Nekomonogatari: Kuro

Nekomonogatari Black

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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)


Score: 7.921 (scored by 338063338,063 users)
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Ranked: #7502
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Popularity: #397
Members: 553,113
Favorites: 1,234

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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.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


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)

Ending Theme


Oct 11, 2022
Amongst the very confusing monagatari series timeline nekomonagatari sits just after the events of kizumonagatari and before the events of bakemonagatari. its a confusing series for sure and i would not recommend starting the series here as nothing will make any sense whatsoever to you. Now that the exposition is, its review time.


The story centres around Hanekawa's character and Araragis relationship with her. This is a darker story with the classic monagatari gore scenes still present and just as shocking. Its a great dive into Hanekawa's character and 100 % worth the watch for a new time watcher especially as its only 4 ...
Aug 24, 2022
(a short opinion/review)
I find this small part of monogatari fascinating, where we see fragments of important words from two essential characters, Araragi and Hanekawa, what do they really feel for each other? do I feel frustrated? do I like you? Am I just a depressing and very common boy? what's behind that perfection you hide, hanekawa? everything that is being told to us throughout these 4 chapters is an essential development of the plot, even lasting a short time, the plot is effective, direct, specific and perfect. see the characters telling us their stories, their perspectives on certain situations, their feelings and what they ...
May 27, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Pretty mid arc in all honesty. Introduces Hanekawa's dynamic with her parents only to end up forgetting about it, the idea of a real family having to live with the "perfect class president" character archetype as their daughter is a pretty neat idea in concept but it just doesn't go anywhere. At least we got to a little bit of Senjougahara's relationship with her father in the Bake, but here it seems that Nisio just didn't feel like developing core parts of Hanekawa's character. This arc would've really benefitted from a perspective shift, cutting the downtime due to long & mostly unnecessary scenes, instead giving ...

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