The official Kizumonogatari movie website, which was launched back in 2011, finally has some activity as it has finally been updated. It now shows a countdown timer, which will reach zero in 4 October 2015 at around 12:56 am Japan Standard Time (JST).
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There is nothing much known with the countdown timer or what it will reveal when it reaches zero, but after four years of getting delayed and getting fans disappointed, they are finally getting something to look forward to. The source code of the website also contains an image with the line “That’s bad. I’m not showing you anything today,” which means trying to decode where this might lead to would be difficult.
As Monogatari fans would know, Kizumonogatari is the very first story in the Monogatari series timeline as it follows Koyomi Araragi as he gets his vampiric powers from the powerful-yet-beautiful vampire names Kiss-Shot-Arcerola-Orion-Heart-Under-Blade, who of course becomes Shinobu Oshino.
The movie adaptation of NisiOisin’s popular prequel light novel was announced back in 2011, and it came complete with a trailer. The movie was originally scheduled for 2012, but it was briefly listed for Fall 2013. After that listing, the movie went into production limbo and people were wondering what ever happened to the project, with many doubting that the animation studio behind the Monogatari anime, SHAFT, has already dropped the project. This new countdown timer, however, has renewed hope for the movie, and it will all be known this Sunday, so Monogatari fans, keep your fingers crossed!