Nekomonogatari: Kuro

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Nekomonogatari Black: Tsubasa Family
Japanese: 猫物語(黒)
English: Nekomonogatari Black
German: Nekomonogatari Black
Spanish: Nekomonogatari Black
French: Nekomonogatari Black
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Type: TV Special
Episodes: 4
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 31, 2012
Producers: Aniplex, Kodansha
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: Shaft
Source: Light novel
Genres: ComedyComedy, RomanceRomance, SupernaturalSupernatural, EcchiEcchi
Duration: 27 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


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Ranked: #7252
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Popularity: #391
Members: 550,575
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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. Araragi wants to help her, but Hanekawa 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 Araragi 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 Hanekawa 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 Araragi to help Hanekawa as she once helped him.

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Nekomonogatari: Kuro adapts the sixth and final volume of NisiOisiN's Monogatari Series: First Season.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Matsushita, Takuya
Ooshima, Miku
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"perfect slumbers" by Tsubasa Hanekawa (Yui Horie)

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Now coming from the markedly huge success of both Bakemonogatari and the controversial Nisemonogatari, fans may likely enter this third ...
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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.

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As a chronological prequel to the events of "Bakemonogatari": Nekomogatari (as I will slightly abbreviate), is the first short, fast-paced, single arc installation of the "Monogatari" series. Some may be skeptical at first about the franchise's storytelling prowess, following the fanservice ridden antics of "Nisemonogatari" (that tilted many heads to say the least). But fans following the series up until now will be pleased to know that Nekomonogatari very much reverts back to its highly praised, "Bakemonogatari" inspired roots.

Taking on the task of presenting the "Curse Cat" arc alone, Nekomonogatari brandishes a relatively simplistic, and more so romance-oriented ...

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