Monogatari ‘Off Season’ & ‘Monster Season’ Light Novels Get Anime Adaptation

Monogatari ‘Off Season’ & ‘Monster Season’ Light Novels Get Anime Adaptation

January 18, 2024

After Aniplex hinted at mysterious projects labelled ‘O’ and ‘M’, the company officially revealed on Jan 18, 2024, that the Monogatari series is set to return. The announcement confirms the adaptation of the ‘Off Season‘ and ‘Monster Season‘ novels from the series.

Titled Monogatari Series Off & Monster Season, it is set to release in 2024.

Accompanying the announcement is a teaser trailer and a key visual illustrated by Akio Watanabe.

Staff involved includes:

  • Chief Director: Akiyuki Shinbo
  • Director: Midori Yoshizawa
  • Series Composition: Fuyashi Tou, Akiyuki Shinbo
  • Character Design, Chief Animation Director: Akio Watanabe
  • Animation Production: SHAFT

Monogatari is a Japanese light novel series written by Nisio Isin and illustrated by Vofan. Since November 2006, Kodansha published 29 volumes in the series under its Kodansha Box imprint. All of the series’ story arcs share the common title suffix -monogatari.

Shaft has animated the Monogatari series several times since 2009. The first season of the anime adaptation consists of 30 episodes, which were broadcast in Japan between July 2009 and December 2012. The second season consists of 28 episodes broadcast between July and December 2013, and the third and final season consists of 42 episodes broadcast between December 2014 and June 2019. A prequel anime film trilogy, Kizumonogatari, was released in 2016 and 2017.

A manga adaptation, illustrated by Oh! great and titled Bakemonogatari, began serialization in Kodansha’s Weekly Shōnen Magazine in March 2018, and ended in March 2023.

Source: Official Website

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