Originally set to debut back at the start of June in Japan, the Hanamonogatari arc from the franchise got bumped to an August 16th, 2014 and now Crunchyroll has announced that they will be streaming it. While the show did air in Japan yesterday, Crunchyroll does not have a date or time for when they’ll be able to stream it yet. All five episodes were broadcast in a marathon session for two hours and we expect all the episodes will be released at once here as well.
The novel, written by NisiOisin, works with the Suruga Devil storyline. The Monogatari Second Season series finished its broadcast run after twenty-six episodes in 2013. Hanamonogatari is bringing back mostly the same production team to work on it though Tomoyuki Itamura is directing with Akiyuki Shinbo serving as a chief director this time around.
The series will be available to Premium members while Free members will be able to view the series after the usual one-week delay. The series will be limited to members in North America, Central America, South America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.
Plot concept: The bee apparition is now gone, and summer vacation where the phoenix apparition averted harm is over– Around Koyomi Araragi and the girls who started a new trimester, apparitions, or perhaps threats even worse, were creeping in ever closer. Tsubasa Hanekawa, Mayoi Hachikuji, Suruga Kanbaru, Nadeko Sengoku, Shinobu Oshino, and Hitagi Senjyogahara. Their soliloquies, confessions – and farewells.