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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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) ...
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Why does Kaiki keep changing shirts?

In episodes 21 and 22 (at least towards the beginning of the latter episode) of the "second season", we see Kaiki in a number of shirts in the same scene in the Okinawan cafe. He first appears in a ...
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Why does Hanekawa know about Black Hanekawa?

In the end of Nekomonogatari (Kuro), Araragi states that Hanekawa doesn't remember any of the events of Golden Week. (This is also shown in the corresponding recap episode in Monogatari Series Second ...
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Why are there two different openings for Nadeko in Bakemonogatari?

In Bakemonogatari, there are two different openings for Nadeko - the one with a hat and the one without it. Is there any specific reason why that is?
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Is this supposed to be a reference to Chinese socialist posters?

In the first episode of Nekomonogatari (Black), we see this drawing of Araragi during his conversation with his sister at the beginning. The text here states, according to the subtitles (and reading ...
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In Monogatari, why is the boy with the reverse jagirinawa still alive?

When Nadeko had the curse on her, she was almost going to be killed by it and it had only been a short time since she received the curse. Since the curse was removed, reversed, and was given to the ...
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What series is this depiction of Araragi Karen referring to?

In episode 8 of Nisemonogatari, we briefly see Araragi Karen drawn like this: This looked a lot like some anime (or possibly a character from an anime or manga) I'd seen within the last ten years or ...
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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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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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What's the deal with Shinobu's hat?

Shinobu originally didn't have a hat, but in Nekomonogatari Black, Shinobu ask Oshino to buy her that hat, he gave it to her as a reward since she was the one who resolved the problem with Black ...
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What's with this up-tilted head posture?

In Bakemonogatari, we see Araragi (and possibly some other characters) at quite a number of times in the series with his head tilted upwards, in what would in real life be a somewhat uncomfortable ...
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How was Kanbaru's contract made void?

I just finished episode 8 of the Bakemonogatari series, and I'm slightly confused about how Kanbaru was saved. If I'm not mistaken, Oshino states that there are two ways to save Kanbaru: Cutting off ...
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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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Why did Nadeko use different names for Araragi?

Episode 12, the story about Otorimonogatari, contains the story Nadeko Medusa. Nadeko said this: Favorite big brother: Koyomi Oniichan In Love with: Araragi Koyomi why she said it differently? Does ...
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Is this Monogatari opening a take on another artists' style?

During the opening song 'Kogarashi Sentiment' (The fourth opening in Monogatari Season 2), the video continually switches from one art style (the normal Monogatari type art), to another one (which ...
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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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What is up with the pattern on the fence?

In the episode 12 of the first Bakemonogatari season, there's a fence with an interesting pattern which seemingly has the word "KAWAK" in it: In the first episode of the second Monogatari season we ...
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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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About Hanekawa, Golden weeks and possession occurences

I'm rewatching the first season of Bakemonogatari and it still confuses me how Hanekawa (in episode 10) was already known to be possessed by Black Hanekawa. I'm not sure about the timeline of this ...
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Is there any connection between Madoka Magica and Monogatari series?

Apparently, both titles are produced by Shaft. The Madoka Magica Rebellion movies have short into animation that uses Monogatari characters to ask the viewers to behave in the cinema theaters. I'm ...
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Who drew the Monogatari Series characters?

I really love how the Monogatari Series characters are drawn, so I want to look for other art from him/her. Here's an example of some Monogatari Series characters (clockwise, from top left): ...
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How are people supposed to read and understand these part-second text frame scenes?

It's (relatively, still) easy for me on a computer to pause in time and read the text in every frame scene, but the show is supposed to be viewed on live TV channel. I bet that's impossible to do this ...
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Who is Araragi supposed to look like in this scene?

I'm watching one of the Monogatari episodes - Mayoi Jiangshi 2 (Second Season episode 8). In this scene the style Araragi is drawn with changes radically, as does his hairstyle. The fact that the ...
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What's inside Hachikuji's bag?

In the anime, Hachikuji always carries a large backpack everywhere. What's in the bag? And why she always carrying it? Did she also carry it in the LN? (I only watched until episode 5 in Monogatari ...
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What was the screen that appeared of Senjougahara during her phone conversation with Kaiki?

In episode 24 of Monogatari Series Second Season, while Kaiki is on the phone with Senjougahara, an image of her outside his window appears. During their conversation there are several other similar ...
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Yobisute (no honorifics) at the end of Monogatari Series Second Season Episode 24

At the end of the episode Kaiki doesn't use any honorifics... This is highly unusual since they have never spoken with each other before. What is the significance of him deciding to use yobisute?
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What is a Cat's Eye that was referenced in Monogatari Second Season Episode 24 at 08:35?

In Monogatari Second Season Episode 24 at 08:35, Kaiki referred to a person as a Cat's Eye. I found a movie, a road marking, and a jewel. Whatever he is referring to, I don't think it exists in ...
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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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When will the Kizumonogatari movie air?

From what I have read, Kizumonogatari is a prequel for Bakemonogatari, and the movie is reported to be scheduled for fall 2013. However, Monogatari Series: Second Season was just released this summer ...
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What do the parenthesized numbers in the [color] Scenes mean?

As you can see at the top of this answer, the [color] Scenes (Black Scene, Red Scene, etc.) in the Monogatari series all include a parenthesized number beneath the romanized form of the name of the ...
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What chemical compound is shown in episode 17 of Monogatari Second Season?

In episode 17 of Monogatari Second Season (the first episode of Onimonogatari), when Koyomi and Mayoi see the strange "darkness", an image of the structure of a chemical compound is displayed, ...
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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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What is this place from episode 9 of Monogatari Second Season?

In episode 9 of Monogatari Second Season, Shinobu says the following (around the 17:20 mark): 具体的には、この街中の人間を、 日本中の人間を、 世界中の人間を 吸血鬼化したのじゃろう。 Translated, To be more specific, I turned the people of ...
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Why do people keep seeing Hachikuji?

After stopping not wanting to go home, Araragi Koyomi and Hanekawa Tsubasa keep seeing Hachikuji on the streets. Why does this still keep happening? I thought Hachikuji can only be seen by a person ...
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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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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 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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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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