Aniplex USA has announced today that it will be releasing its first movie Kizumonogatari 1: Blood and Iron in Canada starting on this coming August 28th. The film will be distributed by Azoland Pictures and the screening will also include a mini poster gift for viewers, the gift however will be in limited supply. The official website for the series is where tickets can be bought and that can be seen in the following link:http://kizumonogatari-usa.com/theater.html. It should be noted that all of the screenings will have Japanese audio with English subtitles and the film previously released in the US and screened between February through March. Following this is a list of screening locations for the film in Canada:
- Cineplex Odeon Eau Claire Market Cinemas in Eau Claire, Calgary
- Cineplex Cinemas Park Lane in Parklane, Halifax
- Cineplex Cinemas Yonge-Dundas and VIP in Yonge-Dundas, Toronto
- The Park Theatre in The Park, Vancouver
The film series is a trilogy and started with the first film Kizumonogatari I: Blood and Iron which released January 8th in Japan and also released in the west, the second film Passionate Blood and the final film Cold Blood. The film is a prequel to the entirety of the series set before Bakemonogatari and the upcoming movie adapts source material from the Monogatari series first season light novel. The light novel would release 6 volumes between the dates of November 1st 2006 and July 28th 2010 and Vertical released the novel in English this year. Below is a plot summary of the series quoted from MAL:
The story centers on Koyomi Araragi, a third year high school student who has recently survived a vampire attack, and finds himself mixed up with all kinds of apparitions: gods, ghosts, myths, and spirits.