Monogatari Off and Monster Season Reveals 2nd Key Visual, Orokamonogatari Teaser

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A new key visual for the Monogatari Off and Monster Season anime, featuring Shinobu and a mysterious character, has been released. There’s also a teaser trailer for Orokamonogatari, the first story of the upcoming series.

In addition, Saori Hayami, Yuka Iguchi, and Kana Hanazawa are confirmed to be reprising their respective roles as Yotsugi Ononoki, Tsukihi Araragi, and Nadeko Sengoku. More staff members were revealed as well, including:

• Art director: Hisaharu Iijima (returning)
• Color designer: Yasuko Watanabe (Zoku Owarimonogatari)
• Compositing director: Hiyori Hashimoto (Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story and RWBY Ice Queendom assistant compositing director)
• Compositing director: Mizuho Ishikawa (Zom 100 compositing staff)

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Monogatari Off and Monster Season will begin airing in 2024. 

The Monogatari Series is based on the light novels written by Nisio Isin and illustrated by Vofan, began in 2006 with Bakemonogatari Part 1 and 2. The Off-Season books were released from 2015 to 2017 and include Orokamonogatari, WazamonogatariNademonogatari, and Musubimonogatari. The Monster Season entries — ShinobomonogatariYoimonogatariAmarimonogatariOugimonogatari, and Shinomonogatari Parts 1 and 2 — were released from 2017 to 2021. 

Kodansha US describes Bakemonogatari Part 1 as:

There’s a girl at their school who is always ill. She routinely arrives late, leaves early, or doesn’t show up at all, and skips gym as a matter of course. She’s pretty, and the boys take to whispering that ’s a cloistered princess. As the self-described worst loser in her class soon finds out, they just don’t know what a monster she is.

So begins a tale of mysterious maladies that are supernatural in origin yet deeply revealing of the human psyche, a set of case files as given to unexpected feeling as it is to irreverent humor.

The anime adaptation of Bakemonogatari premiered in 2009. It was diretced by Tatsuya Oishi, who also directed 2016 to 2017’s Kizumonogatari movie trilogy (a compilation version, Kizumonogatari: Koyomi Vamp, was released on January 12 in Japan. The numerous other previous Monogatari anime were directed by Tomoyuki Itamura (Call of the Night, The Case Study of Vanitas).


Staff

• Chief director: Akiyuki Shinbo (returning)
• Director: Midori Yoshizawa (Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story Season 2 assistant director)
• Character designer: Akio Watanabe (returning)
• Series composer: Fuyashi Tou (returning)
• Series composer: Akiyuki Shinbo (returning)


Source: @nisioisin_anime

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