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Synonyms: Impostory
Japanese: 偽物語
English: Nisemonogatari
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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
Genres: ComedyComedy, MysteryMystery, SupernaturalSupernatural, EcchiEcchi
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 8.141 (scored by 426020426,020 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #4342
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #262
Members: 721,722
Favorites: 3,882

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Surviving a vampire attack, meeting several girls plagued by supernatural entities, and just trying to get through life are some of the things high school student Koyomi Araragi has had to deal with lately. On top of all this, he wakes up one morning to find himself kidnapped and tied up by his girlfriend Hitagi Senjougahara. Having run afoul of Deishuu Kaiki, a swindler who conned Senjougahara's family, she has taken it upon herself to imprison Araragi to keep him safe from the con man. But when Araragi gets a frantic message from his sister Karen, he learns that the fraud has set his sights on her.

Along with Karen's troubles, his other sister, Tsukihi, is having issues of her own. And when two mysterious women who seem to know more than they should about Araragi and his special group of friends step into their lives, not even he could anticipate their true goals, nor the catastrophic truths soon to be revealed.

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Nisemonogatari adapts the fourth and fifth volumes of NisiOisiN's Monogatari Series: First Season.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Matsushita, Takuya
Ooshima, Miku
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1: "Futakotome (二言目)" by Hitagi Senjougahara (Chiwa Saito) (eps TV Broadcast and BD/DVD: eps 1, 3)
2: "marshmallow justice" by Karen Araragi (Eri Kitamura) (eps 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) (eps TV Broadcast: eps 8-10; BD/DVD: eps 8-11)


Sep 29, 2023
Modern classic.

Is the story unique? If it was predictable, did you enjoy it anyway because you like this genre/set-up?
Do you think the art style is fitting for the story?
Jan 21, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Monogatari has two sides to it. One side is a thrilling, genre-switching visual and narrative treat, full of symbolism about people, their relationships with one another, the complications of those relationships, ethics of heroism, and more. For instance, Karen Bee argues that in the face of a world where the supernatural is very real, that the most dangerous thing is a middle-aged Japanese salaryman that gave up on life and morality. Tsubasa Cat shows the poisonous side of love, and even the very first arc is pretty straightforward about the cost of cutting yourself off from emotion to protect yourself from the pain of your ...
Aug 19, 2023
The second season, Nisemonogatari, is one that I personally enjoyed a bit more than the first, because it’s notably shorter and the slapstick bits are this time around done by the sisters of the main character instead of his girlfriend, thus I find those bits more believable and amusing, than the kind of abusive relationship from the previous series.

Sadly, leaving my own experience aside, as a whole, it was a way worse season than the previous one. Not in terms of animation though, which was in fact way better, since this one came out some years later and had a much more polished artwork, ...

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