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Nekomonogatari: Kuro


Alternative Titles

English: Nekomonogatari Black
Synonyms: Nekomonogatari Black: Tsubasa Family
Japanese: 猫物語(黒)

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 4
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 31, 2012
Premiered: Fall 2012
Broadcast: Mondays at 22:00 (JST)
Producers: Aniplex, Kodansha
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: Shaft
Source: Light novel
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 8.071 (scored by 103,289 users)
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Ranked: #4492
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Popularity: #275
Members: 164,876
Favorites: 538
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Episodes: /4

Synopsis

After surviving a vampire attack, Koyomi Araragi notices that his friend and savior, Tsubasa Hanekawa, has been acting strange. When he happens to cross paths with her on his way to a bookstore and sees she has a bandage on her face, he knows something must definitely be wrong. Koyomi wants to help her, but Tsubasa assures him that her wound is just something she received at home and that he should not concern himself with it. But when a white cat with no tail is hit and killed by a car, the pair bury the creature and the real trouble begins.

When Koyomi later pays a visit to his friend Meme Oshino and recounts the day's events, he is informed what they have buried is actually an apparition, one perfect for Tsubasa in her current state. Tasked with finding his friend to confirm her safety, he discovers that she has attacked her parents, possessed by the "Sawari Neko." Now, it is up to Koyomi to help Tsubasa as she once helped him.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Araragi, Koyomi
Araragi, Koyomi
Main
Kamiya, Hiroshi
Japanese
Kamiya, Hiroshi
Hanekawa, Tsubasa
Hanekawa, Tsubasa
Main
Horie, Yui
Japanese
Horie, Yui
Oshino, Shinobu
Oshino, Shinobu
Supporting
Sakamoto, Maaya
Japanese
Sakamoto, Maaya
Araragi, Karen
Araragi, Karen
Supporting
Kitamura, Eri
Japanese
Kitamura, Eri

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, Key Animation


Edit Opening Theme

"perfect slumbers" by Tsubasa Hanekawa (Yui Horie)

Edit Ending Theme

"Kieru daydream (消えるdaydream)" by Marina Kawano



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QuietDiscourse
Jan 3, 2014
Nekomonogatari: Kuro is the third adapted installment of the Monogatari series, an array of light novels written by Nisio Isin. It serves as a precursor to Bakemonogatari and features Tsubasa Hanekawa during the events of Golden Week, in which she becomes possessed by a neko (translated as "cat") and indiscriminately attacks people on the street to relieve her built-up stress. Viewers of Bakemonogatari may recall references and flashbacks to this incident particularly in the Tsubasa Cat arc, and here we finally see it divulged in detail.

Now coming from the markedly huge success of both Bakemonogatari and the controversial Nisemonogatari, fans may likely enter this third read more
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Stark700
Jan 2, 2013
Nekomonogatari: Kuro.

What does those two words reminds you of? A cat perhaps? Well, neko (in Japanese) does translate to cat, an ordinary theme in many anime series we see today. Oh but Nekomonogatari is anything but ordinary. In fact, for Shaft fans and those who have experience already with the monogatarai series, you will know the way these type of works go. Once again, the franchise brings forth the latest installation from the monogatari series. So, if you're curious just like a cat/neko, then this series is definitely worth some time to invest on.

Nekomonogatari: Kuro is the prequel of Bakemonogatari, an anime series adapted read more
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jayjaybernil
Jan 17, 2014
Being a huge monogatari series fan, I decided to write my first review about it and I chose Nekomonogatari: Kuro. Even before it was subbed, I already watched it out of excitement and it did not disappointment.

Story:
The story is great. It is one of the main strength of the series. This part is before the start of the first series and we learned the past of Hanekawa and how she met oddity. The story is great because it made us realize that Hanekawa is not perfect and also susceptible to emotions.

Art:
The art is the other main strength. I watched this series because of the way read more
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Battlechili
Apr 20, 2013
And now for another review about an anime involving cat girls.
Ah, the Monogatari Series. After seeing Bakemonogatari and what a masterpiece it was, Nisemonogatari was a big disapointment. It was still great, but it paled in comparison to Bakemonogatari. Because of this, I can understand why a great many would be unsure of this series, Nekomonogatari. Well, you can put your fears to rest. Nekomonogatari brought the series back to its brilliance. It's just as good as Bakemonogatari, in my opinion.

First, the art:
Being a SHAFT series, and even more being in the Monogatari series, as always one can expect brilliant artwork and extremely smooth animation, read more
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