Kizumonogatari films are getting a new theatrical release, titled Kizumonogatari -Vamp Edition-. The new project will be an edit of Tekketsu, Nekketsu and Reiketsu. The movies, animated by SHAFT, are an adaptation of the second entry in the Monogatari light novel series. Tatsuya Oishi is in charge of directing and writing the screenplay for the reboot.
The first two movies in the Kizumonogatari trilogy were released in 2016, while the third followed in 2017. Akiyuki Shinbo and Oishi co-directed them. Shinbo also worked on the script with Yuki Kizawa and Muneo Nakamoto – SHAFT was also credited for it.
Monogatari is a light novel series written by Nisi Oisin and illustrated by Vofan. The series started serialization in 2006 and although volumes cover different arcs, the titles of each one end with -monogatari. Bakemonogatari is a manga adaptation of the light novel, illustrated by Oh! Great. It has been serialized in Weekly Shonen Magazine since 2018.
The franchise received an anime adaptation titled Bakemonogatari by studio SHAFT in the Summer of 2009. Nisemonogatari and Nisemonogatari (Black) followed in 2012. Monogatari Series: Second Season aired in 2013 and covered 6 arcs of the light novel. The remaining arcs – Tsukimonogatari , Owarimonogatari, Koyomimonogatari, Owarimonogatari II, and Zoku Owarimonogatari were also adapted to anime.
The Kizumonogatari -Vamp Edition- movie premieres on January 12, 2024 in Japan.
Source: Official Twitter
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