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Katanagatari OP (And More) Leaked

A lot of documents and a bunch of other information has been leaked online.


Katanagatari, one of the most anticipated anime of the winter anime season (which, admittedly, isn't saying much, but hey: it's written by Bakemonogatari's NisiOisiN), has reportedly had its OP leaked, along with a bunch of other materials: storyboard, scripts, character designs...the works.

Obviously I'm not going to share any illicit files here, especially spoilers (not that many of us could read them in their native Japanese), but the animation is just too cool for me to pass up on this OP.
 
 
The song itself doesn't do a lot for me, but man, the visual style is so cool.

By the way, this inspired me to check in on the Katanagatari official site. Some of you may remember the distinct lack of a voice cast back when I posted the winter 2010 anime preview, but there's one listed now.


So there you go: voices! And an interesting set; Shichika is voiced by a relative n00b, with a mix of newer and older school seiyuu. Definitely looking forward to it. *eyes Crunchyroll hopefully*
Sabason Jan. 6, 2010 at 7:33 a.m.
Looks like Fuji TV took it down. :(
Shirobaneon Jan. 6, 2010 at 7:37 a.m.
More than just reportedly; I have it (I'm a sucker for production stuff - I've got a a couple of scripts for Kiddy Grade and Uta Kata a pile of photocopied settei sheets etc). I'm not a big fan of the style of character animation, but that didn't stop me watching Kaiba and Fantastic Children.    
Sigueon Jan. 6, 2010 at 8:51 a.m.
I've watched the OP a few times. It's there if you look for it. I really love the style, and it's becoming apparent that the main character is going to be one bamf. Can't wait.
GeekNativeon Jan. 6, 2010 at 9:18 a.m.
@Sabas: That was quick of them!
Mr_Eon Jan. 6, 2010 at 10:07 a.m.
Can anyone identify the song in this trailer? It's different than the opening song for the actual show, I believe. 
darkcyderon Jan. 6, 2010 at 10:24 a.m.
I can't consider this a winter anime since it will be running only monthly, all year long.
 
Also
@ Mr_E: that is the actual song for it, "Meiya Kadenrou" sung by  Minami Kuribayashi.
Mr_Eon Jan. 6, 2010 at 11:30 a.m.
Maybe the above was  a different trailer.  I'm looking for the song in this one :  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wh16mPqfiGM  
 
It's the kind of  chanting / traditional sounding thing... 
Mr_Eon Jan. 6, 2010 at 11:32 a.m.
... at around 1:29 or so.  (yeah I'm a pain, sorry)
Sigueon Jan. 6, 2010 at 12:21 p.m.
@Mr_E: It's nothing specific - just something composed specifically for this show. You'll probably have to wait for the OST if you want to get your hands on it.
John_Martoneon Jan. 6, 2010 at 2:10 p.m.
Yeah, boo on lack of trailer
Kelleth moderator on Jan. 6, 2010 at 2:15 p.m.
@John_Martone: 
 
  I like the art style and how the lead fights. i`m gonna try to follow this :)
Sigueon Jan. 6, 2010 at 9:14 p.m.
@Kelleth: The sountrack seems to be strong as well, but that's to be expected.
Sonata moderator on Jan. 6, 2010 at 9:31 p.m.
@Kelleth: Good save Looks awesome
Slimon Jan. 27, 2010 at 5:23 p.m.
@Sabas:@Kelleth:@darkcyder:@Sigue: 
 
I just watched the 1st episode of Katanagatari. worth a look just for the art. I'm all about period slice of life ... when slice of life is looking for 12 missing mystical swords of a master.
 
 
Kelleth moderator on Jan. 28, 2010 at 4:47 a.m.
@Slim: Awesome I`ll look at the ep later x3
Kelleth moderator on Jan. 28, 2010 at 10:44 a.m.
@Slim: I did have trouble finding the subs, the fansubbers who made that OP in your video only use MKV`s and are whiny about this series but i found a hard sub in avi and after i watched it  i really liked it, i love how Yasuri fights and the fact that Kyotouruu men can`t even hold a swords and the music they play during the start of the ep and that one battle scene is really perfect. Also the Ed is a perfect match for Shinkenger`s ED since they both use traditional elements in a similar way lol :P

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