In addition to the announcement of the release date came a brand spanking new visual. Check the tweet below with the new visual from the official Monogatari twitter:
— 西尾維新アニメプロジェクト (@nisioisin_anime) August 18, 2016
The staff (shown in a tweet below) also encouraged fans to go seek out and see the second film the series, Kizumonogatari II: Nekketsu-hen. This one debuts on Friday in Japan. Not to worry kids, it will be coming stateside in October.
— 西尾維新アニメプロジェクト (@nisioisin_anime) August 19, 2016
Kizumonogatari III: Reiketsu-hen will be the final movie in the trilogy (in case you didn’t realize it was a trilogy). Kizumonogatari is the prequel to the hit book (and anime) series Bakemonogatari. The Monogatari series originally started as a light novel that debuted in 2005. Since then, it has developed into a series of novels and anime.
The story follows our beloved protagonist Koyomi during his encounter with the vampire Kiss-Shot Acerola-Orion Heart-Under-Blade (later known simply as Shinobu). This is the point at which our protagonist acquires his powers (becoming a vampire himself) and slowly developing into the person we recognize in Bakemonogatari.