Kizumonogatari: Koyomi Vamp’s 8-Minute Commercial Released on YouTube

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Aniplex has released on YouTube the previously announced eight-minute commercial for the Kizumonogatari: Koyomi Vamp compilation movie.

The CM, which is apparently the longest commercial in Japan’s history, initially had its first and only television broadcast on January 1 JST. The YouTube upload was delayed due to the earthquake that struck Japan on New Year’s Day (the anime’s X (formerly Twitter) account apologized for being unable to halt the TV broadcast in time).

Kizumonogatari: Koyomi Vamp will premiere in Japanese theaters on January 12, 2024, with a North American release to follow later. The movie summarizes the Kizumonogatari trilogy (comprising Kizumonogatari Part 1: Tekketsu, Kizumonogatari Part 2: Nekketsu, and Kizumonogatari Part 3: Reiketsu), which came out in Japan between 2016 and 2017. The Kizumonogatari movies are an adaptation of the third volume of Nisio Isin‘s supernatural Monogatari light novel series, which serves as the prequel to 2006’s Bakemonogatari Part 1 and 2

Kodansha USA describes the Kizumonogatari book as:

Around midnight, under a lonely street lamp in a provincial town in Japan, lies a white woman, a blonde, alone, robbed of all four limbs, yet undead. Indeed, a rumor’s been circulating among the local girls that a vampire has come to their backwater, of all places. Koyomi Araragi, who prefers to avoid having friends because they’d lower his “intensity as a human,” is naturally skeptical. Yet it is to him that the bloodsucking demon, a concept “dated twice over,” beckons on the first day of spring break as he makes his way home with a fresh loot of morally compromising periodicals. Always disarmingly candid, often hilariously playful, and sometimes devastatingly moving, KIZUMONOGATARI: Wound Tale is the perfect gateway into the world of author NISIOISIN, the bestselling young novelist in Japan today. The prequel to BAKEMONOGATARI (“Monster Tale”), this is where the legendary MONOGATARI series, whose anime adaptations have enjoyed international popularity and critical acclaim, begins.

The first Monogatari series anime was 2009’s Bakemonogatari TV series. Many installments followed for the next decade, with the anime adaptations ending in 2019 with Zoku Monogatari. Bakemonogatari and Kizumonogatari are the only entries to be directed by Tatsuya Oishi, who also penned the scripts for the latter.

The Kodansha-published light novel series, which are illustrated by VOFAN, has 29 volumes as of May 2023 (excluding a crossover volume). The books have also inspired a manga adaptation drawn by Oh! great. An anime trailer for the Bakemonogatari manga was released in 2022.


Staff

• Chief director: Akiyuki Shimbou
• Character designers: Akio Watanabe and Hideyuki Morioka
• Sound director: Yota Tsuroka
• Music composer: Satoru Kosaki 

• Animation production: Shaft

Cast

• Hiroshi Kamiya as Koyomi Araragi
• Maaya Sakamoto as Kiss-shot Acerola-orion Heart-under-blade
• Yui Horie as Tsubasa Hanekawa
• Takahiro Sakurai as Meme Oshino
• Miyu Irino as Episode
• Masashi Ebara as Dramaturgy
• Hochu Otsuka as Guillotinecutter


Source: Aniplex Channel

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