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English: Hanamonogatari
Synonyms: Monogatari Series: Second Season +α
Japanese: 花物語


Type: TV
Episodes: 5
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 16, 2014
Premiered: Summer 2014
Broadcast: Saturdays at 19:00 (JST)
Producers: Aniplex, Kodansha
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: Shaft
Source: Light novel
Genres: ComedyComedy, MysteryMystery, SupernaturalSupernatural
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.961 (scored by 202962202,962 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #5932
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #446
Members: 366,483
Favorites: 1,006

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Now that Koyomi Araragi and Hitagi Senjougahara have graduated, very few familiar faces remain at Naoetsu Private High School, one of them being Kanbaru Suruga, holder of the Monkey's Paw. When she begins to hear talk of a mysterious being known as the "Devil," who will magically solve any problem, she immediately thinks these rumors are about her and decides to investigate.

She discovers the Devil is actually Rouka Numachi, a former rival from junior high who is providing free advice to those who seek her out now that she is no longer able to play basketball due to a leg injury. Acting as a collector of misfortune, she enjoys relieving the stress of her clients by providing them with the false hope of having their problems solved. Although Kanbaru sees no real harm being done, she reprimands Rouka for lying and heads home, relieved she is not the cause of the rumors. But when she finds that her left hand has reverted back to its human form, she may have a reason to worry after all...

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Characters & Voice Actors


Shinbou, Akiyuki
Itamura, Tomoyuki
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Miyamoto, Yukihiro
Episode Director
Okada, Kenjirou
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

#1: "Hana Ato: Shirushi (花痕 -shirushi-)" by Marina Kawano (TV broadcast; ending theme in BD/DVD version)
#2: "The Last Day of My Adolescence (花物語」劇伴音楽集其ノ壹)" by Suruga Kanbaru (Miyuki Sawashiro)

Ending Theme

"the last day of my adolescence" by Suruga Kanbaru (Miyuki Sawashiro) (TV broadcast; opening theme in BD/DVD version)

Aug 17, 2014
Stark700 (All reviews)
Watching Hanamonogatari is like reading your favorite book on a weekend afternoon. And essentially, it is adapted from a novel written by NisiOisin. But rather than adapting it as a full TV series, Hanamonogatari debuts as a 5-episode show that offers more than just a sensational appeal to its fans. Hanamongatari (literally translated as Flower Story) is like a flower – beautiful, elegant, and has the pedals that shine like no other. For its creativity and cleverly thought out written story, we witness the story of Suruga Kanbaru and what her life is like after Koyomi Araragi graduates from high school.

Similar to the style of read more
Aug 21, 2014
goshujin_sama241 (All reviews)
Over and over again Shaft stands and delivers, this time is no exception. Being a fan of the Monogatari Series, you (and I) were probably excited to hear about the adaption of Hanamonogatari. While its release was delayed a bit I have to say that the wait was well worth it.

Hanamonogatari is kinda the odd ball in the Monogatari Series Second Season. Released in the middle between Kabukimonogatari and Otorimonogatari, Hanamonogatari is set after all events of the Second Season and is told through the narrative of Suruga Kanbaru. While we are use to most arcs being told through the eyes of Araragi, Hanamonogatari a read more
Aug 19, 2014
MotherOfUltra (All reviews)
There are numerous characters and their characteristics that exist in anime community, starting from the most common and arguably the most famous, tsundere, to kuudere, darudere, megadere, yandere, dandere and many more. However, those who have either read or seen any of nisioisin's--the writer of monogatari series and katanagatari above others--work would know that the characters he make are quite something else. They are obviously not normal, thus letting the story progress without boring the viewers/readers, but they are complex. They get angry like a normal person would, they get happy like a normal person would, they cry like a normal person would, and most read more
Aug 19, 2014
dankzel (All reviews)
I really enjoyed Hanamonogatari and much of the dialogue (and that Kanbaru-service!!) was superb throughout. It was great to finally get a huge focus on Kanbaru Suruga alone and have SHAFT flesh out her character, her past and her continuing issues because I felt as though she never got the treatment that she deserved in her previous arc and episodes. Her rival basketball player and our "antagonist" of sorts, Numachi, acted as an incredible foil (or as a mirror if you payed attention more closely later on) to Kanbaru and her naivety and unwillingness to move forward. It was interesting to hear Numachi's philosophical takes read more

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