Monogatari Off and Monster Season’s New Trailer Previews YOASOBI Song, Reveals July Premiere

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Monogatari Off and Monster Season has received a new trailer, which serves to preview the Orokamonogatari and Nademonogatari arcs as well as the recently announced YOASOBI theme song, “UNDEAD.” 

It also reveals that the anime will premiere in Japan on July 6 on ABEMA.

Monogatari Off and Monster Season is the first new Monogatari Series anime since 2019’s Zoku Owarimonogatari, ignoring the Kizumonogatari: Koyomi Vamp compilation film from January 2024. The Monogatari anime are based on the light novel series written by Nisio Isin and illustrated by Vofan.

The Off-Season books — OrokamonogatariWazamonogatari, Nademonogatari, and Musubimonogatari — were released from 2015 to 2017. The Monster Season titles, which are Shinobumonogatari, Yoimonogatari, Amarimonogatari, Ougimonogatari, and Shimonogatari Parts 1 and 2, were released from 2017 to 2021. The first books were  2006’s Bakemonogatari Part 1 and 2

Kodansha USA 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 Bakemonogatari anime premiered in 2009 and was directed by Tatsuya Oishi, who also directed 2016 to 2017’s Kizumonogatari movie trilogy. The other previous Monogatari anime were directed by Tomoyuki Itamura (Call of the NightThe 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 To (returning)
• Series composer: Akiyuki Shinbo (returning)
• 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)

Cast

• Saori Hayami as Yotsugi Ononoki
• Yuka Iguchi as Tsukihi Araragi
• Kana Hanazawa as Nadeko Sengoku


Source: Aniplex YouTube channel

Melvyn is one of Anime Trending's main news writers. Aside from anime, he can sometimes be found writing about Japanese/anime-related video games, VTubers, manga, and light novels. Occasionally, he'll put out a review or listicle too. Every anime season, he looks forward to discovering new standout episodes and OP/ED animation sequences. Some of his free time is spent self-learning Japanese.
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