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Delayed for a hefty year or two, Kizumonogatari is now apparently once again confirmed for what is hopefully a solid release date – the movie will be joining the fall season, premiering this upcoming autumn.

The news comes via a Japanese online media download store, more or less Sony’s equivalent of iTunes. Everyone should be hoping this news is actually accurate, but more than that, that the film isn’t postponed yet again considering that it was already long-ago once promised a release date, only to disappoint. Kizumonogatari will be integral for anyone hoping for Monogatari Second Season to make any sense.

20 Comments

  • Nate Vick says:

    I hope it’s the final premiere date

  • triton6783 says:

    By Autumn I hope they mean September 1st.

  • mizuiro88 says:

    about time…

  • “Kizumonogatari will be integral for anyone hoping for Monogatari Second Season to make any sense.”

    Seven is exaggerating as always, but it’s about time this movie needed to be released.

    • cronosmu says:

      Right. Without having read Kizu and having no clue who the hell that Episode guy is, could you really understand what’s his relation with Hanekawa, Araragi, Shinobu and Oshino?

      Nekomonogatari White was written having in mind that the reader was familiar to Kizumonogatari. And that’s also the way Shaft decided to adapt it.

      • gargamesh says:

        Exactly, devilmaycry probably already has read the novels, for he is not complaining, but as for those who haven’t, many things just appear as irrelevant insertions of characters and dialogue.

      • Seven says:

        I’m sure Nekomonogatari White, like every Monogatari thus far, is a fantastic experience – though indeed, SHAFT’s approach to bringing it to life in anime-form is not favorable for most of us, subsequently ruining that experience.

  • holy shit yes!!!! I hope this is true, its about freaking time!!

  • jinta says:

    YES!!!YES!!!YES!!! (my reaction for like 10 mins.)

    We finally get to see what happened during spring break!!

  • “Right. Without having read Kizu and having no clue who the hell that Episode guy is, could you really understand what’s his relation with Hanekawa, Araragi, Shinobu and Oshino?”

    “I thought you had returned to your country after THAT INCIDENT Episode-san.”

    “I am specialized in hunting vampires, a tiger would be…”

    “I am different from Dramaturgie and Guillotinecutter.”

    Episode is one of the three vampire hunters who attacked Araragi and shinobu. See is not that hard. Add 2 + 2 and Voila!

    • gargamesh says:

      And look, we couldn’t care less about them, since they just appeared out of nowhere and just spouted dialogue we currently have no idea about.

      No matter where you look, Kizu was integral as a foundation to Neko White, but seeing as it hasn’t even been seen yet in anime form, Neko white is a building without Pillars.

      • liamash3 says:

        So when Kizu is released, when people rewatch Neko White after seeing it the story will make more sense?

      • triton6783 says:

        Kizu seems to be an integral foundation to most of the series, as many aspects of it are always referenced.

      • Anonymous says:

        “No matter where you look, Kizu was integral as a foundation to Neko White, but seeing as it hasn’t even been seen yet in anime form, Neko white is a building without Pillars.”

        You have a point about Kizu being a necessary pillar to fully understand Nekomono: Shiro, but this arc is based on more pillars than just that one. Nekomono: Kuro and the Tsubasa Cat arcs are just as much of a pillars as Kizumono is, so the anime version of Nekomono: Shiro is “only” missing one pillar out of the three. And even then, this episode + the whole point of this entire arc provides enough clues to get the gist behind Episode’s revelance of this arc, the pillar is there to an extend. It still doesn’t substitue the actual pillar for those who didn’t read Kizumono, but if one watched Nekomono: Kuro and Tsubasa Cat, 2/3 of Nekomono: Shiro is already there, and the missing 1/3 can be worked around to an extend if one pays enough attention to what Episode is saying here and how Hanekawa concludes it at the end of episode 4. Which makes enough (again: not full, but enough) sense in the anime too, given she apparently brushed away his intent of killing her when she had the chat with him, which is very similar act of her trying to be considerate towards her parents despite the harsh treatment they dish out on her, or her trying to be considerate towards Araragi and his choices in life, and accept the fact she’s “just” a friend to him (a very precious one though, but her desire is still a romantic relationship).

        Btw I haven’t read the Kizu novel nor read any spoilers about it, so I’m not being affected by the Kizu novel at all when it comes to the enjoyment of the Nekomono: Shiro anime.

    • triton6783 says:

      That part was clear by what was explained, but his character was confusing and uninteresting, and also lacked much impact as his backstory was unknown

      • Everything you guys said up there is true, but just to finalize but just to finalize my point:

        You can call Nekomonogatari uninteresting. (I would call, at this point we already know everything about Hanekawa.) But to say that Nekomonogatari makes NO SENSE is completely 17overkill.

  • liamash3 says:

    Here’s hoping they’ll deliver this time :)
    I wonder if they’ll release an updated BD release of this like they do with the anime?

  • Anonymous says:

    Kizumonogatari is available for reading and downloading as a PDF at Baka-Tsuki.org, or at this link:
    http://rapidshare.com/files/3062196730/Kizumonogatari-Nisio_Ishin-English-Baka-Tsuki.pdf

    I read it in two hours, and I am expecting the Aniplex version to contain all the action scenes, and the climax with the short but lovely conversation scene between Koyomi Araragi and the fully complete Kiss Shot (where he asked her if she is hungry, then things turn to the worse!).

    I am a true believer of reading the book before watching the movie (I even read “Ben-Hur”) and watch the artistic license that the animators and producers do with the original novel.

  • Anonymous says:

    1 year later…. Still not released :3…….. Still waiting…. Still hoping…. Maybe one day…… Maybe….. :3

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