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Hanamonogatari


Alternative Titles

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

Information

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
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 8.111 (scored by 67,188 users)
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Ranked: #4062
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Popularity: #429
Members: 124,377
Favorites: 462
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Episodes: /5

Synopsis

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

Kanbaru, Suruga
Kanbaru, Suruga
Main
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Japanese
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Numachi, Rouka
Numachi, Rouka
Main
Asumi, Kana
Japanese
Asumi, Kana
Araragi, Koyomi
Araragi, Koyomi
Supporting
Kamiya, Hiroshi
Japanese
Kamiya, Hiroshi
Kaiki, Deishuu
Kaiki, Deishuu
Supporting
Miki, Shinichiro
Japanese
Miki, Shinichiro

Staff

Shinbou, Akiyuki
Shinbou, Akiyuki
Director
Itamura, Tomoyuki
Itamura, Tomoyuki
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Kizawa, Yukito
Kizawa, Yukito
Script
Nakamoto, Munemasa
Nakamoto, Munemasa
Script


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#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)

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




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Stark700
Aug 17, 2014
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.

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Subpyro
Aug 25, 2014
When one series produce multiple releases, it gets easier to compare them with their related products through time. That is especially the case when some series clearly drift apart from the majority in uniqueness and style. One of such cases are the Monogatari series. After an explosively successful release of Bakemonogatari, the animated franchise was followed with the release of Nisemonogatari, which was quickly backed up by Nekomonogatari: Kuro and then the entire Second Season. It did not take long for the horizon to expand even further onto five more episodes of Hanamonogatari, which consist of the story Suruga Devil. As we have all of read more
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goshujin_sama241
Aug 21, 2014
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
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MotherOfUltra
Aug 19, 2014
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
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