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Nisemonogatari


Alternative Titles

English: Nisemonogatari
Synonyms: Impostory
Japanese: 偽物語

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 11
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 8, 2012 to Mar 18, 2012
Premiered: Winter 2012
Broadcast: Sundays at 00:00 (JST)
Producers: Aniplex, Kodansha, Rakuonsha
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: Shaft
Source: Light novel
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 8.211 (scored by 151,332 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #3002
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #134
Members: 247,680
Favorites: 2,073
8.21
Ranked #300Popularity #134Members 247,680
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Episodes: /11

Synopsis

If Koyomi Araragi thought his life couldn't get any more complicated after meeting Hitagi Senjogahara, Mayoi Hachikuji, and Suruga Kanbaru, he's sorely mistaken.

Without any knowledge of how it came to be, Koyomi finds himself in an unknown place as a prisoner. The reason for and answer to his predicament seem to lay in Hitagi's past and the con artist Kaiki Deishuu, but it becomes clear that there's much more to it than that, and it will threaten the well-being of those Koyomi holds dear.

The second story arc of Nisemonogatari focuses on Koyomi's sister Tsukihi. When Koyomi meets a pair of enigmatic women who know suspiciously too much about him and his friends, he couldn't have anticipated the ramifications of their presence. Now Tsukihi's life may very well be at risk, and the cause behind it will shake the foundation of everything Koyomi knows about his sisters.

Background

Aside from the anime and books, there is also a visual novel for the Playstation Portable that tackles part of the series.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Oshino, Shinobu
Oshino, Shinobu
Main
Sakamoto, Maaya
Japanese
Sakamoto, Maaya
Araragi, Koyomi
Araragi, Koyomi
Main
Kamiya, Hiroshi
Japanese
Kamiya, Hiroshi
Araragi, Karen
Araragi, Karen
Main
Kitamura, Eri
Japanese
Kitamura, Eri
Araragi, Tsukihi
Araragi, Tsukihi
Main
Iguchi, Yuka
Japanese
Iguchi, Yuka

Staff

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


Edit Opening Theme

#1: "Futakotome (二言目)" by Hitagi Senjougahara (Chiwa Saito) (TV Broadcast and BD/DVD: eps 1, 3)
#2: "marshmallow justice" by Karen Araragi (Eri Kitamura) (TV Broadcast: eps 2, 5-6; BD/DVD: eps 2, 4-7)
#3: "Hakkin Disco (白金ディスコ)" by Tsukihi Araragi (Yuka Iguchi) (TV Broadcast: eps 8-10; BD/DVD: eps 8-11)

Edit Ending Theme

"Naisho no Hanashi (ナイショの話)" by ClariS



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Veronin
Aug 17, 2012
Fanservice has always been a bit of a controversial issue. Some love it, some hate all instances of it. There's really no feasible way to please everybody when the reaction can often be likened to a dichotomy, split between 'too much' and 'not enough'. While Bakemonogatari is a series known by most for its unique art direction and character interaction, to say that it's removed itself entirely from sexual themes would be a flat-out lie. It's not much of a surprise then, that these elements are even more prolific in Nisemonogatari, for both better and for worse.

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czmp93
Mar 17, 2012
Nisemonogatari was certainly one of the more interesting anime of the season, not least for its trait of dividing viewers down the middle in terms of who enjoyed it and who didn't; this show, being the continuation of a well-known franchise, has attracted plenty of vitriol in the last eleven weeks, even though many people have been outspoken in its defence. But now that broadcasting is finished (even if the argument over whether it is masterpiece or merely the latest victim of too-high expectations has plenty of fuel still left to burn), I'm afraid to say that I couldn’t resist the lure dangling so read more
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Skadi
Mar 21, 2012
Shaft has been on a pretty good run for the last few years churning out some extremely popular and perhaps over-hyped series. Now they have brought us Nisemonogatari, a show that I was looking forward to quite a bit. This is partly because I just generally find their work interesting but also because I did enjoy its predecessor. Now while I would not classify myself as a huge fan of the original show I did enjoy the characters, quirky story, and fabulous artwork. However Nisemonogatari is a pointless and directionless mess that feels more like a cash grab that takes read more
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McRib
Mar 17, 2012
Nisemonogatari is the sequel to Shaft's 2009 hit Bakemonogatari. It features much of the same cast as the first show, but it includes many new characters as well. The particular focus is on Araragi's sisters, Karen and Tsukihi this time around. The first show broke sales records and this one is looking to do incredibly well as well. However, if you were expecting more of Bakemonogatari you might be in for a surprise.

There is always an issue with sequels when it comes to the story. They always seem to never really live up to their predecessors and sadly Nisemonogatari suffers from this issue as well. read more
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