Kizumonogatari -Koyomi Vamp- Anime Film Reveals Special Theatrical Gift
December 28, 2023
Back in September it was revealed that the Kizumonogatari anime film trilogy will be coming back in a single condensed feature titled Kizumonogatari -Koyomi Vamp-. The film is set to open in Japan on January 12, 2024, and the first week theatrical gift has been unveiled.
Before we get to that, it’s worth noting that the official accounts recently confirmed that the film is coming to North American theaters sometime in 2024. While we likely won’t be getting the gift below, at least we’ll get a chance to see Kizumonogatari on the big screen.
Back to the gift, those who attend screenings during the first week in Japan will get an exclusive visual featuring art of Araragi and Kiss-Shot Acerola-Orion Heat-Under-Blade by character designer Hideyuki Morioka.
Kizumonogatari -Koyomi Vamp- has director Tatsuya Oishi and the rest of the staff from the film trilogy returning at anime production house SHAFT.
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