The first in the Kizumonogatari anime film trilogy opened in Japan in January 2016, followed by releases in U.S. cinemas. Now, seven years later, the adaptation of Nisio Isin’s novel is set to return to theaters in Japan in re-edited form as a single film. Titled Kizumonogatari -Koyomi Vamp-, the feature will cover the story in a new way when it opens on January 12, 2024.
Plans were revealed during last night’s Aniplex Online Fest 2023 event. The film has the staff at SHAFT returning, with Tatsuya Oishi directing, Hideyuki Morioka handling character designs and Satoru Kosaki on music.
Check out the trailer:
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Vertical published the Kizumonogatari novel in English and sums up the story:
Around midnight, under a lonely street lamp in a provincial town in Japan, lies a white woman, a blonde, alone, robbed of all four limbs, yet undead. Indeed, a rumor’s been circulating among the local girls that a vampire has come to their backwater, of all places.
Koyomi Araragi, who prefers to avoid having friends because they’d lower his “intensity as a human,” is naturally skeptical. Yet it is to him that the bloodsucking demon, a concept “dated twice over,” beckons on the first day of spring break as he makes his way home with a fresh loot of morally compromising periodicals.
Always disarmingly candid, often hilariously playful, and sometimes devastatingly moving, KIZUMONOGATARI: Wound Tale is the perfect gateway into the world of author NISIOISIN, the bestselling young novelist in Japan today. The prequel to BAKEMONOGATARI (“Monster Tale”), this is where the legendary MONOGATARI series, whose anime adaptations have enjoyed international popularity and critical acclaim, begins.
Via Crunchyroll News