Aniplex of America Announces KIZUMONOGATARI PART 2: NEKKETSU Premiering in the U.S.

Aniplex of America announced today at their industry panel at OTAKON (Baltimore, MD), their plans to premiere -KIZUMONOGATARI- PART 2: NEKKETSU in the U.S. starting in October 2016. This is the highly anticipated second installment of the -KIZUMONOGATARI- film trilogy. Aniplex of America premiered the first film, -KIZUMONOGATARI- PART 1: TEKKETSU this past February across the U.S. and also in Canada starting on August 28th. Aniplex of America also confirmed that theater patrons will receive an exclusive giveaway item with each purchased ticket while supplies last. Ticket sales for -KIZUMONOGATARI PART 2: NEKKETSU will begin at a later date through the official -KIZUMONOGATARI- website ( -KIZUMONOGATARI- PART 2: NEKKETSU will be distributed by AZOLAND PICTURES in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

-KIZUMONOGATARI- PART 2: NEKKETSU features the origin story of the highly popular Monogatari Series originally created by author NISIOISIN and is a direct prequel to the BAKEMONOGATARI television series. The story follows the protagonist Koyomi Araragi and his encounter with the horrifying vampire, Kiss-shot Acerola-orion Heart-under-blade A.K.A. the “King of Apparitions.” Koyomi saves the fatally wounded Kiss-shot by offering his blood to her in exchange for his own life as a human. This highly anticipated film will be bringing together an all-star creative staff including Director Tatsuya Oishi (Series Director of BAKEMONOGATARI), Character Designer Akio Watanabe, who worked on the entire Monogatari series, and Chief Director Akiyuki Shimbou (Madoka Magica, Monogatari Series, NISEKOI). Studio SHAFT will be responsible for the anime production. For more details on KIZUMONOGATARI PART 2: NEKKETSU, please visit the official website:

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Chief Director: Akiyuki Shimbou

Director: Tatsuya Oishi

Character Design: Akio Watanabe, Hideyuki Morioka

Sound Director: Yota Tsuruoka

Music: Satoru Kosaki

Animation Production: SHAFT

Produced by: Aniplex, KODANSHA, SHAFT


Koyomi Araragi: Hiroshi Kamiya

Kiss-shot Acerola-orion Heart-under-blade: Maaya Sakamoto

Tsubasa Hanekawa: Yui Horie

Meme Oshino: Takahiro Sakurai

Episode: Miyu Irino

Dramaturgy: Masashi Ebara

Guillotinecutter: Hochu Otsuka

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