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Hanamonogatari

Hanamonogatari

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Monogatari Series: Second Season +α
Japanese: 花物語

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 5
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 16, 2014
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.211 (scored by 29805 users)
Ranked: #2962
Popularity: #572
Members: 58,691
Favorites: 174
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Synopsis

Hanamonogatari features Suruga Kanbaru and is set after Koyomi Araragi graduates from high school.

Related Anime

Adaptation: Monogatari Series: Second Season
Prequel: Tsukimonogatari

Characters & Voice Actors

Kanbaru, Suruga
Kanbaru, Suruga
Main
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Japanese
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Numachi, Rouka
Numachi, Rouka
Main
Asumi, Kana
Japanese
Asumi, Kana
Araragi, Koyomi
Araragi, Koyomi
Supporting
Kamiya, Hiroshi
Japanese
Kamiya, Hiroshi
Araragi, Karen
Araragi, Karen
Supporting
Kitamura, Eri
Japanese
Kitamura, Eri

Staff

Shinbou, Akiyuki
Director
Kawano, Marina
Theme Song Performance
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Theme Song Performance
Haneoka, Kei
Music



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Aug 17, 2014
Stark700
Watching Hanamonogatari is like reading your favorite book on a weekend afternoon. And essentially, it is adapted from a novel written by NisiOisin. But rather than adapting it as a full TV series, Hanamonogatari debuts as a 5-episode show that offers more than just a sensational appeal to its fans. Hanamongatari (literally translated as Flower Story) is like a flower – beautiful, elegant, and has the pedals that shine like no other. For its creativity and cleverly thought out written story, we witness the story of Suruga Kanbaru and what her life is like after Koyomi Araragi graduates from high school.

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Aug 21, 2014
goshujin_sama241
Over and over again Shaft stands and delivers, this time is no exception. Being a fan of the Monogatari Series, you (and I) were probably excited to hear about the adaption of Hanamonogatari. While its release was delayed a bit I have to say that the wait was well worth it.

Hanamonogatari is kinda the odd ball in the Monogatari Series Second Season. Released in the middle between Kabukimonogatari and Otorimonogatari, Hanamonogatari is set after all events of the Second Season and is told through the narrative of Suruga Kanbaru. While we are use to most arcs being told through the eyes of Araragi, Hanamonogatari a read more
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Aug 19, 2014
MotherOfUltra
There are numerous characters and their characteristics that exist in anime community, starting from the most common and arguably the most famous, tsundere, to kuudere, darudere, megadere, yandere, dandere and many more. However, those who have either read or seen any of nisioisin's--the writer of monogatari series and katanagatari above others--work would know that the characters he make are quite something else. They are obviously not normal, thus letting the story progress without boring the viewers/readers, but they are complex. They get angry like a normal person would, they get happy like a normal person would, they cry like a normal person would, and most read more
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Aug 19, 2014
deanzel
I really enjoyed Hanamonogatari and much of the dialogue (and that Kanbaru-service!!) was superb throughout. It was great to finally get a huge focus on Kanbaru Suruga alone and have SHAFT flesh out her character, her past and her continuing issues because I felt as though she never got the treatment that she deserved in her previous arc and episodes. Her rival basketball player and our "antagonist" of sorts, Numachi, acted as an incredible foil (or as a mirror if you payed attention more closely later on) to Kanbaru and her naivety and unwillingness to move forward. It was interesting to hear Numachi's philosophical takes read more
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Both shows are featuring the characters playing basketball, but not the usual basketball, since their characters have their own kind of "super abilities". In both shows the characters have to face their past and inner-self issues in order to grow, move forward and also to understand and face their opponents in basketball. Both have funny, sad, and touching moments. Both have colorful, neat, and decent arts. If in Kuroko the players are boys, in Hana the players are girls.

Both shows are still highly recommended if you're new for basketball stuffs and only want to watch for character developments.
A boy has to do with basketball girls. The shows offer sports as their background, and there are challenges between the girls.

Opening Theme

"Hana Ato: Shirushi (花痕 -shirushi-)" by Marina Kawano (TV broadcast; ending theme in BD/DVD version)

Ending Theme

"the last day of my adolescence" by Suruga Kanbaru (Miyuki Sawashiro) (TV broadcast; opening theme in BD/DVD version)

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