Aniplex of America has announced that it plans to release the film Kizumonogatari Part 1: Tekketsu in theaters in the United States on February 26, 2016.
The film project is a trilogy, and the first film will open in Japan on January 8, 2016; it has a listed runtime of 60 minutes. The second film is slated for Summer 2016.
Akiyuki Simbo is credited as chief director at the anime studio SHAFT. Akio Watanabe and Hideyuki Morioka are designing the characters. Yota Tsuruoka is directing the sound, and Satoru Kousaki is composing the music. Tatsuya Oishi is the director.
Kizumonogatari is the third volume in NisiOisin’s Monogatari book series and is a prequel to Bakemonogatari.