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 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 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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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 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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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 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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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 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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Why wasn't there an OP for Shinobu Time?

Each of the arcs of the Monogatari series through the end of Second Season (Hitagi Crab, Mayoi Snail, ..., Hitagi End) has had an OP theme sung by the arc's heroine1, save for Shinobu Time (i.e. ...
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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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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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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 ...