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: Sundays at 00:00 (JST)
Producers: Aniplex, Kodansha, Rakuonsha
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: Shaft
Source: Light novel
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 8.231 (scored by 128,119 users)
Ranked: #2712
Popularity: #122
Members: 208,416
Favorites: 1,811
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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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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.

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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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Mar 21, 2012
Shaft has been on a pretty good run for the last few years churning out some extremely popular and perhaps over-hyped series. Now they have brought us Nisemonogatari, a show that I was looking forward to quite a bit. This is partly because I just generally find their work interesting but also because I did enjoy its predecessor. Now while I would not classify myself as a huge fan of the original show I did enjoy the characters, quirky story, and fabulous artwork. However Nisemonogatari is a pointless and directionless mess that feels more like a cash grab that takes read more
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Mar 17, 2012
Nisemonogatari is the sequel to Shaft's 2009 hit Bakemonogatari. It features much of the same cast as the first show, but it includes many new characters as well. The particular focus is on Araragi's sisters, Karen and Tsukihi this time around. The first show broke sales records and this one is looking to do incredibly well as well. However, if you were expecting more of Bakemonogatari you might be in for a surprise.

There is always an issue with sequels when it comes to the story. They always seem to never really live up to their predecessors and sadly Nisemonogatari suffers from this issue as well. read more
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