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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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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In the Monogatari series, who is Araragi's true love? Hanekawa, Shinobu, or Senjougahara?

I am kinda confused right now because after seeing Kizumonogatari, it seems like Hanekawa was Araragi's first love. In the Bakemonogatari series, Araragi also turns out to like Senjougahara. But ...
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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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After Hitagi End, does Nadeko ever meet Araragi again?

So in Hitagi End, Deishuu then told Koyomi Araragi to stay out of Nadeko's life from then on. I'm wondering if Araragi ever meets Nadeko after that? (time-order, not release-order)(This is a light ...
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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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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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In the monogatari series why do we hear camera flash sounds?

It's come to my attention that you often hear camera flash sounds when the character that narrates the arc blink. We firsst et a quick view of a specific spot ( probably what the character is focused ...
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Kaiki Deishu and Tooe Gaen Relationship

What is the relationship of Kaiki Deishu and Tooe Gaen? Why Kaiki Deishu decide to help to deceive Nadeko for the sake of Tooe Gaen's child, Suruga Kanbaru? Kaiki Deishu also treat Suruga Kanbaru ...
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How did Oshino Meme steal Kiss-Shot's heart before defeating her?

I mean Oshino Meme said he stole Kiss-Shot's heart and she wasn't aware of it, but how was he able to do this before defeating her when she's shown to be over powered when fighting Vampire Hunters? ...
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In Zoku Owarimonogatari, why mirrored Sodachi's respected mathematician is Gauss?

In Zoku Owarimonogatari, Koyomi meets with mirrored Sodachi Oikura, then Araragi asked if her most respected mathematician is Euler (real Sodachi respected Euler), but the mirrored Sodachi answers ...
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How did Araragi Koyomi lose his vampire powers in the Monogatari Series?

Spoilers on Kizumonogatari below: In Kizumonogatari, Oshino Meme says there is a way to keep Shinobu alive that would also stop her from eating humans. He says Araragi must almost kill Shinobu to do ...
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How are the Monogatari manga and light novels related?

Back on the 10th of January 2018 it was announced on Twitter that Bakemonogatari would be getting a manga. 【解禁】 『化物語』 漫 画 化 決 定 3月14日(水)発売「週刊少年マガジン」2018年15号ヨリ Where the first Japanese ...
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What is the production order of the Monogatari series?

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 ...
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How does Hitagi fall if she's weightless?

At the start of Hitagi Crab in an accident involving a misplaced banana peel, Hitagi falls down the flight of stairs that lead to the upper floors of Naoetsu Private High School and ends up in the ...
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Why Hachikuji isn't surprised by the fact that Araragi is a vampire

As question says Hachikuji does not react at all when Araragi discloses her that he is in fact a vampire, vampires are very powerful and dangerous kais in the monogatari universe why she does not ...
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What accent is Kanbaru referring to, and where did she live prior to her parents' deaths?

In chapter 34 of the Bakemonogatari manga, Kanbaru talks about her past. When she discusses her living situation after the death of her parents, she says: I was bullied at the school I transferred ...
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What does these non-numbered Monogatari novel's chapter title means?

Based on Wikipedia, each English volume for the Monogatari novel book has its own chapter title, for example: Chapter Zero Chapter One Chapter Two Chapter Three Chapter Four Chapter Five Chapter Six ...
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What's up with this Araragi and Nadeko scene in Tsubasa Cat, Part 1 (episode 11)?

In episode 11 of Bakemonogatari (Tsubasa Cat, Part 1), after exchanging Kanbaru's washed swimsuit, making some Nobita jokes and talking about Shinobu, Araragi suddenly tries to, from the looks of it, ...
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Are parodied scenes in the Monogatari anime described in the light novel?

In many scenes of Monogatari series, sometimes a character's art style changes because they were acting like other anime characters. Examples are given in the images below. Are these scenes described ...
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In what order should I watch Monogatari series? [duplicate]

I am new to Monogatari series and it looks really confusing to get into it. Most of the people online suggest watching it in release order however there exist chronological order which i really don't ...
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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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Is Hanekawa punching Hachikuji out of character?

When Hachikuji was first introduced in Bakemonogatari, there was this scene where Hanekawa punched Hachikuji. I feel that's pretty out of character especially after seeing more of her personality in ...
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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 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 is the original text of Black Hanekawa's tongue twister?

Bakemonogatari episode 14 has a fairly famous tongue-twister in it, which Black Hanekawa recites with her cat voice. It was translated as: "Can you imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining ...
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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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What do the black and red scenes mean?

In Bakemonogatari, it often happens that suddenly, a red screen with "Red Scene (Aka)" or a black screen with "Black Scene (Kuro)" appears for a short time. (At least these are written in my sub.) ...
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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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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 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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What is the in-universe chronological order of the Monogatari Series?

I have Bakemonogatari and Nisemonogatari, and learned that Monogatari Series Second Season is being streamed by Aniplex, which means that Nekomonogatari would have been streamed at some point and that ...
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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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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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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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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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Was it formerly common practice to credit voice actors in opening credits?

The final OP for Monogatari Series Second Season (the Koimonogatari OP) is sort of an 80s-throwback sort of deal, with all the hallmarks of old anime styling - funky "lens flares", those old-school ...
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Who is Oshino Ougi?

This question contains spoilers for the second season of the Monogatari series. Oshino Ougi refers to herself as the niece of Oshino Meme. But Kaiki mentions in Koimonogatari/Hitagi End that Meme has ...
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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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How did Araragi hide yoto “Kokoro-Watari” inside his body?

In the Nekomonogatari-Black anime, yōtō "Kokoro-Watari" (妖刀「心渡」, sometimes translated as demon sword "Heartspan") is shown with different lengths, but it always appears to be bigger than Araragi. The ...
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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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Does Koyomi ever get more powerful in the Anime or Light Novels?

Looking back on Bakemonogatari and Nisemonogatari, it seems that Considering that he once told his sisters that Does he ever get stronger in later episodes or in the Light Novels?
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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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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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Are all apparitions on Monogatari based on actual stories?

In the Monogatari Series, there are a lot apparitions. The ones that can easily recognized as corresponding to actual stories in real life are the phoenix (Araragi Tsuhiki) and vampire (Araragi Koyomi,...
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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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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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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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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.