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English-subbed Kizumonogatari Trailer Streams

Last week we got word that the long-awaited movie adaptation of Kizumonogatari, the Bakemonogatari prequel, would be not one but three films, the first of which is set to open in January.

Now we have an English-subtitled trailer and website courtesy Aniplex USA.

Here’s how Aniplex introduces the series of films:

One fateful evening, second year high school student Koyomi Araragi has a shocking meeting with Kiss-shot Acerola-orion Heart-under-blade, the “King of Apparitions.”

She was blindingly beautiful, yet chillingly terrifying. She was a painfully merciless, legendary vampire, with missing limbs.

This is where the “MONOGATARI” begins.

Written by NISIOISIN, “KIZUMONOGATARI” is to be adapted into a trilogy: “Tekketsu,” “Nekketsu” and “Reiketsu.”

Brought to you by the renowned director Akiyuki Shimbou and studio SHAFT, the creators of the MONOGATARI series and Puella Magi Madoka Magica, this is the origin of the “story of apparitions” depicted in BAKEMONOGATARI.

We’re guessing this means Aniplex has plans to release the films in the States, perhaps even theatrically? One can hope.

Source: Crunchyroll

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.