Monogatari (& all sequels/prequels)

Monogatari Series


Genres; adventure, comedy, drama, mystery, psychological, romance, supernatural
Themes: absurdity, dark comedy, ecchi, fanservice, harem, magic and occult, spirits, vampires, youkai
Objectionable content: Significant
Number of episodes: 15
Vintage: 2009-07-03
Plot Summary: Although there are still traces of the brief period he became a vampire, third-year high school student Koyomi Araragi is human again. He happens upon others with their own supernatural problems and finds that he can empathize. Koyomi becomes involved in their lives, seeking to help them and occasionally asking for advice from Meme Oshino, the homeless man who helped him become human again.

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Genres: comedy, psychological, romance, supernatural
Themes: absurdity, ecchi, family, fanservice, harem, love, vampires, youkai
Objectionable content: Intense
Number of episodes: 11
Vintage: 2012-01-07 to 2012-03-17
Plot Summary: In Bakemonogatari, the story centers on Koyomi Araragi, a third-year high school student who has recently survived a vampire attack, and finds himself mixed up with all kinds of apparitions: gods, ghosts, myths, and spirits. However, in Nisemonogatari, we pick up right where we left off and follow Koyomi as the psychological twists delve deeper and deeper…

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Nekomonogatari (Black)

Genres: comedy, drama, psychological, romance, supernatural
Themes: absurdity, catgirl, ecchi, fanservice, gore, special abilities, youkai
Objectionable content: Intense
Number of episodes: 4
Vintage: 2012-12-31
Plot Summary: Koyomi Araragi is a student who has recently survived a vampire attack, with the help of his friend Tsubasa Hanekawa. Now, he finds that she has been possessed by an oddity called the Curse Cat, and is now attacking people, including her parents. He must now find a way to help get rid of the Curse Cat.

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Monogatari Series Second Season

Genres: comedy, drama, psychological, romance, supernatural
Themes: harem, vampires, youkai
Objectionable content: Significant
Number of episodes: 26
Vintage: 2013-07-06
Plot Summary: Tsubasa and Hitagi discover that Koyomi has gone missing and has urged them in a text message not to look for him. However, in his absence, new dangerous apparitions begin to appear and target Tsubasa, and Nadeko who are left to try and deal with them on their own. Meanwhile, Koyomi Shinobu, and Mayoi are dealing with serious problems of their own.

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Genres: comedy, drama, supernatural
Themes: basketball, ghosts, sports
Objectionable content: Mild
Number of episodes: 5
Vintage: 2014-08-16
Plot Summary: Suruga Kanbaru continues to attend Naoetsu High School, even though her beloved upperclassmen Hitagi and Koyomi do not attend anymore. While training one day, she hears the rumor of the Lord Devil, a figure that is said to be able to grant any wish. Although she was afraid that it might be herself, she finds that the person playing Lord Devil is Rōka Numachi, one of Suruga’s middle school classmates.

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Genres: comedy, supernatural
Themes: fanservice, vampires
Objectionable content: Significant
Number of episodes: 4
Vintage: 2014-12-31
Plot Summary: In the short weeks leading up to Koyomi Araragi’s graduation from high school, he experiences a troubling incident that leads him to question his humanity. While searching for answers he enlists the assistance of the human-like doll Yotsugi Ononoki in order to find out where the truth lies in the present and for the future.

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Genres: comedy, drama, mystery, supernatural
Number of episodes: 12
Vintage: 2015-10-03
Plot Summary: During the month of October of his third year in high school, Koyomi Araragi is introduced to a transfer student named Ougi Oshino by his underclassman Kanbaru Suruga. Ougi tells Koyomi that she has something she wishes to consult with him. When she draws the map of Naoestu High School, she finds something peculiar. This discovery reveals a tale that wasn’t meant to be told, and this makes Koyomi’s high school life totally different. This is the story that brings to light “what” makes Koyomi Araragi. This is the story that reveals the “beginning” of everything.

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Zoku Owarimonogatari

Plot Summary: The day after his graduation, Koyomi wakes up and freshens up in the bathroom. Only to be drawn in a bathroom mirror and end up in a world much like his own. Everything looks normals, but the only difference is that everyone he knows, acts slightly different.
Number of episodes: 6
Vintage: 2018-11-10

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Monogatari Series Off & Monster Season

Plot Summary: Having graduated from high school, Araragi Koyomi’s story is over. This time, it’s truly over. However, the story of the girls who were saved by Koyomi was not over yet. A prequel or sequel to the story of these girls struggling in their youth.
Vintage: 2024-07-06

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Kizumonogatari I (movie) Vintage: 2016-01-08
Koyomimonogatari (ONA) Vintage: 2016-01-09
Kizumonogatari II (movie) Vintage: 2016-08-19
Kizumonogatari III (movie) Vintage: 2017-01-06
Owarimonogatari (specials) Vintage: 2017-08-12
Kizumonogatari: Koyomi Vamp (movie) - Vintage: 2024-01-12

NisiOisin’s Bakemonogatari Light Novels to Get Anime

posted on 2008-04-24 14:25 EDT

NisiOisin’s Katanagatari Light Novels to Be Animated

posted on 2008-11-29 05:41 EST

NisiOisin’s Bakemonogatari, Katanagatari Anime Dated

posted on 2008-12-31 22:10 EST

Bakemonogatari Anime Promo Video Posted

posted on 2009-03-18 04:28 EDT
Akiyuki Shinbo to direct staff at Shaft studio for July TV anime

2nd Bakemonogatari Promo TV Ad Posted

posted on 2009-06-17 12:01 EDT
Bakemonogatari to premiere on TV in July

Bakemonogatari Anime Promo Video Streamed

posted on 2009-07-02 09:02 EDT
Director Akiyuki Shinbo plans to air 12 episodes, post 3 more episodes online

Bakemonogatari’s 1st Unaired Episode Online on October 28

posted on 2009-10-05 09:19 EDT
32-second preview already online for first of three unaired episodes

Bakemonogatari’s 1st Unaired Episode Delayed 1 Week

posted on 2009-10-27 04:13 EDT
Online streaming postponed until November

Bakemonogatari Release Delayed

posted on 2009-11-02 11:42 EST
Bakemonogatari stream hits more snags

Bakemonogatari’s 1st Unaired Episode Begins Streaming

posted on 2009-11-02 21:07 EST
Streaming delayed from October 28, and again from November 2

Last 3 Bakemonogatari Anime Volumes Delayed by 1 Month

posted on 2009-12-02 23:26 EST

Kizumonogatari, Nisemonogatari BD/DVD Listed by Amazon

posted on 2010-01-06 10:16 EST
Prequel, sequel to NisiOisin’s Bakemonogatari light novel series

Bakemonogatari Vol. 4 Blu-ray Sells 48,000 in 1st Week

posted on 2010-02-02 15:31 EST
Latest volume is #1 selling TV anime BD to date; trails below Eva 1.1 film

Producer: 2nd Unaired Bakemonogatari Episode Next Week

posted on 2010-02-12 13:30 EST
Episode 14, “Tsubasa Cat - Part 4,” also planned for sixth Blu-ray/DVD

Bakemonogatari’s 2nd Unaired Episode Streams in Japan

posted on 2010-02-23 07:03 EST
Region-restricted streaming delayed from January, and again from last week

Bakemonogatari Vol. 5 Blu-ray Sells 46,000 in 1st Week

posted on 2010-03-02 17:45 EST
Latest volume trails only 4th volume, Eva 1.11 in first-week anime BD sales

Bakemonogatari Vol. 6 Delayed from March 24 to June 9

posted on 2010-03-04 22:53 EST

Bakemonogatari Vol. 6 Delayed from June 9 to July 28

posted on 2010-05-21 13:44 EDT

Final Bakemonogatari Episode Streams Today

posted on 2010-06-25 08:02 EDT
Region-restricted streaming of episode delayed from middle of June

NisiOisin’s Kizumonogatari Light Novel Gets Anime

posted on 2010-07-28 02:02 EDT
3rd NisiOisin anime project after Bakemonogatari, Katanagatari

Bakemonogatari’s Last BD Ranks #1 with 51,000 Copies

posted on 2010-08-03 16:45 EDT
6th volume sets TV anime record for 1st-week sales, topping 4th volume’s 48,000

NisiOisin’s Kizumonogatari Light Novel Gets Film

posted on 2011-03-25 11:20 EDT

Nisemonogatari TV Anime Series to Air in January

posted on 2011-09-15 10:13 EDT
Trailer streamed for latest NisiOisin anime from director Akiyuki Shinbo, SHAFT

NisiOisin’s Kizumonogatari Anime Film Trailer Streamed

posted on 2011-09-15 11:00 EDT
Anime of NisiOisin’s novel to open in Japan in 2012

Nisemonogatari Anime’s Ad with ClariS/Ryo Theme Posted

posted on 2011-11-26 11:20 EST
“Naisho no Hanashi” sung by duo ClariS, composed by supercell’s Ryo for NisiOisin’s story

Nisemonogatari Anime to Premiere on January 7

posted on 2011-12-08 22:41 EST

Nisemonogatari Anime’s Program TV Ad Streamed

posted on 2011-12-24 11:25 EST
Ad highlights “Fire Sisters” characters & main staff for January 7 premiere

Nisemonogatari TV Anime’s 2nd Trailer Streamed

posted on 2011-12-28 08:30 EST
Anime of Bakemonogatari’s “Fire Sisters” Tsukihi & Karen to debut on January 7

Nisemonogatari TV Anime’s 3rd TV Ad Streamed

posted on 2011-12-31 11:06 EST
Anime of Bakemonogatari’s “Fire Sisters” Tsukihi & Karen to debut on January 7

Crunchyroll to Simulcast Nisemonogatari Anime

posted on 2012-01-03 14:53 EST
Anime based on NisiOisin’s light novel series to premiere on January 7

Nisemonogatari Anime’s Final 6 Pre-Broadcast Ads Aired

posted on 2012-01-07 08:15 EST
Bakemonogatari sequel by NisiOisin, Akiyuki Shinbo, SHAFT to debut on Saturday

Nisemonogatari Anime to Have 11 Episodes

posted on 2012-01-10 01:47 EST

Nisemonogatari’s ‘Naisho no Hanashi’ Song Ranks #2

posted on 2012-02-07 03:00 EST
Ending theme by ClariS sells 34,706 to become female duo’s 1st top-3 song

Nisemonogatari TV Anime Ends With ‘To Be Continued’

posted on 2012-03-18 23:53 EDT

Aniplex of America Adds Bakemonogatari TV Anime

posted on 2012-04-06 17:45 EDT
Anime based on NisiOisin’s light novel series originally aired in 2009

Good to hear though doubt it will be anything near decently priced.

I’m going to probably have to get it as long as it’s under $150.00 for the whole thing.

So much hype for this, but it never really garnered my interest.
From what I hear, this is one that will require a dub for me just to keep up, since it’s extremely dialog heavy.

If it’s that dialog intense then it may be that AoA is thinking Dub.

That might blow it out of the water cost wise, however.

This one bears watching.

Mark Gosdin

Well someone finally signed a deal with Kodansha for this. I guess after the R1 big boys passed on it that Aniplex was really the only option. I’vd heard good things about it, but it’s nothing something I’m likely to jump into blind.

Anime of All of NisiOisin’s Monogatari Novels ‘Officially’ Green-Lit

posted on 2012-04-07 02:50 EDT
Bakemonogatari/Nisemonogatari’s Shinbo had expressed desire to direct the rest

NisiOisin’s Upcoming Monogatari Anime Works Outlined

posted on 2012-04-09 23:44 EDT

Aniplex USA Confirms Blu-Ray Disc Release for Bakemonogatari TV Anime

posted on 2012-05-26 17:57 EDT
15-episode series to get N. American release this fall

A definite buy. B)

Blu-ray only, Sub only. North American in house run boxed set.

Looks to me like Aniplex is quite conscious of how Japanese import level pricing looks to American Anime consumers. They appear to be trying to hold a different price point on this release.

Will look forward to the actual retail pricing.

Mark Gosdin

So far, AoA have only released the imports when they coincide with the JP release time.
The JP Bakemonogatari BD box was released while ago (before they announced their license) so it wouldn’t have been an import regardless of what they did with it.

That being said though, being good selling series as this is for Aniplex, I expect the price will be a bit higher than the Oreimo set, but probably less than the 3 Modoka RE BDs.
So somewhere in the range of $80-$110
But that’s just a guess. They might even make it slightly higher than the Modoka RE BDs, putting it above $120, but still below the $225 Madoka LE sets and the $275 JP Bakemonogatari BD box.

Since Bakemonogatari has more episodes than Madoka I would expect it to be higher in price. I’m hoping they at least dub the thing to make it sorta worth it.

Yeah, that’s why I compaired it to the Oreimo set, since it’s also sub only and shares the same episode count, but LE and on DVD.
Bake being BD-only should raise the cost due to format alone, which is why I also compaired it to the Madoka RE BDs, though Madoka having a dub raises the cost above what I think they’d charge for a non-import sub-only BD set.

Agreed, this should cost slightly more than Oreimo did because of the Blu-ray medium. Only the incremental cost however, nothing more.

To be honest I’m afraid that I’m going to end up not liking Aniplex / AOA very much.

You don’t want to root for someone’s business model to fail, but you also don’t want to have series that you would like to own be priced beyond what you can reasonably afford.


Mark Gosdin

My guess at pricing is probably going to be somewhere between or around $150 to $250. I’m thinking more in the $150 range but I’d hope it would not go over $250.

I’d also have to wonder since this is going to be a Blu-ray made for our market what are they being forced to leave out that was on the Japanese release?

Well, they kind of have to make it for our market since, if I remember correctly, the JP BD box didn’t include subs.

That being said though, I think like pretty much all R1 releases, we’ll be missing some things.

Well, for one the BDs had a whole bunch of voice actor/staff commentary audio tracks that, more than likely, will not make it onto our version.