"Kizumonogatari- PART 1: Tekketsu" (Canadian Theatrical Release)
For Funimation fans in Canada, Aniplex of America recently announced "that they will begin screening -KIZUMONOGATARI- PART 1: TEKKETSU, the first of the -KIZUMONOGATARI- film trilogy, in Canadian theaters starting on August 28, 2016.
"-KIZUMONOGATARI- PART 1: TEKKETSU features the origin story of the highly popular Monogatari Series originally created by author NISIOISIN and is a direct prequel to the BAKEMONOGATARI television series. The story follows the protagonist Koyomi Araragi and his encounter with the horrifying vampire, Kiss-shot Acerola-orion Heart-under-blade A.K.A. the King of Apparitions. Koyomi saves the fatally wounded Kiss-shot by offering his blood to her in exchange for his own life as a human. This highly anticipated film will be bringing together an all-star creative staff team including Director Tatsuya Oishi (Series Director of BAKEMONOGATARI), Character Designer Akio Watanabe, who worked on the entire Monogatari series, and Chief Director Akiyuki Shimbou (Madoka Magica, Monogatari Series, NISEKOI). Studio SHAFT will be responsible for the anime production."
Eau Claire - Cineplex Odeon Eau Claire Market Cinema
Parklane - Cineplex Cinemas Park Lane
Yonge-Dundas - Cineplex Cinemas Yonge-Dundas and VIP
The Park - The Park Theatre
KIZUMONOGATARI- PART 1: TEKKETSU will begin its theatrical run on August 28, 2016. To get tickets, head to Aniplex of America's Official Website: (http://kizumonogatari-usa.com/). "Aniplex of America has also confirmed that Canadian theaters will be providing exclusive mini posters to patrons while supplies last. The film will be distributed by AZOLAND PICTURES in the original Japanese audio with English subtitles."
For more information about the Monogatari series as a whole, check out this Wikipedia entry:
I did catch this… its completely different than the normal series.... but despite the different style... that deviates from the standard Monogatari verbal format, and going with a more visual, and total body language format...
It was surprisingly good. Hanakowa comes off as so much cuter... though admittedly the original subway scene where he meets Shinobu in her Vampire form varies visually from where it took place in Bakemonogatari...
Despite all that it covered a lot. I will look forward to the next part of the movie series.