Kizumonogatari II: Passionate Blood set for US theaters in October

It has been announced at Aniplex of Americas Otakon panel today that they will be screening Kizumonogatari II: Passionate Blood in US theaters starting in October. From what has been said Azoland Pictures will be distributing the film and a bonus giveaway item will be given to viewers while supplies last, tickets will be sold on the main website for Kizumonogatari. The official website for the series is where tickets can be bought and that can be seen in the following link: The film will be screening with Japanese audio and English subtitles as well mind you. Mind you that the first film also screened in the US between February and March and on starting on August 28th the film will be screening in four locations in Canada, the second film is also set for release on August 19th in Japan.

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.

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