Ranked #271


Alternative Titles

English: Nisemonogatari
Synonyms: Impostory
Japanese: 偽物語


Type: TV
Episodes: 11
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 8, 2012 to Mar 18, 2012
Premiered: Winter 2012
Broadcast: Unknown
Source: Light novel
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company


Score: 8.231 (scored by 119,789 users)
Ranked: #2712
Popularity: #120
Members: 194,968
Favorites: 1,672
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The black swindler Kaiki Deishu, who once deceived Hitagi, returns to town and spreads the incantation which cursed Nadeko before.

Koyomi's sisters Karen and Tsukihi try to capture Deishu but...


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Characters & Voice Actors

Araragi, Koyomi
Araragi, Koyomi
Kamiya, Hiroshi
Kamiya, Hiroshi
Oshino, Shinobu
Oshino, Shinobu
Sakamoto, Maaya
Sakamoto, Maaya
Araragi, Karen
Araragi, Karen
Kitamura, Eri
Kitamura, Eri
Araragi, Tsukihi
Araragi, Tsukihi
Iguchi, Yuka
Iguchi, Yuka


Iwakami, Atsuhiro
Iwakami, Atsuhiro
Ooshima, Miku
Ooshima, Miku
Assistant Producer
Shinbou, Akiyuki
Shinbou, Akiyuki
Director, Series Composition
Itamura, Tomoyuki
Itamura, Tomoyuki
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard

More episodes Episodes(11/11)

# Episode Title Aired
1 Karen Bee, Part One
Karen Bee Sono Ichi (かれんビー 其ノ壹)
Jan 8, 2012
2 Karen Bee, Part Two
Karen Bee Sono Ni (かれんビー 其ノ貳)
Jan 15, 2012
3 Karen Bee, Part Three
Karen Bee Sono San (かれんビー 其ノ參)
Jan 21, 2012
4 Karen Bee, Part Four
Karen Bee Sono Yon (かれんビー 其ノ肆)
Jan 28, 2012
5 Karen Bee, Part Five
Karen Bee Sono Go (かれんビー 其ノ伍)
Feb 5, 2012

Opening Theme

#1: "Futakotome (二言目)" by Hitagi Senjougahara (Chiwa Saito) (TV Broadcast and BD/DVD: eps 1, 3)
#2: "marshmallow justice" by Karen Araragi (Eri Kitamura) (TV Broadcast: eps 2, 5-6; BD/DVD: eps 2, 4-7)
#3: "Hakkin Disco (白金ディスコ)" by Tsukihi Araragi (Yuka Iguchi) (TV Broadcast: eps 8-10; BD/DVD: eps 8-11)

Ending Theme

"Naisho no Hanashi (ナイショの話)" by ClariS

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Nov 15, 2015
Ughh.....this anime scarred me for a whole week....because of that one particular episode. That infamous toothbrush scene. You know what? I'm going to try that out with my younger sister. She'll probably slap the hell out of me or me she'll do the same thing as Karen did.

(Deleted and Re-uploaded my review from yesterday due to the amount of mistakes I've made in my previous review)

[Story]: (8/10)
This is a sequel to the predecessor called "Bakemonogatari". Nisemonogatari chronologically takes place after the events of Bake and focuses on Koyomi's little sisters; Karen and Tsukihi. Otherwise known as "The Fire Sisters". The black swindler Kaiki Deishu, read more
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Nov 14, 2015
The Monogatari Series is interesting when first looked at. It is definitely one of the oddest series ever and is simply amazing because of the way it handles itself. The show likes to overcomplicate itself on the outside while appearing very simple on the inside. It is strange yet brilliant at the same time, with some of the best dialogue in anime.

(I don't want to repeat myself for each review so I'll mention this here.) The visuals in the Monogatari Series are incredible. The storyboard is very detailed and there are lots of great shots with stunning lighting and weird, artistic effects. There are also read more
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Aug 17, 2012
Fanservice has always been a bit of a controversial issue. Some love it, some hate all instances of it. There's really no feasible way to please everybody when the reaction can often be likened to a dichotomy, split between 'too much' and 'not enough'. While Bakemonogatari is a series known by most for its unique art direction and character interaction, to say that it's removed itself entirely from sexual themes would be a flat-out lie. It's not much of a surprise then, that these elements are even more prolific in Nisemonogatari, for both better and for worse.

The first thing that should be recognized read more
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Mar 17, 2012
Nisemonogatari was certainly one of the more interesting anime of the season, not least for its trait of dividing viewers down the middle in terms of who enjoyed it and who didn't; this show, being the continuation of a well-known franchise, has attracted plenty of vitriol in the last eleven weeks, even though many people have been outspoken in its defence. But now that broadcasting is finished (even if the argument over whether it is masterpiece or merely the latest victim of too-high expectations has plenty of fuel still left to burn), I'm afraid to say that I couldn’t resist the lure dangling so read more
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Both have the same Atmosphere,comedy and randomess.both male leads,Koyomi and Kou are practically the same and have to deal with weirdos around them plus they got the same Seiyuu.Arakawa uses aliens as the source while Monogatari series is using ghosts,vampires etc and both are by SHAFT  
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There is some similar humor and some similar use of abrupt changes in animation style to show changes in characters' emotions. Both are not particularly plot-based, although Nisemonogatari has some plot, while Nichijou has no plot whatsoever. Both are pretty strange in general.  
reportRecommended by ataraxial
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and both tells about the daily lives of the main protagonist,despite of them being inhuman 
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