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Monogatari Series: Second Season


Alternative Titles

English: Monogatari Series: Second Season
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
Premiered: Summer 2013
Broadcast: Sundays at 00:00 (JST)
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: Shaft
Source: Light novel
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 8.821 (scored by 92,672 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #232
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #214
Members: 171,819
Favorites: 7,230
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Episodes: /26

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)

Background

Tsubasa Tiger
Adapted from Nekomonogatari: Shiro
Episodes 1-5
Episode 6: Summary

Mayoi Jiangshi
Adapted from Kabukimonogatari
Episodes 7-10
Episode 11: Summary

Nadeko Medusa
Adapted from Otorimonogatari
Episodes 12-15
Episode 16: Summary

Shinobu Time
Adapted from Onimonogatari
Episodes 17-20

Hitagi End Arc
Adapted from Koimonogatari
Episodes 21-26

Episode Videos


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Characters & Voice Actors

Senjougahara, Hitagi
Senjougahara, Hitagi
Main
Saito, Chiwa
Japanese
Saito, Chiwa
Oshino, Shinobu
Oshino, Shinobu
Main
Sakamoto, Maaya
Japanese
Sakamoto, Maaya
Araragi, Koyomi
Araragi, Koyomi
Main
Kamiya, Hiroshi
Japanese
Kamiya, Hiroshi
Kaiki, Deishuu
Kaiki, Deishuu
Main
Miki, Shinichiro
Japanese
Miki, Shinichiro

Staff

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


Edit 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)

Edit 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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kurtsnafu
Jan 1, 2014
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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Stark700
Dec 7, 2013
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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Kindle
Dec 28, 2013
“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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AngerAndHate
Feb 4, 2014
Honestly, I'm surprised... surprised I was able to make it through to the end of this show. I don't understand how anyone can like this show other than for some kind of weird fan-service.

I'm afraid the long, unnecessary, drawn out conversations that constitute this entire series are a severe test of my patience. More on this in a bit. Due to this being the sole emphasis, the characters should be crucial right?

Well quite frankly there is only one good character in the show, and this guy ends up being the true hero. He is the only character I like. To avoid spoilers... I'll just read more
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