Koyomi Araragi’s epic finale comes to Blu-ray!
Aniplex of America announced today at their Sakura-Con industry panel in Seattle, WA that fans of OWARIMONOGATARI will be able to own the complete series on Blu-ray this summer with the upcoming release of OWARIMONOGATARI Blu-ray Set Volume 3. The final volume of the fan-favorite supernatural thriller will include the last 7 episodes of the long-awaited finale to the Monogatari Series, tying up the conclusion of the occult mysteries surrounding Koyomi Araragi. TheOWARIMONOGATARI Blu-ray Set Volume 3 will be released on June 26th, 2018 and will come with plenty of bonus features and contents for the true and casual fan alike. Along with the final seven episodes, the Volume 3 Blu-ray Set will include the textless opening and ending, a deluxe booklet, a package designed by Character Designer Akio Watanabe, and the animated featurettes “STORY OF KOYOMI ARARAGI” and “STORY THAT IS GOING TOWARDS THE END.”
OWARIMONOGATARI is the conclusion of the bestselling Monogatari Series light novels by Nisioisin that took fans by storm since the franchise’s debut in 2005. The Monogatari Series follows high school student and former vampire Koyomi Araragi and the supernatural sweethearts surrounding the odd events of his life, inspiring multiple anime adaptations, manga, drama CDs, and even a theatrical prequel trilogy, KIZUMONOGATARI. The final series takes place after the twelve episode KOYOMIMONOGATARI season and is a wordplay using the Japanese word for “end”—owari. After years of anticipation, OWARIMONOGATARI is the season that ties the events of the previous installations together in a heart-stopping finale sure to make your head tilt!
The Monogatari Series is known among anime fans for its heavy-hitting, visually stunning animation, and OWARIMONOGATARI is no exception. OWARIMONOGATARI is animated by famed studio Shaft (Puella Magi Madoka Magica, March comes in like a lion) and directed by Monogatari Series veteran Akiyuki Shimbou (NISEKOI, BAKEMONOGATARI) while Kei Haneoka (Tsukimonogatari) returns to the Monogatari Series to compose the music. The all-star cast of the previous seasons has returned, with Hiroshi Kamiya (Durarara!!, Blue Exorcist) as protagonist Koyomi Araragi, Kaori Mizuhashi (Puella Magi Madoka Magica, KOYOMIMONOGATARI) as Ougi Oshino, Maaya Sakamoto (Fate/Apocrypha, Magi: The Kingdom of Magic) as Shinobu Oshino, and Chiwa Saito (BAKEMONOGATARI, The irregular at magic high school) as Hitagi Senjyogahara.
Pre-orders begin today and orders will begin shipment starting June 21st, 2018.
For more details on OWARIMONOGATARI, please visit the official homepage: www.Monogatari-USA.com
- Spoken Languages: Japanese
- Subtitles: English
- Aspect ratio: 16:9 Widescreen
- Episodes: 7 Episodes
- Number of Discs: 2 Blu-ray Discs
- Total Run Time: Approx. 170 min.
- Rating: 16 UP
- PV & CM Collection
- Textless Opening & Ending
- Short Featurette: STORY OF KOYOMI ARARAGI
- Short Featurette: STORY THAT IS GOING TOWARDS THE END
* Bonus contents subject to change.
<Bonus Materials and Special Packages>
- Deluxe Booklet
- Pin-up Postcard Set
- Package Illustrated by Aki Watanabe (Character Design)
*Bonus Materials and Package are subject to change
During the month of October of his third year in high school, Koyomi Araragi is introduced to a transfer student named Ougi Oshino by his underclassman Suruga Kanbaru.
Ougi tells Koyomi that she has something she wishes to consult with him. When she draws the map of Naoetsu High School, she finds something peculiar on there.
This discovery reveals a tale that wasn’t meant to be told, and this makes Koyomi’s high school life totally different.
This is the story that brings to light “what” makes Koyomi Araragi.
This is the story that reveals the “beginning” of everything. “About how I, Koyomi Araragi, am going to end… and begin. That’s this story.”
About OWARIMONOGATARI Blu-ray Set Vol. 3:
Koyomi wakes up to see Mayoi Hachikuji before him, the girl who supposedly had gone to the afterlife. She tells Koyomi that they are currently in Avichi, the lowest levels of hell. Koyomi is dubious of how Mayoi knew about the exact timing of his death and which hell he would drop into, when Mayoi tells him that she was there to pick him up by the request of a certain individual.
Original Story: Nisioisin “Owarimonogatari” (Kodansha BOX)
Original Character Concept: VOFAN
Chief Director: Akiyuki Shimbou
Director: Tomoyuki Itamura
Screenplay: Toufuyashi, Akiyuki Shimbou
Character Design & Chief Animation Director: Akio Watanabe
Chief Animation Director: Taisuke Iwasaki, Shinya Nishizawa
Art Director: Ken Naito
Color Setting: Hitoshi Hibino, Yasuko Watanabe
Director of Photography: Rei Egami
Editing: Rie Matsubara
Sound Director: Yota Tsuruoka
Music: Kei Haneoka
Animation Production: SHAFT
Koyomi Araragi: Hiroshi Kamiya
Mayoi Hachikuji: Emiri Kato
Tadatsuru Teori: Takehito Koyasu
Hitagi Senjyogahara: Chiwa Saito
Tsubasa Hanekawa: Yui Horie
Shinobu Oshino: Maaya Sakamoto
Ougi Oshino: Kaori Mizuhashi
Yotsugi Ononoki: Saori Hayami
Izuko Gaen: Satsuki Yukino
Karen Araragi: Eri Kitamura
Tsukihi Araragi: Yuka Iguchi
Meme Oshino: Takahiro Sakurai
Nadeko Sengoku: Kana Hanazawa