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Monogatari Series: Second Season

Monogatari Series: Second Season

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Nekomonogatari: Shiro, Kabukimonogatari: Mayoi Jianshi, Otorimonogatari, Onimonogatari, Koimonogatari
Japanese: 〈物語〉シリーズ セカンドシーズン

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 7, 2013 to Dec 29, 2013
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.831 (scored by 58855 users)
Ranked: #212
Popularity: #233
Members: 111,159
Favorites: 4,053
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Synopsis

The bee apparition is now gone, and summer vacation where the phoenix apparition averted harm is over. Around Koyomi Araragi and the girls who started a new trimester, apparitions, or perhaps threats even worse, were creeping in ever closer. Tsubasa Hanekawa, Mayoi Hachikuji, Suruga Kanbaru, Nadeko Sengoku, Shinobu Oshino, and Hitagi Senjogahara. Their soliloquies, confessions—and farewells. 6 new stories are starting now.

Walking to school one day Tsubasa Hanekawa encounters a huge white tiger apparition at a crossroads that talks to her. The next day her house burns down. Homeless, and not wanting to stay with her family, she lies and tells them she has a place to stay, but instead sleeps in the old cram school. She's awakened by an angry and upset Hitagi Senjogahara who ridicules her for worrying her and drags her to her place to stay instead. The two of them soon discover that Araragi has gone missing and has urged them in a text message not to look for him.

(Source: ANN)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Monogatari Series: Second Season
Prequel: Nisemonogatari
Sequel: Tsukimonogatari

Characters & Voice Actors

Araragi, Koyomi
Araragi, Koyomi
Main
Kamiya, Hiroshi
Japanese
Kamiya, Hiroshi
Hachikuji, Mayoi
Hachikuji, Mayoi
Main
Katou, Emiri
Japanese
Katou, Emiri
Hanekawa, Tsubasa
Hanekawa, Tsubasa
Main
Horie, Yui
Japanese
Horie, Yui
Kaiki, Deishuu
Kaiki, Deishuu
Main
Miki, Shinichiro
Japanese
Miki, Shinichiro

Staff

Kubota, Mitsutoshi
Producer
Iwakami, Atsuhiro
Producer
Itamura, Tomoyuki
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Shinbou, Akiyuki
Director, Series Composition



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Jan 1, 2014
kuuurt
I think I can say for all those who have watched Bakemonogatari that the quality of the anime series went down considerably after Nisemonogatari aired. Fourteen long months have passed since the fanservice-ridden sequel aired, and I'm quite happy to say that the series has risen from its ashes. Many fans were speculating after the first couple of episodes if this anime adaptation of 5 out of 6 novels of the second Monogatari saga, could finally overcome Bakemonogatari, the anime that set the standard for the franchise. And I think it did.

I'll go straight to the point: Second Season had lesser fan service than read more
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Dec 28, 2013
Kindle
“After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.”
-Phillip Pullman

On that note, the second season (although technically third or fourth depending if you count Nisemonogatari and Nekomonogatari) of the Monogatari Series was promised to be a two cour delivering viewers the excellent experience that the first season, Bakemonogatari, did. Rest assured that if you enjoyed Bakemonogatari, you will not be disappointed by the second season.

Story: (10/10): Monogatari S2's story is the driving point of the anime itself, the beating heart at its core. The storytelling in this anime is top notch, as it is an almost completely read more
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Dec 7, 2013
Stark700
Stories.

Everyone wants to hear or tell a story people will remember by. It doesn’t matter if the story is fictional, realistic, sarcastic, humorous, imaginative, mysterious, psychological, speculative, or even twisted as it can be. Stories are created by ideas that are formed from the very thoughts we experience in our lives. In order for stories to be told well, they have to evoke feelings, reactions, and attract audience that appreciates its ideas. Monogatari Second Series - the anime that not only attracted me to its franchise - but also presented it in an extravagant way that takes the art of storytelling to a whole read more
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Feb 1, 2014
LuckyKrystal
Sequels to any body of work have a reputation to uphold; a certain quality it must meet to please its viewers that are eager for the return of their favorite characters and stories. This is especially the case with this little nugget of a series here.

The Monogatari Series Second Season had quite a bit to live up to. The original Bakemonogatari provided a very unique take on the ecchi/harem genre, coupling sexy fanservice with unusual animation, lengthy dialogue, and individual arcs focusing on Araragi’s interaction with different characters and their supernatural problems. However, its sequel, Nisemonogatari, while still good, was a step down from Bakemonogatari. read more
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Recommendations

Both deal with supernatural, MC is using supernatural powers to protect those precious to him, both have action and some perverted moments, both have blond loli vampire. Also, both made by Shaft.
While the whole plot of Monogatari is not centered about it, both deal with time travel, paralel worlds and the consequnces of small changes which then affect the whole world.
Both series have Multiple Heroines, but Kami nomi is a little more open in the romance aspect. Comedy is a strong point in both series, and there are sci fi elements and lots of stories in kami nomi.The plot gets more and more rich and interesting as the seasons advance, in my opinion is a great option if you are looking for something similar to Monogatari.
It has the same cerebral atmosphere, there is a lot of exposition, and it isn't something you'll enjoy without putting some thought into it. But the story is just as engaging. Where Monogatari evokes more traditional Japanese literary themes, Zetsuen takes most of it's thematic elements from Shakespeare, specifically Hamlet and The Tempest.
Both are anime from studio SHAFT with its signature animation, and while they have comedy parts, they also have parts you have to think about. Both MC are a bit weird and surrrounded by group of girls, but both are not common and monotonous harem anime.
The animation quality, style, and execution are the same. Both anime have a harem with cute, pretty girls. Both also have characters' heads tilting.

Opening Theme

#1: "chocolate insomnia" by Tsubasa Hanekawa (Yui Horie) (TV: eps 1-2, 4; BD/DVD: eps 1-5)
#2: "happy bite" by Mayoi Hachikuji (Emiri Kato) (TV: eps 8-9; BD/DVD: eps 7-10)
#3: "Mousou♡Express (もうそう♡えくすぷれす)" by Nadeko Sengoku (Kana Hanazawa) (TV: eps 12, 14; BD/DVD: eps 12-15)
#4: "white lies" by Hiroaki Miyakoshi and Shigeru Yamada (Tokyo Philharmonic Chorus) (BD/DVD: eps 17-20)
#5: "fast love" by Hitagi Senjougahara (Chiwa Saito) (BD/DVD: eps 21-23)
#6: "Kogarashi Sentiment (木枯らしセンティメント)" by Hitagi Senjougahara (Chiwa Saito) and Deishu Kaiki (Shinichiro Miki) (TV: eps 23-25; BD/DVD: eps 24-26)
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Ending Theme

#1: "Ai wo Utae (アイヲウタエ)" by Luna Haruna (eps 1-10)
#2: "Kimi no Shiranai Monogatari (君の知らない物語)" by supercell (ep 11)
#3: "Sono Koe wo Oboeteru (その声を覚えてる)" by Marina Kawano (eps 12-20)
#4: "snowdrop" by Luna Haruna × Marina Kawano (eps 21-25)

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