Monogatari Series: Second Season

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Nekomonogatari: Shiro, Kabukimonogatari, Otorimonogatari, Onimonogatari, Koimonogatari
Japanese: 〈物語〉シリーズ セカンドシーズン
English: Monogatari Series: Second Season
French: Monogatari Seconde Saison
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Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 7, 2013 to Dec 29, 2013
Premiered: Summer 2013
Broadcast: Sundays at 00:00 (JST)
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: Shaft
Source: Light novel
Genres: ComedyComedy, MysteryMystery, RomanceRomance, SupernaturalSupernatural
Theme: VampireVampire
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 8.761 (scored by 354984354,984 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #442
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #301
Members: 664,946
Favorites: 23,352

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Synopsis

Apparitions, oddities, and gods continue to manifest around Koyomi Araragi and his close-knit group of friends: Tsubasa Hanekawa, the group's modest genius; Shinobu Oshino, the resident doughnut-loving vampire; athletic deviant Suruga Kanbaru; bite-happy spirit Mayoi Hachikuji; Koyomi's cutesy stalker Nadeko Sengoku; and Hitagi Senjougahara, Koyomi's aloof classmate.

Monogatari Series: Second Season revolves around these individuals and their struggle to overcome the darkness that is rapidly approaching. A new semester has begun and with graduation looming over Koyomi, he must quickly decide the paths he will walk, as well as the relationships and friends that he'll save. But as strange events begin to unfold, Koyomi is nowhere to be found, and a vicious tiger apparition has appeared in his absence. Hanekawa has become its target, and she must fend for herself—or bow to the creature's perspective on the feebleness of humanity.

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Background

Monogatari Series: Second Season adapts all but the third volume of NisiOisiN's light novel series of the same title. The third volume's adaptation, Hanamonogatari, was aired separately in August 2014. The complete Blu-ray release includes each arc under its novel title and places Hanamonogatari between episodes 11 and 12 of Monogatari Series: Second Season to reflect the original novel order.

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Staff

Matsushita, Takuya
Producer
Shinbou, Akiyuki
Director, Series Composition


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Opening Theme

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1: "chocolate insomnia" by Tsubasa Hanekawa (Yui Horie) (eps TV: 1-2, 4; BD/DVD: 1-5)
2: "happy bite" by Mayoi Hachikuji (Emiri Kato) (eps TV: 8-9; BD/DVD: 7-10)
3: "Mousou♡Express (もうそう♡えくすぷれす)" by Nadeko Sengoku (Kana Hanazawa) (eps TV: 12, 14; BD/DVD: 12-15)
4: "white lies" by Hiroaki Miyakoshi and Shigeru Yamada (eps BD/DVD: 17-20)
5: "fast love" by Hitagi Senjougahara (Chiwa Saito) (eps BD/DVD: 21-23)
6: "Kogarashi Sentiment (木枯らしセンティメント)" by Hitagi Senjougahara (Chiwa Saito) and Deishu Kaiki (Shinichiro Miki) (eps TV: 23-25; BD/DVD: 24-26)
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Ending Theme

1: "Ai wo Utae (アイヲウタエ)" by Luna Haruna (eps 1-10)
2: "Kimi no Shiranai Monogatari (君の知らない物語)" by supercell (eps 11)
3: "Sono Koe wo Oboeteru (その声を覚えてる)" by Marina Kawano (eps 12-20)
4: "snowdrop" by Luna Haruna × Marina Kawano (eps 21-25)




Reviews

Jul 5, 2022
This season (full of various Monogatari adaptations) has definitely turned out to be my favorite thus far; it wasn't overwhelmed with action or depravity like previous seasons have been, and yet, I feel more connected to these characters than ever. Which is pretty wild considering two of the narrators this season were characters that have only showed up a select few times thus far.

Why do I feel more connected to this season? Well, even though there's usually commentary about these characters' ways of viewing the world or how they're handling the stressors in their lives, this season felt like it touched on a lot of ...
Aug 23, 2023
Mixed Feelings
The first thing to mention about this season is the naming of it, which is the same as its source material but it’s actually the fourth in the anime. I will include Nekomonogatari: Kuro as part of it as it’s clearly part of it even if was released separately.

The second thing to mention about this season is how the plot structure is a rehash of Bakemonogatari, as it also consists of five arcs, and all of them are based around the same girls from that season.

Visually, Nekomonogatari: Kuro is a step back from Nisemonogatari for some reason, despite coming out later and being far ...
Oct 21, 2021
FunnyFunny
A true struggle to complete.

Absolute train wreck of a series, no clear plot, random constant meaningless dialog I guess meant to be completely open to interpretation.

Scenes jump from one area to another without characters ever actually moving, stop-shot animation with almost no flow at all makes it look like a picture book more than an anime.

Characters are all extremely and utterly bland, the VAs are terrible imo, there is no raising or lowering of voices to augment feelings, it's like they are tone-deaf, using the same tone and flow for everything they say, also they repeat themselves constantly like a broken record.

If this series was ...

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