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Questions tagged [monogatari-series]

Use this tag for questions about the "Monogatari" series of light novels by Nisio Isin, as well as the anime adaptations produced by SHAFT (including Bakemonogatari ("Ghostory"), Nisemonogatari, Nekomonogatari: Kuro, Monogatari Second Season, Hanamonogatari, and Tsukimonogatari).

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How can Karen have so much power that she breaks pillars and causes so much destruction?

In episode 07 of Nisemonogatari, we see that Karen gets into a physical fight with Araragi and causes a lot of destruction which is unlike a nomral human.
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What do Karen and Tsukihi see Ononoki as?

They told Araragi he would never grow up since he was still talking to a doll (Ononoki) at his age in Tsukimonogatari episode 4, 31 minutes in. It's always hard to tell how different people perceive ...
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What did Oshino Ougi signify?

I didn't understand what the reveal of Ougi's true nature meant. There were many words, but I only got the sense that she's a (apparition) manifestation of some part of Araragi which he rejected ...
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What anime's/manga's character that araragi parodying?

What character did Araragi parodying at this scene ? is this a mascot of japan or something ? or maybe a character from anime/manga ?
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Is this scene ever described in the Monogatari light novel?

In many scenes of Monogatari, we could see that sometimes a character's art style changes because they were acting like other anime character. Examples are given in the images below. Are these scenes ...
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Who's the character at the end of the last episode of Owarimonogatari season 2?

At the very end, who is the girl with a black ribbon who's running down the stairs? She can be seen at the last still shot in a weird pose holding/being held by Kanbaru. It's not Ougi, as she has a ...
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What does Senjougahara refer in the first novel?

In the 'Hitagi Crab' story of Monogatari series, Senjougahara says the following: So you say, Araragi-kun. But I'm afraid I only half trust him. I have been tricked too many times. Five people had ...
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What is Yotsugi Ononoki reading in “Hitagi Rendezvous”?

In "Hitagi Rendezvous", Araragi speaks to Ononoki after Senjougahara proposes a date for the next day. Ononoki is shown reading something while lying on Araragi's bed. Do we know what she is reading? ...
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Is Koyomimonogatari the end of the Monogatari series? [duplicate]

So I want to know if Koyomimonogatari is the last season because I saw a spoiler with in episode 12 of this season. Will the story end there?
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How did Araragi become tolerant to the sun?

In the beginning of Kizumonogatari Tekketsu-hen, I thought he would become sun tolerant after he is 'cured' of being a vampire since he can walk in the sun without problems in the other seasons. ...
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Why does Mayoi get embarrassed about this tongue twister?

In Bakemonogatari, Mayoi says a tongue-twister that goes 「生ムミ、生モメ、生ママモ」 ("namamumi, namamome, namamamamo") then gets embarrassed because they sound like another word. What's the reference they're ...
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Why has she not changed at the end of Suruga Monkey?

Why has by the end of Suruga Monkey in Bakemonogatari? If the Rainy Devil is gone, why is she still the way she was when it possessed her?
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Why are there so many books in Suruga Monkey?

In Suruga Monkey Part 2 of Bakemonogatari, Kanbaru's room is literally full of red hardcover books. Why is this and what does it represent?
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Are the Crab God and other supernatural creatures metaphors?

I'm new to the Monogatari series; got into it because Nisio Isin wrote Medaka Box and also GIFs I found online. I just don't understand whether we are intended to take the supernatural parts of the ...
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Where can I buy the English translated of Monogatari light novels?

After finishing the Hanamonogatari anime, I'm interested reading the light novel. I heard that there is the English translation of the Monogatari series light novel, so where can I buy them?
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What's Kyocera to do with an anime adaptation of Koyomi's life?

In chapter 009 of Kizumonogatari, Oshino jokes about adapting Araragi's daily life into anime. Araragi objects, but then Oshino mentions that Araragi's cellphone was made by "Kyocera". What's that got ...
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In what year(s) does the Monogatari series take place?

Looking from the perspective of the recent movie (which occurs at or near the chronological beginning of the series): Koyomi has what appears to be a slide-phone with a keyboard, and Hanekawa puts ...
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What is the dance in the third Nisemonogatari OP?

What is the dance that Tsukihi does in the third opening of Nisemonogatari ("Platinum Disco")? It's the one where she does all of the hand movements.
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What about Araragi's weight?

At the end of Bakemonogatari episode 2, Araragi claimed his normal weight is supposed to be 55kgs, but on the weighing scale, it showed 100kgs. He then said something about the crab and the episode ...
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Why was Araragi unable to understand Dramaturgie / Episode / Guillotine Cutter when they first met?

Somewhere around forty minutes into Kizumonogatari: Tekketsu-hen, Araragi is set upon by the three exorcists who earlier dismembered Kiss-Shot: Dramaturgie, Episode, and Guillotine Cutter. As they ...
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Who is the uniformed guy in this Owarimonogatari end card?

This is the end card for episode 11 of Owarimonogatari. (Click for larger image.) Who is the guy left of Shinobu, in some sort of uniform? I tried searching, but the most information I got was from ...
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Is this picture of Oshino Ougi light novel art or fanart?

Is this picture of Oshino Ougi art from the light novels or fanart? If it is light novel art, which light novel of the monogatari series is it from? If it is a fanart, does it have anything to do ...
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How does Araragi know Ougi in Mayoi Jiangshi?

In the beginning of Mayoi Jiangshi, we meet Ougi when she talks to Araragi in the traffic light conversation (i.e. "Did you know that there is a time when all lights at an intersection are red?"). I ...
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Why didn't Hanekawa want to go home during Mayoi Snail?

During the Mayoi Snail arc in Bakemonogatari we eventually learn that Senjōgahara couldn't see Hachikuji while Araragi could, because only those who didn't want to return home would be able to see her....
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Are there conditions to whether Yozuru Kagenui walks on the ground or not?

During the Tsukihi Phoenix Arc of Nisemonogatari Yozuru Kagenui is seen not touching the ground. When she first meets Araragi and asks him directions to the cram school, she's standing on benches, and ...
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In the Tsubasa Cat arc, when did Hachikuji meet Shinobu?

In the Tsubasa Cat arc, I remember Hachikuji saying that she saw Shinobu at Mister Donuts and she ran away. When did Hachikuji meet Shinobu? As far as I remember, Hachikuji never met her, except in ...
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Are the visualizations in the anime from the Light Novels?

During Karen Bee in Nisemonogatari I've noticed some weird scenery, one is after Kanbaru and Araragi clean up Kanbaru's room we see there are books stacked outside in small structures. Another is ...
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What is the Evangelion reference Araragi was talking about?

At the beginning of Nisemonogatari before the opening, we see Araragi chained and handcuffed in the cram school with Senjōgahara being the perpetrator. At one point, Araragi said that he would be ...
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When did Shinobu enter Araragi's shadow in Tsubasa Cat?

At the beginning of Tsubasa Cat in Bakemonogatari, Mayoi tells Araragi that she saw Shinobu at Mister Doughnut. Araragi doesn't seem to be all that worried though, as Shinobu can't be too far away ...
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What's the meaning of “collection of unpaid tabs” in Tsukimonogatari episode 3?

In episode 3 of Tsukimonogatari, Araragi said "It's not that uncommon for the collection of unpaid tabs to all come at once lately." I checked another set of subtitles, and found that those gave "...
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What powers does Araragi have after he was cured?

In the first episode of Bakmonogatari, Araragi revealed to Senjogahara that he was once a vampire and that he retained the regeneration ability after being cured. In Episode 3 Mayoi Maimai - Part 1, ...
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Is there any meaning to the rail lines in Bakemonogatari's “Tsubasa Cat” OP?

The (NSFW, be warned) broadcast opening for the Tsubasa Cat arc of Bakemonogatari ("Sugar Sweet Nightmare") features various artistic nudes with what appear to be rail tracks stretching out along the ...
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Why does Bakemonogatari exclusively use katakana?

I noticed that in all of the typography (except for the episode titles), the anime Bakemonogatari exclusively uses kanji and katakana, instead of the usual combination of kanji and hiragana. For ...
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How did Shinobu know where Araragi is when he was attacked by Tsubasa?

In the other timeline where Shinobu destroys the world, Araragi was killed by Tsubasa. Why didn't she help him in that timeline? In both timelines, he didn't find her so what was the difference?
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What exactly is the relationship between Araragi and Shinobu?

Who is the master and who is the slave in this relationship? Sometimes, Shinobu calls Araragi "master," and sometimes she calls him her "slave/servant."
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Where was Araragi when he helped Tsubasa Tiger?

So Araragi jumps out of a portal and saves Tsubasa from the History Tiger while carrying the Kaii slaying sword... I thought it was after traveling back to the present (Mayoi Jiangshi) but he just ...
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Why have they been delaying Kizumonogatari for so long?

Kizumonogatari is a movie based on a story of the same name in Monogatari Series light novel, which is part of First Season before Nisemonogatari. I don't even remember when it was supposed to air, ...
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Why did they air all four Tsukimonogatari episodes in one day?

The most recent story of the Monogatari series, Tsukimonogatari, has just aired and has all of its four episodes aired on one day. The same thing happened with Hanamonogatari which aired on August 6, ...
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What is Ougi reading on her phone when she meets Araragi at the steps to the shrine?

When Araragi and Yotsugi land at the base of the steps to the shrine in episode 3 of Tsukimonogatari, we see that Ougi is waiting there, reading something on her phone. What's she reading? Is it plot-...
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What dance is Araragi dancing?

As Koyomi gets ready to make his sister a boiling hot bath in episode 1 of Tsukimonogatari, he does a little dance: It seems familiar - is it a reference to another series?
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Who are all the girls fawning over Araragi?

In the latest Monogatari - Tsukimonogatari there is a cut to an image with many young girls surrounding the protagonist. The girls in the purple uniforms are from SHAFT's other show Puella Magi ...
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What is the meaning behind Tsukihi's pose 17 minutes into in episode 1 of Tsukimonogatari?

When Tsukihi is taking a bath together with Koyomi, she played with the foam and struck a pose while saying [都条例]【とじょうれい】 (or so I think, based on the translation). Koyomi said it was scary and ...
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What happened to Kaiki in Monogatari Series?

We saw at the end of Monogatari Second Season that If I followed the storyline correctly, this happens just after the events that involved Nadeko, but before the graduation of Araragi and Senjōgahara....
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What's the basis for the gender of Black Hanekawa as reported on the wikia?

The wikia for the Monogatari states that Black Hanekawa is Male (Physically Female) After seeing a blogger describe their experience of seeing this and concluding that Hanekawa is nonbinary (a ...
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Who are the sibling groups in this picture? [closed]

The picture: It looks like fanart, but I'm pretty sure the characters are all from something and not original characters, since I recognize Lelouch and Nunnally Lamperouge on the far left, and the ...
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Why don't Araragi and Senjougahara call each other by their given names?

It only happened once in Bakemonogatari when Araragi went on his first date with Senjougahara (and her father). Araragi called her by her family name Senjougahara, and Senjougahara teased Araragi and ...
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What is up with Tsukihi and Karen's boyfriends' names?

In Tsubasa Family and Tsubasa Tiger, it was mentioned in a conversation between the Fire Sisters and Tsubasa that both Karen and Tsukihi have boyfriends[1][2]. Karen's boyfriend is named Mizudori (瑞鳥【...
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Who are the other two girls whose hair Araragi has cut?

In the last episode of Hanamonogatari, near the end of the episode where Araragi prepares to cut Kanbaru's hair, he said "You are the third girl whose hair I'm cutting". Who was the other two girls ...
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What book was Hanekawa reading while Araragi tries to find where Tsunade lives?

On episode 8 of Monogatari Series: Second Season, when Araragi tries to find where Tsunade (Hachikuji's mother) live. He met Lolikawa - young Hanekawa, and she was reading a book What book is it?
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Why the title “Second Season”?

So, the Monogatari series has four season, and soon will be five, and if we look at the production order, based on this question, and this Wikipedia page it will be: Bakemonogatari (2009–2010) ...