“Utamonogatari” Album Collects Every Theme Song from Monogatari Series
“Utamonogatari”, an album compiling all the opening and ending theme songs of the Monogatari anime series from “Bakemonogatari” to “Monogatari Series Second Season”, was released on January 6th.
In addition to the new album, recent developments for the long-running Monogatari series have included the January 8th opening of theatrical animated film “Kizumonogatari: Tekketsu-hen” and the premiere of anime series “Koyomimonogatari” through a free streaming smartphone app of the same name.
“Utamonogatari” features cover art by series character designer Akio Watanabe, and limited edition first pressings are accompanied by a bonus Blu-Ray or DVD that includes the series’ opening and ending sequences without credit overlays. The album received a warm release, debuting at the top of the weekly Oricon sales charts and remaining in the top ten for the following two weeks.
The CD retails for 2,980 yen, with the limited edition Blu-Ray/DVD bonus pressings selling for 3,980 yen and 3,480 yen, respectively. Audio clips and promo videos are available at the album’s official site.
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