OWARIMONOGATARI Final Blu-ray Set Coming This Summer
Koyomi Araragi’s epic finale comes to Blu-ray!
Source: Aniplex of America press release
Official Site: monogatari-series.com/owarimonogatari (Japan), Monogatari-USA.com (US)
Special Thanks to Aiko Makino
Aniplex of America announced at their Sakura-Con industry panel in Seattle, WA that fans of OWARIMONOGATARI (終物語, 2017) 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. The OWARIMONOGATARI 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 MAGIC, 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 MAGIC, 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 have begun and orders will begin shipment starting June 21st, 2018.
For more details on OWARIMONOGATARI, please visit the official homepage.
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.”
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
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.
Street Date: June 26, 2018
SKU #: AOA-7203
• 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
About Aniplex of America Inc.
Aniplex of America Inc. (Santa Monica, California) is a subsidiary of Aniplex Inc. (headquartered in Tokyo, Japan), a group of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. and a leading provider of anime content and music production and distribution in Japan. Aniplex of America has launched fan-favorite Blu-ray and DVD releases including FATE/STAY NIGHT [UNLIMITED BLADE WORKS], FATE/ZERO, the SWORD ART ONLINE series, YOUR LIE IN APRIL, KILL LA KILL, BAKEMONOGATARI, PUELLA MAGI MADOKA MAGICA, BLUE EXORCIST, NISEKOI, the OREIMO series, DURARARA!!×2, MAGI series, EXPELLED FROM PARADISE, The irregular at magic high school, and ALDNOAH.ZERO. The company’s ever-growing line-up of shows include: MARCH COMES IN LIKE A LION, BLUE EXORCIST: KYOTO SAGA, ERASED, THE ASTERISK WAR, OWARIMONOGATARI, KIZUMONOGATARI, CHARLOTTE, OCCULTIC;NINE, WWW.WAGNARIA!!, GRANBLUE FANTASY, EROMANGA SENSEI, KATSUGEKI TOUKEN RANBU, BLEND-S, SLOW START and RECORD OF GRANCREST WAR. In June 2017, the company launched the English version of mobile game, FATE/GRAND ORDER, which quickly exceeded two million downloads.