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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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Koyomi Araragi is a student who has recently survived a vampire attack, with the help of his friend Tsubasa Hanekawa. Now, he finds that she has been possessed by an oddity called the Curse Cat, and is now attacking people, including her parents. He must now find a way to help get rid of the Curse Cat.

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Aired  Dec 31, 2012 to Dec 31, 2012
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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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May 22, 2015
Nekomonogatari is a four episode arc focusing on the events leading up to Bakemonogatari. It follows Araragi’s search for the meaning of love and his quest to save his “love” interest, Hanekawa, from a cat spirit. This isn’t a particularly necessary arc to enjoy the first two seasons and I’m assuming that Monogatari: Season Two doesn’t reference the events of this arc too often, but it is still an entertaining piece that develops Hanekawa a little more and explains the weird relationship between Araragi and the class rep.

Neko is, of course, chock full of dialogue and comedy, though the focus on an inclusive few means 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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Both anime combine splendid art and ecchi comedy with a thought-provoking narrative that is largely dialogue driven.
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Opening Theme

"perfect slumbers" by Tsubasa Hanekawa (Yui Horie)

Ending Theme

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

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