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Nekomonogatari: Kuro

Nekomonogatari: Kuro

Alternative Titles

English: Nekomonogatari Black: Tsubasa Family
Japanese: 猫物語(黒)


Type: TV
Episodes: 4
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 31, 2012
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
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Adaptation of the 6th book in the Monogatari series, containing the Tsubasa Family Arc and featuring Hanekawa Tsubasa.

Related Anime

Adaptation: Monogatari Series: First Season
Sequel: Bakemonogatari
Prequel: Kizumonogatari

Characters & Voice Actors

Araragi, Koyomi
Araragi, Koyomi
Kamiya, Hiroshi
Kamiya, Hiroshi
Hanekawa, Tsubasa
Hanekawa, Tsubasa
Horie, Yui
Horie, Yui
Araragi, Karen
Araragi, Karen
Kitamura, Eri
Kitamura, Eri
Araragi, Tsukihi
Araragi, Tsukihi
Iguchi, Yuka
Iguchi, Yuka


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

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Jan 3, 2014
Nekomonogatari: Kuro is the third adapted installment of the Monogatari series, an array of light novels written by Nisio Isin. It serves as a precursor to Bakemonogatari and features Tsubasa Hanekawa during the events of Golden Week, in which she becomes possessed by a neko (translated as "cat") and indiscriminately attacks people on the street to relieve her built-up stress. Viewers of Bakemonogatari may recall references and flashbacks to this incident particularly in the Tsubasa Cat arc, and here we finally see it divulged in detail.

Now coming from the markedly huge success of both Bakemonogatari and the controversial Nisemonogatari, fans may likely enter this third read more
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Jan 17, 2014
Being a huge monogatari series fan, I decided to write my first review about it and I chose Nekomonogatari: Kuro. Even before it was subbed, I already watched it out of excitement and it did not disappointment.

The story is great. It is one of the main strength of the series. This part is before the start of the first series and we learned the past of Hanekawa and how she met oddity. The story is great because it made us realize that Hanekawa is not perfect and also susceptible to emotions.

The art is the other main strength. I watched this series because of the way read more
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Jan 5, 2013
For many students, the nine-day long Japanese holiday we call the "Golden Week" is known to be a period of rest, calm and entertainment. Love story (and yet not exactly), Nekomonogatari is high school student Araragi Koyomi's recollection of a supernatural incident which occurred during this period of the year. Such occurrences are no rarity for a former vampire such as Araragi Koyomi – but when the protagonist's love interest becomes the victim of an occult "Oddity", the much-anticipated time of rest and tranquillity turns out to be anything but...

"Cat" (neko), and "story" (monogatari) – the title Nekomonogatari is a pun. That is to say, read more
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Apr 20, 2013
And now for another review about an anime involving cat girls.
Ah, the Monogatari Series. After seeing Bakemonogatari and what a masterpiece it was, Nisemonogatari was a big disapointment. It was still great, but it paled in comparison to Bakemonogatari. Because of this, I can understand why a great many would be unsure of this series, Nekomonogatari. Well, you can put your fears to rest. Nekomonogatari brought the series back to its brilliance. It's just as good as Bakemonogatari, in my opinion.

First, the art:
Being a SHAFT series, and even more being in the Monogatari series, as always one can expect brilliant artwork and extremely smooth animation, read more
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Both anime combine splendid art and ecchi comedy with a thought-provoking narrative that is largely dialogue driven.

Opening Theme

"perfect slumbers" by Tsubasa Hanekawa (Yui Horie)

Ending Theme

"Kieru daydream (消えるdaydream)" by Marina Kawano

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