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It's rather confusing how the story is serialized not in the order of its events. I'd like to know the order in which the animated versions were produced.


Turns out the creators of the series are very considerate towards the viewers and include several recap episodes in each season. So although the story is out of order, everything still makes perfect sense and you don't have to bother yourself by figuring out the exact timeline of the original.

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Anime

  • Bakemonogatari - 化物語
    From the 3rd of July 2009 to the 25th of June 2010.
    Manga: Monogatari Series: First Season volume 1 and 2.

  • Nisemonogatari - 偽物語
    From the 8th of January to the 18th of March 2012.
    Manga: Monogatari Series: First Season volume 4 and 5.

  • Nekomonogatari: Kuro - 猫物語(黒)
    On the 31st December 2012.
    Manga: Monogatari Series: First Season volume 6.

  • Monogatari Series: Second Season -〈物語〉シリーズ セカンドシーズン
    From the 7th of July to the 29th December 2013.
    Manga: Monogatari Series: Second Season.

    • Nekomonogatari: Shiro - 猫物語(白)
      Episodes 1 to 6. From volume 1.
    • Kabukimonogatari - 傾物語
      Episodes 7 to 10. From volume 2.
    • Otorimonogatari - 囮物語
      Episodes 12 to 15. From volume 4.
    • Onimonogatari - 鬼物語
      Episodes 17 to 20. From volume 5.
    • Koimonogatari - 恋物語
      Episodes 21 to 26. From volume 6.
  • Hanamonogatari - 花物語
    On the 16th of August 2014.
    Manga: Monogatari Series: Second Season volume 3.

  • Tsukimonogatari - 憑物語
    On the 31st of December 2014.
    Manga: Monogatari Series: Final Season volume 1.

  • Owarimonogatari - 終物語
    From the 4th of October to the 20th of December 2015.
    Manga: Monogatari Series: Final Season volume 3, 4 and 5.

  • Kizumonogatari I: Tekketsu-hen - 傷物語〈Ⅰ鉄血篇〉
    On the 8th of January 2016.
    Manga: Monogatari Series: First Season volume 3.

  • Koyomimonogatari - 暦物語
    From the 10th of January to the 27th of March 2016.
    Manga: Monogatari Series: Final Season volume 2.

  • Kizumonogatari II: Nekketsu-hen - 傷物語〈Ⅱ熱血篇〉
    On the 19th of August 2016.
    Manga: Monogatari Series: First Season volume 3.

  • Kizumonogatari III: Reiketsu-hen - 傷物語〈Ⅲ冷血篇〉
    On the 6th of January 2017.
    Manga: Monogatari Series: First Season volume 3.

  • Owarimonogatari 2nd Season - 終物語
    From the 12th to 13th of August 2017.
    Manga: Monogatari Series: Final Season volume 3, 4 and 5.

  • Zoku Owarimonogatari - 続・終物語
    On the 10th of November 2018.
    Manga: Monogatari Series: Final Season volume 6.

Manga

  • Monogatari Series: First Season -〈物語〉シリーズ ファーストシーズン
    From the 1st of November 2006 to the 28th of July 2010.
    Containing:

    • Bakemonogatari - 化物語
      Over volumes 1 and 2.
    • Kizumonogatari - 傷物語
      In volume 3.
    • Nisemonogatari - 偽物語
      Over volumes 4 and 5.
    • Nekomonogatari: Kuro - 猫物語(黒)
      In volume 6.
  • Monogatari Series: Second Season -〈物語〉シリーズ セカンドシーズン
    From the 27th of October 2010 to the 20th of December 2011.
    Containing:

    • Nekomonogatari: Shiro - 猫物語(白)
      In volume 1.
    • Kabukimonogatari - 傾物語
      In volume 2.
    • Hanamonogatari - 花物語
      In volume 3.
    • Otorimonogatari - 囮物語
      In volume 4.
    • Onimonogatari - 鬼物語
      In volume 5.
    • Koimonogatari - 恋物語
      In volume 6.
  • Monogatari Series: Final Season -〈物語〉シリーズ ファイナルシーズン
    From the 28th of September 2012 to the 18th of September 2014.
    Containing:

    • Tsukimonogatari - 憑物語
      In volume 1.
    • Koyomimonogatari - 暦物語
      In volume 2.
    • Owarimonogatari Joukan - 終物語 (上)
      In volume 3.
    • Owarimonogatari Chuukan - 終物語 (中)
      In volume 4.
    • Owarimonogatari Gekan - 終物語 (下)
      In volume 5.
    • Zoku Owarimonogatari - 続・終物語
      In volume 6.
  • Monogatari Series: Off Season -〈物語〉シリーズ オフシーズン
    From the 5th of October 2015 to the 11th of January 2017.
    Containing:

    • Orokamonogatari - 愚物語
      In volume 1.
    • Wazamonogatari - 業物語
      In volume 2.
    • Nademonogatari - 撫物語
      In volume 3.
    • Musubimonogatari - 結物語
      In volume 4.
  • Monogatari Series: Monster Season -〈物語〉シリーズ モンスターシーズン
    Since the 20th of July 2017.
    Containing:

    • Shinobumonogatari - 忍物語
      In volume 1.
    • Yoimonogatari - 宵物語
      In volume 2.
    • Amarimonogatari - 余物語
      In volume 3.
    • Ōgimonogatari - 扇物語
      In volume 4.
    • Shinomonogatari Jō - 死物語(上)
      In volume 5.
    • Shinomonogatari Ge - 死物語(下)
      In volume 6.

Short Stories

This isn't a complete list, as a lot of the short stories are one-shots.

Additional Content

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  1. The first 12 episodes of Bakemonogatari aired on TV weekly from July 3 - September 25, 2009. Episodes 13-15 of Bakemonogatari were webcasted from November 3 - June 25, 2010.

  2. Nisemonogatari (11 episodes) aired on TV weekly from January 7 - March 17, 2012.

  3. Nekomonogatari [Black] (4 episodes) aired on TV as a special on December 31, 2012.

  4. Monogatari Second Season (consisting of Neko [White], Kabuki, Otori, Oni, and Koi; 26 episodes including 3 recaps) aired on TV weekly from July 6, 2013 - December 28, 2013.

  5. Hanamonogatari (also called "Monogatari Second Season + α" ["plus alpha"]; 5 episodes) aired as a special on August 16, 2014.

  6. Tsukimonogatari (4 episodes) aired as a special on December 31, 2014.

See this question for information on the in-universe chronological order of the series.


Note also that the publication order of the light novels is not the same as the production order of the animated series. There are two key differences.

  • Kizumonogatari, which was published between Bake and Nise, has not yet been animated. It was announced in July 2010 that Kizumonogatari would receive a film adaptation. As of this writing (over four years later), no such adaptation has been produced, nor is there even any reason to believe that anybody actually planned to produce a film version of Kizu. Many speculate that Kizumonogatari is an elaborate practical joke by Shaft.
  • Hanamonogatari, which was published between Kabuki and Otori, was not animated until after Otori, Oni, and Koi.
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    Looks like Hanamonogatari will be titled Monogatari:Second Season+α myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=714937 – Toshinou Kyouko Jan 2 '14 at 16:06
  • with Monogatari Second Season, is the production order of the smaller series you have listed in order of production order as well? – Memor-X Nov 4 '14 at 21:16
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    @Memor-X The Second Season arcs (besides Hana) were animated in the same order they were published, yes: Neko [Black] → Neko [White] → Kabuki → (Hana) → Otori → Oni → Koi. – senshin Nov 4 '14 at 21:18
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    anilist.co/anime/21262/Owarimonogatari is airing soon – Toshinou Kyouko Sep 15 '15 at 19:35

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