Illustrated by Aki Watanabe (Character Design)
*Bonus Materials and Package are subject to change

Product number and UPC bar code
Title: OWARIMONOGATARI Blu-ray Set Vol. 3
Street Date: 6/26/2018
SKU #: AOA-7203
UPC: 816546021368
SRP: $89.98
Store price: $69.98

During the month of October of his third year in high school, Koyomi Araragi is introduced to a transfer student named Ougi Oshino by his underclassman Suruga Kanbaru.

Ougi tells Koyomi that she has something she wishes to consult with him. When she draws the map of Naoetsu High School, she finds something peculiar on there.

This discovery reveals a tale that wasn't meant to be told, and this makes Koyomi's high school life totally different.

This is the story that brings to light “what” makes Koyomi Araragi.

This is the story that reveals the “beginning” of everything. "About how I, Koyomi Araragi, am going to end... and begin. That's this story."

About OWARIMONOGATARI Blu-ray Set Vol. 3:
Koyomi wakes up to see Mayoi Hachikuji before him, the girl who supposedly had gone to the afterlife. She tells Koyomi that they are currently in Avichi, the lowest levels of hell. Koyomi is dubious of how Mayoi knew about the exact timing of his death and which hell he would drop into, when Mayoi tells him that she was there to pick him up by the request of a certain individual.

Original Story: NisiOisinOwarimonogatari” (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 Director: 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

Koyomi Araragi: Hiroshi Kamiya
Mayoi Hachikuji: Emiri Katō
Tadatsuru Teori: Takehito Koyasu
Hitagi Senjyogahara: Chiwa Saito
Tsubasa Hanekawa: Yui Horie
Shinobu Oshino: Maaya Sakamoto
Ougi Oshino: Kaori Mizuhashi
Yotsugi Ononoki: Saori Hayami
Izuko Gaen: Satsuki Yukino
Karen Araragi: Eri Kitamura
Tsukihi Araragi: Yuka Iguchi
Meme Oshino: Takahiro Sakurai
Nadeko Sengoku: Kana Hanazawa

About Aniplex of America Inc.
Aniplex of America Inc. (Santa Monica, California) is a subsidiary of Aniplex Inc. (headquartered in Tokyo, Japan), a group of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. and a leading provider of anime content and music production and distribution in Japan. Aniplex of America has launched fan-favorite Blu-ray and DVD releases including Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works], Fate/Zero, the Sword Art Online series, Your Lie in April, Kill la Kill, Bakemonogatari, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Blue Exorcist, anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day-, NISEKOI, the Oreimo series, Durarara!!×2, Magi series, Expelled from Paradise, The irregular at magic high school, and ALDNOAH.ZERO. The company's ever-growing line-up of shows include: March comes in like a lion, Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga, ERASED, The Asterisk War, OWARIMONOGATARI, KIZUMONOGATARI, Charlotte, Occultic;Nine, WWW.WAGNARIA!!, GRANBLUE FANTASY, Eromanga Sensei, Katsugeki: Touken Ranbu, BLEND-S, Fate/stay night [Heaven's Feel] I. presage flower, Slow Start, Record of Grancrest War, and Today's Menu for Emiya Family. In June 2017, the company launched the English version of the popular mobile game, Fate/Grand Order, which has exceeded two million downloads.


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