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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 423952423,952 users)
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Ranked: #4192
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #259
Members: 717,981
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


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


Opening Theme

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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)


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.

The first thing that should be recognized ...
Mar 21, 2012
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
Apr 16, 2015
WAIT. Read. I didn't just unilaterally give Nisemonogatari a 1 because I didn't like the show and I'm thoughtless and spiteful like that. I want to start this review out with a bit of a preface. I've never written a review of something that I've given a 1 before, and that's because I usually don't finish watching them. Why would I? If something is terrible, I turn it off. However, Nisemonogatari is completely unlike any of the other shows I would usually give 1s, and is also the sequel to Bakemonogatari, a show that I am very enthusiastic about. I want to make that very ...

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